There are these days when one feels utterly useless …days when one feels enervated ; when the mundane things in life fail to impress and the drudgery of a monotonous life , comes to hit you …When even the most interesting of things seems ho hum and insipid and one longs for a break in the routine…a fresh lease of life …..
It is in times like these one wishes to do the vanishing act , to escape to an exotic island in some far corner of the world or enjoy a relaxing holiday in a quaint European town. (I have this obsession with European countryside , nurtured by the fairy and adventure tales I read as a child and further facilitated by my own trips to some of these beautiful places …. )
But what does one do when none of these options are viable ? To me the solution is clear – ‘Retail therapy’.
Shopping or ‘retail therapy’ as it is aptly referred to as , is indeed a stress buster , drawing your attention away from the some oppressing realities of life , however only temporarily , and letting you drown yourself , albeit happily , in a sea of clothes , shoes and accessories !
I am not an advocate of wasteful spending and neither would I advise the same to anyone …But , then some small indulgences , here and there , just to lighten one’s mood , is not a crime either . After all , we have but one life and if an extra pair of shoes can make you forget your worries and be cheerful for a while , I think it is worth every penny you spend..
There is one really irritating thing about an uneventful life , which is the fact that , at exactly the same time when you feel your life is such a drab , you will notice the lives of all those around you to be exceptionally exciting and eventful…….. And this in turn will make you hate your life even more !
Whenever I get engulfed by such an inactive and lackluster life , I treat myself to some shopping … So a few days back I got myself a pair of shoes , and believe me ( although I know I sound crazy ! ) , things have started looking up since then … I have started looking forward to life in general and to the times I will get to use those shoes , in particular 😛
I guess , life is not that complicated , if we let it be so . Sometimes , it is not about money or use or anything else , sometimes it is all about the ‘simple joys of life’. We need to unwind ourselves and let our muscles loose at times…and indulge…for this life shall not come again !
A tight , rule bound existence , meant to please everyone else , but oneself , cannot last for long .
And besides , when I am on my death bed , I would definitely not want to regret about the things I did not do , the shoes I did not buy or the place I did not visit …
So do it all now…when you have the time…As for me , these shoes will last me sometime , I mean in terms of joy and rejuvenation , till of course , my life becomes more eventful , which I am hoping it will soon be… 😀