I love this weeks prompt! Capturing your state of mind in a photo can be such a creative challenge, especially because I believe there is never only one thing going on in your mind, but a multitude of emotions.
As some of my readers may already know, at the moment I’m looking for a job, planning on leaving Germany and moving to the UK, and also busy with a number of other work-related commitments. In between all of this, sometimes I have a very hard time to stay calm and concentrate on my tasks. Often I feel a little overwhelmed by my plans and a future that seem rather uncertain, but I try every day to maintain a positive outlook on things. More or less successful, of course.
On my recent trip to Berlin, which you can read about here and here, I spent a lot of time hanging around coffee shops, one of my favorite things to do in a new city. What I didn’t notice, though, was my boyfriend sneakily taking photos of me now and then! So when we were visiting Five Elephant Coffee & Cake, and I ordered a cappuccino and had my first sip of it, apparently, I did this:
Sipping coffee…. so so good.
I was definitely a little hesitant about posting this photo because I don’t particularly like having my face all over the interwebs, but then I thought it is a very good expression of my state of mind at the moment. Although I often feel like there’s a chaotic mess going on in my mind, I love winding down over things that I enjoy, like breakfast with coffee in a different city with someone who is important to me.
It’s not always easy to calm down and take 10 minutes to reflect on your situation and your state of mind, but it’s crucial to our well-being and to evaluate where we are in life. How do you wind down in stressful situations, and what are your little rituals to stay focused throughout your daily routine?
Let me know, I’m curious!