Gordon Swaby

The one relationship you’re stuck in…

Each day on Blackberry Messenger i post a new thought in my status.  As of today I’ve been doing it for 168 days ( Day X: thought).  I lovingly call it “days”.  It’s tradition for me, instead of counting down to something i “count up“…to life, uncanny really, but it helps me to put my previous day into perspective.  Anyhow, i digress.  Occasionally, my Uncle will comment on some of these thoughts with useful feedback.  However one of the things he said about this particular day struck a note.

“I think you need to disconnect from the world each day for a little, reflect on you, get to know you, Love you…”

I’ve always thought about it, but never really gave it any serious consideration. The grind of day-t0-day life can indeed be tumultuous, but i think an hour or so out of the day  to”recoup” is only fair. We spend so many years trying to accumulate wealth, network and grow, but so many people neglect to REALLY develop a relationship with themselves in the process.  Have you ever wondered why you can never really write about yourself and your good friends tend to know you much better than you know yourself or be able to highlight things about you that you fail to see.

There are 24 hours in each day, maybe it would be prudent of me to reserve even just one hour daily  to know myself a bit more.  After-all, they say the best relationship one can have is with themself, and it’s one relationship I’m stuck in so i might as well make the best of it.

If you’re curious, day 168 is:  So easy to hate, but yet so hard to love.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 2:30 pm. Filed under Interesting, Personal, Uncategorized.

  • marangand

    I need the “like” button from FB for this post!
    Nice 🙂

  • PKGM

    Yes! This wonderful! I came to this conclusion a few weeks ago…I stopped one morning and just made that phone call. After I hung up I felt great! Helping others is great, but when they are living a better life than you, due to you neglecting yourself (the person that you are truly STUCK with)…time to done it. Well bethatasitmay. Thanks for sharing…be easy.

  • Bobby

    Can you really love yourself any more than you do now. Nice post tho ….. love yourself more damn …if there ever was a overkill

  • http://keystomykarma.com Aundra

    Yea Gordy yea, you've got juice!
    I must agree that it's important to sit and have a heart to heart with ourselves for an hour or perhaps a day to get a mental-health break. All work and no play may give us an unbalanced checkbook, but it can also give us an unbalanced mind. Great post, you're on the right track 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/draedarockstar Andrae Palmer

    This is so true it is really difficult to juggle everything an find time for yourself to reflect cause sometimes you feel if u take an hour you might missed something… great post



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