Top 5 Ways My First Time Capsule Video Made A Difference In My Life
Do you ever find yourself wondering how far you have come in this crazy thing we call life?
There may be days when you must have felt like life is so great and on some days, things spiral out of control and the going gets tough.
What’s that string of hope you could cling on to? Do you wait for that one conversation, a certain someone, or a magical sign from the universe telling you that life is going to get better, hang in there, and all you need to do is stay courageous?
Here’s what I believe - You can be your own messenger.
Why wait for a sign from the world when you could be the very source of push and motivation you seek?
Today, and in this blog, I’d like to share my story with you and some of the ways in which my very first time capsule video changed the way I thought about self-love.
1️⃣. I was already five years abstinent from drugs the first time I watched (around three and a half years after I recorded) my very first time capsule video. Do you know what I noticed and felt?
❇️ I looked a bit different, or shall I say, a tad bit younger
❇️ I remembered that I was on a weight-loss journey at the time
❇️ Yet, my face was quite fat and I had a big head too. Hahaha
❇️ For the longest time I had turned off my feelings and never talked openly
❇️ I have been more sensitive and emotional as a person ever since I joined recovery
❇️ I got immensely emotional and overcome by nostalgia while watching the video
❇️ I talked about things that I had never verbalised before
Hearing myself speak gave me goosebumps, and I always emphasise this particular realisation:
I thought I accurately remembered what I had said in the video, but it was quite different from what I had thought.
2️⃣. As a recovering addict, my journey with Encapsulator began in an effort to share my very own personal stories of addiction to empower and educate others about the social and emotional impacts of addiction. The very fact that I could be honest with myself, pushed me to own up to my journey and progress and help others do the same.
3️⃣. While I was working at a rehabilitation center helping recovering addicts, I thought I could give this wonderful tool to the other men coming to our service, to help them measure their growth over time. I wished to capture what it was like for them when they first entered our treatment center - something I really missed out on for myself.
DID YOU KNOW: Over the last few years, we have captured over a hundred client videos of men coming through our service. At our own confidential office space, I give them a short spiel to try and drop their ego, that nobody else is going to see this, and that this is a message to your future self - unless you choose to share it with people.