“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong”
I have decided that it’s time to finally focus more on what I love and less of what makes me unhappy. Everyone sets new goals every year, but do we really stick to them? I surely don’t. But what I’ve realised lately is that you don’t have as much time as you think you do (deep, I know!) however I’ve decided that I’m going to change my new way of living my life.
- Start by doing what you love – I enjoy taking pictures of my home and cleaning it. Yes this may be the most boring thing to some people but I genuinely find it therapeutic. It helps me calm, reflect on what needs to be done and what I’ve achieved in a day. So this is one of the things I’m making sure I focus more on (maybe not so much the cleaning) but I like photographing my home and creating mood boards for interior design.
- Instagram – yes majority of us all have Instagram in our lives and are hooked on it. It’s a way of communicating with our friends, following our style icons and just being a huge stalker (we all do it!). My aim is to focus more on how my feed looks. Not saying I want to be some huge Instagram star, I don’t what that. I genuinely enjoy taking photos, posting stories about my life and living in the moment with it. It’s a great way to capture moments in your life and to store all the memories you create. I enjoy posting pictures of my hair, my outfits (when I attempt to make an effort) my home and my puppy. Not everyone is into this and that’s fine, but I’m trying to stop what everyone else thinks and just do it for myself as it’s something I enjoy.
- Stop over thinking – This is something I need to seriously consider. I waste the majority of my time thinking “what if” I just can’t help myself. Im that annoying person of the group that does list all the reasons why I shouldn’t do something because something could happen. When in reality I need to just chill and let loose. This has always been an issue for myself, I worry about what everyone is thinking, and is everyone watching me? Everyone judges everyone now and I’m always conscious of what people are thinking about me. Like should I even care? Going forward this is something that I need to massively change and not be so panicked about what everyone is thinking and just breathe.
- Let your hair down – no literally…… If you want to eat 5 burgers (veggie obviously) then you do that. If something like getting dressed up and dancing all night is what makes you happy then do just that and not worry. I need to remember that life is short and I need to enjoy what I love. I have a bucket list of all the things I hope to achieve at some point in my life and I’ve made it my mission for this to be completed and by doing so I need to be as adventurous and crazy as I can be to do all the things on my list. I need to just go for it and smash what I need to achieve.
I am hoping I stick to all these. I’ve learnt a lesson while being in hospital and when you get a scare like that your life does flash and you think why have I been worried about this etc. Since then I’m not worry about anything anymore and I’m just going to life my “best life” from now on. So If I want that handbag….. I’m buying it!! (Not that I ever needed an excuse anyway)
Girl With The Long Hair x