21, 04, 2016

Mind, body, soul

In a world full of busy schedules not a lot of people take the time to truly be with themselves. Our lives are often occupied with responsibilities and other daily tasks that we forget about the simpler things that keep us happy and healthy. We’re often told that we should do a list of things while we’re still in our twenties, but I now believe those types of lists don’t necessarily need to be targeted towards anyone specific. It may sound silly but being in a relationship with yourself is one of the most important and valuable things you can do for your overall being.

These are somethings I live by and have helped me live a much happier and fulfilling life.


Be unconventional

We all take different directions and journeys in life. Some of us choose to play it safe while others go ahead and take a leap into the unknown. I don’t believe anyone is stuck into doing anything and that it is often a fear of change. When you want something so badly you will work for it and take the risks to get it. There are special cases but if you’re fortunate enough to let your imagination and dreams run wild I say go for it. Take charge of what your heart desires no matter how ridiculous it may look or sound to others – in fact who even cares what others think!? This is your life and you should live it the way you want to.


Be vulnerable

Some of us tend to put up a guard and block out the wonderful opportunities that come our way. As we get older we end up with more fears than courage, but I believe showing your imperfections has many more advantages than you think. I get that we don’t always want to reveal the softer sides of who we are as human beings, but showing your vulnerability doesn’t indicate a sign of weakness. Sometimes the thought of opening up to new ideas and people can sound a bit alarming, however I do promise that more great than bad experience come with it.


Fall in love many times

I’m not saying to go jumping carelessly from one relationship to the other, but don’t be afraid to fall in love with whoever enters your life. This is nothing to be bragging about but I’ve been in quite a lot of relationships – some good but most were bad. I’ve fallen in love many times and with just the same amount of heartbreaks. Most people see wearing your heart on your sleeve as something juvenile, but I see it as an opportunity to experience something fresh with someone new. Another chapter in your love life is always something fun to look forward to, don’t you think? Don’t let whatever happened in the past taunt you from meeting someone special because whoever this lucky person is could be exactly what you were looking for.


Keep learning new things

Once you ‘adult’ (aka. living on your own, working, responsibilities, etc.) you’d be surprised with how much you stop learning. You may not think so much of it now but expanding the horizons of how much more you can learn about is such a wonderful a rewarding feeling. I’m one to do my research thoroughly before speaking up. Even if I learned about something years ago I like to go back and research new information. There’s always the possibility of new findings since we do live in such an advance world that things are always bound to change. So go ahead and learn a new language, study a new culture, try out a new cuisine, do something you think you don’t like, or watch as many documentaries as you want but never stop learning.


Travel alone

Getting on a plane and exploring off on your own is a huge accomplishment on it’s own. Not many people can say they’ve done it since it is on many levels out of a lot of people’s comfort zone. It’s a challenge and sometimes a bit scary at times when planning a trip on your own, but if you put the negative “what ifs” aside you will see all the amazing possibilities and adventures waiting for you. I can proudly say all of my best memories in life have been from traveling alone. Immersing in a new culture and surrounding myself with new people has always opened my eyes into a world of excitement that nothing else could ever replace those moments. If you’re curious and don’t know where to start you can read my Travel Tips On Flying Solo.

What are some things you like to live by?

33 responses to “Mind, body, soul”

  1. Su says:

    Wowwwwww el paraíso

  2. Pablo Parra (Fungi) says:

    Hola Stacey! Me encanta este post tan personal y que a la vez puede inspirar a otros, a mi me ha quedado ahí la espinita de hacer más cosas, de seguir aprendiendo, de salir a explorar y también de encontrar esos momentos de paz y contemplar lo mejor de la vida.

    Espero todo vaya increíble, la foto refleja perfectamente lo que has querido transmitir con los tips del post!

    Un besote desde Barcelona y a vivir se ha dicho 🙂

    • Stacey says:

      Gracias Pablo! Es importante reflexionar sobre la vida yver qué podemos cambiar para mejor. Me alegro de te gusta mi post 🙂
      Espero que tengas un gran fin de semana! Muchos besos

  3. Great tips! I think it’s important to open yourself up to opportunities and don’t be too closed minded about things. There’s nothing wrong with wearing your heart on your sleeve, you’d get to have so many new experiences and even find the love of your life when you least expect it.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Stacey says:

      Very true, the one thing I hate hearing is “I don’t like it or wouldn’t like it” when they haven’t even tried it before! Keeping an open mind has so many great things entailed.
      Love what you said about wearing your heart on your sleeve! It’s always an adventure I suppose :]

  4. Rams says:

    Great tips & Interesting read! I have travelled alone and I love doing it again..


  5. Great post! I definitely don’t feel comfortable traveling alone, although I do make an effort to learn x


    • Stacey says:

      That’s totally fine and I’m not one to push anything on anyone but it’s great to see what is possible out of your comfort zone 🙂

  6. Jeanne says:

    Very inspiring post Stacey! I’ve been interested in self help and I read a lot about personal development so this definitely rings a bell!;)

    • Stacey says:

      I live for self help anything hahah, it’s all such an interesting topic so I was inspired to write a post like this 🙂

  7. Mira says:

    What an inspiring post, thank you for sharing your tips! I love solo-travelling, I have done it SA (although I was also living there) and in California and both experiences were amazing. I also think that being vulnerable is the key to deep relationships and that it isn’t something we should be afraid of. xx


    • Stacey says:

      You mean South America right? If so then no way! Which country were you living in? And yes being vulnerable let’s others see a beautiful side of you in my opinion <3

  8. Rach says:

    These are great advices! I definitely think opening yourself and exploring is a really good tip. It can definitely open your eyes and lead to a better opportunity and seeing everything in a positive light.


    • Stacey says:

      For sure! And I would say for us bloggers we are putting ourselves out there already so being able to express who we are has lead us already into a lot of great opportunities 🙂

  9. I needed to read this. Thank you. Love this!

  10. Adele Miner says:

    Love this, thanks for sharing! I like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!


  11. Rena says:

    Many thanks for this very wise post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    Giveaway: What are you Going to Do for € 100?

  12. Nerdy Maria says:

    I love the main idea of your post and the things that you try to live by! I always wanted to try out solo traveling as a lot of people claim that it is more rewarding and better. It sounds quite scary to me but I just need to get out of my comfort zone and do it someday 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Stacey says:

      The thought is sometimes scary but when you do research and just be a smart traveler it does go a lot more smoothly! It helps to really learn about the culture as well and to do a language exchange so you can get to know someone from the city you want to visit 🙂

  13. Beautiful and motivational post lovely! I have never travelled alone and I pass up way too many opportunities due to fear so I need to break out of my shell xxx

  14. Jamie says:

    great post! such a very inspiring post! thank you for sharing 🙂
    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

  15. Alina Kristi says:

    This post was the bomb !! I love it and every single word you wrote down is so true and inspiring, so thanks for sharing your train of thoughts :))

    xx Alina


  16. Dominique says:

    LOVED reading this! So well written and so refreshing! I agree with be vulnerable, sometimes we feel we have to act tough all the time but it’s ok to let your guard down xx


  17. Katherine says:

    I really wanted to try to travel alone. Thanks for sharing this <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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