21, 04, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?