“The life that is not examined is not worth living.” – Plato
Hi guys. How ya doin’? I hope you’re doing great. Bloody heck, it’s been a while hasn’t it? The space seems to have done me the world of good though. I think. I mean, I’m getting there and that’s what matters. Nothing specific has happened but I have a tendency to overthink life so much that I forget to live it, you know?
In my few weeks away from blogging I have come to realise that there are quite a few changes that I would really like to begin putting into practice.
Obviously, I won’t manage to perfect them at once but it’s all a working progress and I just want to take each day as it comes.
I know that we hit 2017 a good few weeks ago now but change, no matter what time of year, can often be a good thing.
Right, grab a cuppa and let’s get to it. WARNING: This may or may not get a little bit deep.
Ok so, some friendships aren’t always easy BUT this is the thing. True friendships are man! And I’ve experienced a few life lessons recently that have reminded me that I want to remove all twattish behaviour from my life.
Here’s the thing, I feel as though I give quite a lot of myself when I meet certain people and often, I give too much. If you’re a soft, kind and genuine person that is something to be proud of (especially in this day and age) but recently, I have found that my kindness is at times, undervalued. As a result, I believe that some people like to take the piss. I even turned to my sister recently and said “If I spent as much time on my own projects as I do everybody else’s, I’d actually be successful.”
Look, not everyone is going to truly like you and that’s fine but I have decided I want to be a bit more ruthless in cutting negativity out of my life. And I don’t necessarily think that that’s a bad thing. I only want to surround myself with my friends that I love and make more genuine ones in the future. Your vibe attracts your vibe.
On a similar note, I want to make more of an effort with my beautiful genuine friends. I met up with some of the most beautiful women in my life the other week and realised how much I missed them. Make more time for the people you love.
Stop saying. Start doing
This is a biggie for me. I want to start actually planning/doing stuff instead of always being like “I wanna do that” or “I’d love to go there”. To be honest, this seems to be going quite well so far, I have a whole bunch of trips planned and once they were booked, I said to myself “You lazy shit, see, it wasn’t that difficult was it?”
I’ve not been doing so well on the old healthy eating front and haven’t been able to get out of the rut since Christmas. I want to find balance, you know? I don’t want to take the fun out of food. If you want a friggin’ hot chocolate just have one, just not every hour.
Be more consistent with my blog
I’m slacking big time with the blog man. I want to put more energy into creating new and exciting content. I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes my blog different and came to the conclusion that it’s me. It’s me that makes my blog different, and I definitely want to give more of myself to my little space on the internet.
Learn to live in the present moment
“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” – Lin Yutang
I’m sick of constantly thinking ahead all the time. What happened to just doing nothing and enjoying it? When did doing nothing receive such a bad rep?? Maybe this is how I have got to where I am now. Because I feel a certain pressure to always be doing something whilst simultaneously thinking about what I might do in the future. I want to stop this hamster wheel and get off. I’m aiming to avoid filling my head with “what if’s”
Love myself a little bit more
I really want to appreciate myself more instead of putting myself down. I mean, improvement is good, don’t get me wrong, but I think I need to be a little less judgemental towards myself. The way I look, the way I think.
I want to love myself on those days when I look in the mirror and feel like a massive hippo, as well as on the days where my hair makes me look as though I am a member of the Jackson five.
My body does so much for me and I think it deserves a little bit more respect.
Most importantly though. I want to take each day as it comes because there is no point worrying about the unknown.
“Be here now.” – Ram Dass