Take A Moment

Every once in a while I get this urge to sit at my laptop with a cuppa & just write, kind of like verbal diarrhoea but in the written sense, if you know what I mean. Today is one of those days. I've been feeling a little philosophical recently and have been thinking about what matters most to me in life. I for one, spend so much time rushing around that I barley get a minute to just appreciate life.

In between family, work, college, school, university, writing a blog or what ever it is that you're doing it's easy to get caught up in achieving goals or getting things done, that the small every day moments are lost on us. Sometimes I worry that before I know it I would have lived a life of hitting goals and getting things done, but not taken much time out to actually appreciate life. It's actually something that's been playing on my mind quite a bit recently. I'm a goal orientated person I like to make lists and make plans and stick to it (God forbid my plans don't work out as I hoped)  which is all good but it does mean I can get tunnel vision and lose focus of the world around me. I figured I needed to slow down a little and take time to enjoy things.

I thought I'd share a few tips I've personally been applying to life recently:

  1. Say NO! No is a powerful word I used to be very good at saying what people wanted to hear or going along with what people wanted, even if my instincts were dead against it. Now days if I don't want to do something or feel like I'm taking too much on I politely decline. It's hard to get over feeling like you to need to please people or that you're letting them down. I try to stay focused on the fact that I have one life to live and I have to do the things that I feel will benefit me. In most cases the people around me care for me and understand. 
  2. Say YES to things! Ok I know you may think I'm going mad as I just said say no to stuff, but bare with me here. When I said say no, I was talking about things that my heart isn't really into. However I've made the decision to be more open to new ideas and opportunities. I would often exclude myself or rule things out for various reasons, but mainly because I was afraid to put myself out there. Since starting the blog and stepping out of my comfort zone I've felt really exhilarated. It's changed the way I approach things and lead me to be more positive and less fearful of new opportunities.
  3. Be thankful, I've recently started to take a moment everyday to list the things in my life I am thankful for. Quite literally counting my blessings has been a humbling experience, I have a lot to be grateful for and I'm determined to appreciate them all.  
  4. Make time! easier said than done - trust me I know, but it's important to make time for the things that really matter. For me that's friends and family, I'm not the best at keeping in touch so I've been making a real effort to stay connected to the people I care about the most.
I know today's post was a little different to the normal DIY's, beauty and fashion, don't worry they'll be back very soon, I just wanted to take a moment & share what's been on my mind lately. I guess that's what blogging is all about.

So what about you, are you like me and learning to really take time to appreciate the wonderful things in life?      

1 comment:

  1. Really good post, I definitely feel I'm rushing to achieve things rather than enjoying the present.


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