Life is one of those strange things that can be so amazing one minute, and so awful the next, and while it will forever be the case, there’s no point dwelling on this. There are things that are totally out of your control, and although this may cause you great frustration, especially if you’re going through something difficult – there isn’t much that you can do. So rather than spending so much valuable time on things that you have no say over, why not focus that attention on the things that you can control? Like your overall well-being and peace of mind.
So many people forget just how powerful the human body is. It’s not just about the fact that you have a beating heart and an immune system that is able to repair itself. It’s about the things you can do with it too. Like dream when you’re asleep and create a whole new reality. Like learn how to play an instrument that you’ve never touched before and make such a stunning sound from it. Like jump off a cliff in a wingsuit and literally fly like a bird. We are amazing creatures – you are an amazing creature, and it’s the little things like that that you need to remind yourself of. You’re strong, and can achieve anything that you put your mind to – it’s just about believing.
If right now you’re struggling, for whatever reason, and you’re already dreading going into a new year with a bad start. Stop. These kinds of negative thoughts aren’t going to do you any good, and if anything you will certainly ensure that it does start off bad, if not worse. So rather than just waiting for the unpleasant times to roll in – do something about it, take control of your life, your future, your destiny. Do what makes you happy, what makes you smile, and laugh, and feel on top of the world.
Travelling is such an incredible gift that is offered out to anyone that is willing to take it. Of course, a lot of people are nervous about their first-time going on an adventure because it can be intimidating going to a whole new country where they speak another language, eat different food, and have a completely different culture to us, and yet, that is what makes it so amazing. You realise that the world that you know, isn’t the only one that’s out there, and your mind is able to open and see things in such a different way, under such a different light. Life can get tough, especially when you’re stuck in the same environment day after day – it can become really draining and toxic, which is why people get so much out of travelling – no two days are the same. You can be going on Florence Tours learning all there is to know about the food and wine one day, and then find yourself swimming in The Great Barrier Reef with all the marine life another day.
Working out isn’t just a way of getting those #bootygoals and receiving likes on your photos from Instagram – it goes way deeper than that, and the effects that it can have on you are astounding. Of course, not to state the obvious, but the physical benefits are that you get in shape, you lose any excess weight that you didn’t want, you tone and sculpt areas of yourself, and feel stronger, healthier, and sexier. Your body will certainly thank you for the newfound activeness. But what about the mind? Well, other than the fact you’re able to have other things to focus on, and even be your much-needed distraction at times, it can also work as a form of treatment. It can keep things like depression and anxiety at bay, and allow you to have your release, but in a positive and impactful way. You can push all of your negative thoughts into a gruelling workout, sweat out all the toxins, and feel so much lighter afterwards. There is also a chemical that is released in your brain from being physically active, called endorphins, and these make you feel incredible, and better yet, you produce them yourself.
It’s normal to feel as though the last thing that you want to do is leave the security of your own home, and try and meet new people that you don’t know. It is scary, and overwhelming, and awkward. But there’s also something very exhilarating about it too. In this modern day that we live in, you tend to only meet people over social media, and then in time that may turn into a genuine friendship, but until then, it’s just back and forth messaging and comments. While there’s nothing wrong with this, and it’s a positive within itself, you mustn’t forget about the real world, with real people – not just avatars and usernames. It’s as simple as taking a walk to your local bar or coffee shop. You would be surprised as to how many people will smile, say hello, and even spark up a conversation because you’re sitting alone. Be open to the idea of becoming a little bit of a social butterfly – you’ll have such a buzz from it afterwards, and you’ll also gain a fair bit of confidence too. And hey – maybe even some forever friends!
So now you have some ideas, stop stressing yourself out over unnecessary things that are out of your control. And instead, do what makes you happy. Regardless of how scary or difficult it may be to begin with – it will get easier. You will get more confident, and fearless, and brave. And when you become aware of that, your whole life will begin to change for the better. You are the one that can make a difference, so don’t hold yourself back any longer from the things that you deserve.