In a highly competitive and attached culture, it’s easy to get caught up in keeping up with the Jones’ and reveling in the past. We look at life as a journey, which it absolutely is, where we build memories and gain experience. When you get older, the burden gets heavier.
People attach themselves to theories and things, with the idea that life is around us, when we should live as though life is us. When going through life, live in the present. The past is in the past and it can be let go, and when you do let it go, it will make you much freer.
I’m absolutely guilty of thinking far too much – about thing I’ve done in the past and who I was then, who I am now, and who I’m going to be in the future. Where is this life going to take me? It gets so exhausting! I’m trying to make a conscious effort now to live now. I think it will be possible using some of these tactics.
Forget the approval of others
Everyone has an opinion of you, and everyone will always have an opinion of you. Whether you let that rule your life is up to you.
Let go of social media – or at least use it a lot less
I feel social media is the root of all evil, yet here I am building a blog. Seriously though, I’ve found taking a step away from social media has led me to a happier life. I am happy for all those getting engaged and building their families, but it also makes me wonder what I’m doing with my life.
In addition, if you don’t want to see pictures of people you hate, like your ex, or unflattering pictures of you from a night out, stay away from social media. You’re better off without those awful reminders.
Stop being indecisive
Indecisiveness will leave you fear stricken and in the same place your whole life. Make a choice and stand by it. If you make the wrong decision, clean it up and make the right one. After all, life is a learning experience.
Let go of your past
Everything’s in the past for a reason – it’s over. Mistakes have been made and lessons have been learned, but don’t beat yourself up for it. What’s done is done.
Its fine to reminisce, but don’t wish for it back because you’re ultimately denying yourself the present. Things were wonderful when you were a child, but your life is wonderful now, too!
Don’t have self-doubt
You need to have self-confidence because if you don’t believe in yourself, who else is going to and what else is there to believe in? Stand strong with the decisions you make.
Personally, I still struggle with a lot of these things, but I am a work in progress. Living a happy and carefree life is important to me and that is why I intend to keep my head up and live for myself.