In the recent months, one of my main short term goals was and still is to be happy. I know it may seem a bit stupid or cliche to some. But after I finished university, I just felt that I needed to change my life for the better and my bad habits had to go. And let me tell you it is definitely easier said than done.
ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU ARE NOT PERFECT
I can admit that I never considered myself perfect to begin with. But I always made it a point to be better than others, especially with things that I usually excelled at(or I thought I did). It began when I started university, I always had a habit of comparing myself to others. I would beat myself up(not literally) for not getting the grade that I intended for, which made me enjoy less of my uni days as much as I should’ve.
But in the later part of Uni, I just forgot about being better than others but to do the best that I could. And that is what mattered the most.
ALLOW YOUR LIFE TO RUN ITS COURSE
If you know me personally, you would know that I am a huge planner. I talked about how I plan my week a few posts ago! Link HERE. But in terms of how my life will turn out, whether it be in terms or career opportunities or relationships. I have long accepted that I will let fates tackle that matter because I believe in this beautiful thing called serendipity. Everything will fall into place at the right time.
According to the internet and other people who encouraged me to start exercising again, it helps release endorphins, which apparently are happy hormones. So if exercising can help you loose weight and make you a happier person, there is no excuse not to do it!
FORGET WHAT EVERYBODY THINKS
I started not to give a sh*t about how unflattering I looked in photos recently because I was really self conscious about what photos I posted of myself in my blog before(photos like this). I was scared that people would secretly mock me online or tease me for how I presented myself on here(I know who you are :D). But I realized by them doing that, Its like free publicity for my blog. So thank you, haters. You continue to make me famous! (Referring to Mr. West’s new album)
SEPARATE YOUR HAPPINESS FROM YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
This idea/thought probably hits home with a lot people. I know I used to depend on my success in Uni on my happiness a lot. And when it wouldn’t turn out so well, I would punish myself. This is definitely something I regret doing in the past years. Recently, instead of focusing on my achievements, I started to consider how lucky I was to live a privileged life filled with love, contentment and peace. I began to be thankful for everything and everyone in my life.
**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**