Deep thoughts of the day: Are you happy? Are you living your best life?
If you’re not, you should probably look deep inside and ask yourself, “wtf.”
Alright, fine, I’m kidding… Well, sort of kidding.
October 19th: What Makes Me Happy
(Read the original Blogtober 2014 post here!)
The other day, I was reading something that asked the question, “Are you more of a pessimist, or do you tend to be more of an optimist?” After thinking about it for awhile, I decided that I’m definitely more of an optimist. At least, that’s what I like to think.
My opinion on that may be relative to how my life and personality used to be, if you’ve known me for awhile, I assume you’ve noticed the change too. What a mess 2011 Amanda was huh? lol Or, maybe me being an optimist is just be wishful thinking.
Either way, I really try to be a positive element in the lives of the people around me. Even if they insist on being negative about things like Trix Cereal bringing the colors back but not the shapes. 🙄
So, how do I make sure I’m my happiest, most positive, best life livin’ self? It’s super simple y’all.
How to be happy and positive every day:
Every day I try my best to remember and be grateful for how amazing my life is. Easy for me to say, right? Even if you don’t live in an Airstream with your favorite person in the entire world, and write extremely informative posts from Big Bend National Park, I bet you’re life is something to be thankful for. 🙂
I surround myself with friends and relationships that make me happy to be alive. Why would you ever be friends with people that stress you out rather than make you feel happy and fulfilled? Be around people who challenge you, want the best for you, and lift you up. Surround yourself with people who you can better and who can better you.
I try to do the things that are going to truly make ME happy, even if they seem irresponsible to other people. You know why? Because fuck what other people think. Honestly though, my family is super supportive, as long as I’m not having cheesecake for three consecutive meals.
I try so SO hard to remember that money is just paper. Make a budget that includes enjoying your life. If that means you forgo dinners out for awhile to go to New York City for the weekend with your friends, are you really going to regret it? I fucking doubt it.
And lastly, I hydrate, I’m honest with myself and others, I eat kids cereal and Spaghettti-O’s despite being an “adult,” I laugh – a lot, I travel, I take pictures, I listen to loud music, and sometimes I dance. You should definitely be doing the same!
How do you live your best life?