It’s raining outside and I have a ton of candles burning ( my mom says it’s like a séance in our living room, but I think it feels so cozy ). I’m currently curled up on my couch, wrapped in a fleece blanket, drinking hot tea & lemon water ( you can never be too hydrated, right? ) and watching my favourite movie, Wanderlust. Ok, maybe it’s one of my favourite movies not my absolute favourite, but it’s great.
I’m sure you’ve all seen it before… But just in case not ( why haven’t you seen it!? Jennifer Aniston is hilar, so go watch it please ), a couple is unhappy doing the same shit every day. They drink the same coffee from the same coffee shop, they live in a tiny apartment that makes them unhappy, their marriage seems to be taking a toll due to their unhappiness. They’re doing things every day, work wise and other, that aren’t allowing them to be fully happy.
They pack up and leave their apartment and start driving. They end up staying at a b&b ( commune, let’s be real ) that ends up changing their outlooks on life.
The whole point of this post is to do what Jennifer and Paul ( Linda and George ) did and make a change in your life if you aren’t happy.
We, as humans, are creatures of habit and once we get stuck doing something that we know, we tend to stick to it. This is quite possibly the most obvious reason that people continue to do the shit that they say they hate.
They tell their friends, family, sig other ( & fb friends, twitter peeps, maybe they even have a blog that they write about their days, or they simply write it in a journal ). And then we as listeners / observers tend to think they don’t actually hate it because they don’t do anything about it. But they do hate it. It’s the fact that we thrive off of habit and routine, and breaking either one of those is a hard thing to do.
Wanderlust, other than just being a really funny, damn good movie, has also inspired me to quit doing shit I hate and make changes in my life.
Positivity and happiness is all I’m after.
Making a change is what I plan on doing. I know that it’s obviously not gonna happen over night AKA I’m not gonna just wake up tomorrow and say “fuck it” when it comes to working and school, even though those are two major things that are affecting my happiness right now.
I’m not gonna drop out of school ( I’ve already paid for it and I’ve come this far ) and I’m not gonna quit my job ( because duh, there are really good aspects of my job and I do love it ) but I’m going to start making minor changes when it comes to both.
I also plan on focusing on what makes me happy AKA my blog, photography, the people that I love and my health. I’ve been slacking on a few ( ok, all ) of these things lately because the things that are taking over my time ( school and work ) are sucking all of my energy up and leaving me no willpower or time to do what I love.
SO I am encouraging you to do the same. Stop doing shit that is making you unhappy. LIKE I SAID, don’t make super drastic changes, but do little things. You’ll get to where you want to be one step at a time.
If you’re doing shit that you hate every day and just choose to bitch about it instead of changing something that will make YOU happier, I want to know why. Why don’t you do something for you? I’m not saying you need to sell your apartment and move into a commune like Linda and George did, but WHY NOT make some changes. Just start small.
Make a tiny change tomorrow and continue to do so, every day, until you’re no longer doing shit you hate. Nobody is going to do it for you, we’re not all blessed with a fairy godmother like Cinderella was ( I mean, I WISH but this ain’t a fairytale ) so you need to get up off your ass and do it yourself.
Change your lifestyle and you might be able to finally experience the true, genuine happiness that you deserve.
Stop doing the same shit that you hate every single day. I promise you won’t regret it.
YOU are worth more than that. Let me know below how you plan on making a change and if you have any tips or tricks to stop doing shit that you hate.
Talk later! – julieann x
+ this is quite possibly my favourite quote from the movie… “Who knows how many days any of us have on this earth? I want to fill mine with laughter, happiness and love. Let’s get the fuck outta here.” I’m making positive changes in my life so let’s kick ass and make this life the life we’ve always dreamed of.
+ this one’s good too… “Why shouldn’t we feel that every day? I think it’s such an obvious choice. There’s no one way to live our lives”
Go out there and kick ass.
[ it’s only fitting that I used more pictures by the water / beach ] + [ you all know I do my best thinking by the beach… and who wants to see pics of me curled up on the couch in the pouring rain #hotmess ]