I had a different post in mind today but I find myself writing about the thoughts on my mind the past couple of days. Every year seems to go by faster and faster to the point where I am almost stuck in a state of stress constantly. It is as though I can’t do the things I want fast enough to make myself feel accomplished. Well…what I realized is that those thoughts aren’t necessarily all that matter.
I realize how fast time is flying and have started to think that I need to prioritize my life better. The most important thing we can accomplish is doing those bucket list items and partaking in activities that truly force our happiness to shine through rather than doing what is expected of me and yet doesn’t make me happy. We live in a world where what we want no longer matters and where other people want us to end up and who they want us to be is starting to take precedence over our own feelings.
The thing that we should care about most and put above all else is the satisfaction of knowing we are doing what is right for ourselves and what is right for our happiness because someone else’s happiness for us isn’t going to mean much if we don’t feel the same. That being said, I think focusing on the things that make us happy should be priority number one. For me, those things are: my boyfriend, my family, my friends, being outdoors, playing with my dogs, writing my blog posts, photography, fitness and anything and everything to do with Fall/October amongst other things.
I guess my point is that yes…it’s so important to get where we want to be financially and career wise but it’s so much more important to be happy with where we are and what we are physically doing. We have to learn to stop and appreciate the people in our life, the progress we are making, being kind to others, living positively, being proud of our journey, and most importantly making OURSELVES happy first. It’s so easy to get caught up in the world around us, the past regrets we have had, and what other people think but NONE of that matters. We have to realize that the most important thing and quite possibly the only thing that matters is ourselves and how we feel about the way we live our lives.
So, do something for you today, tomorrow, the next day and every day after that. It’s the key to happiness 🔑