HEY DUDES! WHAT'S UP? HOW'S IT GOING? HOW'S LIFE? Today I want to talk about treating yo' self and things like that, so let's get into it :-)
Currently, one of my biggest goals is finding out how to be happy as often as a can, even in difficult circumstances. Just so you know, even though I may be considered a "happy person," that does NOT mean I am a bubble of joy 24/7. Little things can set me of and I turn into this angry raging person, and I gotta say, I HATE it. Lately, I've been trying to work in more time in my day to do things that make me happy; things like blogging, journaling, spending time with God, and reading. It is so important to make time in your day for the things you love.
Personally, some of my favorite things to do are when I'm alone. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my friends with my whole entire heart and I am so incredibly blessed to have them in my life, but I'm the kind of person who really needs time by themselves to regroup and collect themselves. If you're like me and you need this, don't be scared to ask for it. I'm not saying you should completely give up your social life, but if someone asks you to hang out when you had a really great evening planned out (you know, the face mask, bath bomb, nail-painting kind of thing?), it is 100% okay to say no to plans. Don't cancel plans you already have, but you're never obligated to say yes to plans you don't want to have.
I also have a little side note/rant about alone time. I feel like a lot of people save their new bath bomb, or their nice face mask, or whatever for a "special occasion." I know I do that. But guys, lets make today a special occasion!! What are we waiting for? Let's go out and live life now!! We have to stop waiting around for a reason to do something. Just go do it! This kind of relates to the whole New-Year's resolution shebang. Don't wait for a new year to start something, go ahead and do it now! That is so off-topic, but it's been on my mind a lot lately so I wanted to talk about it.
Anyways, I love the alone time to reflect. It calms me down. It lets me know how my brain and body are feeling.
I know this will sound so contradicting, but happiness can be really difficult. It sounds ironic, but sometimes you have to sacrifice things for happiness. For example, you may not want to work on your research paper because you would rather be hanging out with friends. Maybe hanging out with your friends is fun at the time, but is it worth it when you have to stay up until 4 a.m. working on your paper the night before it's due? Maybe it is for you, and if so that's perfectly okay. But for others, sometimes you need to sacrifice a few small things to work towards having an overall happier lifestyle. Try to think big picture.
Last but not least, making your soul happy means taking care of yourself. Take a shower. Wear deodorant, Stretch when you're sore. Eat foods that your insides will thank you for. Drink more water. And, for the love of all that is holy, do not stay up until four a.m. on Snapchat with your friends. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but you can't function on that little sleep and that decision will throw off your whole day.
Moral of the story: think big picture in regards to your happiness and treat yourself. I know I went off on several tangents, and this post sounded way better in my brain! Have a great rest of your week!!
Thank you so much for reading!! See ya later! <3