Turning 27 has not been as bad as i thought it would be. These days, i feel like i have it all figured out, and although i would normally laugh at something like that, being 27 gives you the right have things figured out. Most of all, freelancing has in a way made me mature quicker, become more responsible and well.. grow a pair! Basically, i’ve become the person i’ve always wanted to be. Be at the place where i always wanted to be, and that’s just makes my heart happy.
For reasons unknown, this is a somewhat difficult post to write. Mostly because i’m admiring out loud things i have been thinking a while. And when you do, it’s like, do you spoil the magic? Either way, i’ve been writing a list the past couple of weeks, asking myself the question, what makes you happy? You should see me coming up with the answer while showering – running to grab my phone in bubbles. I have such a short memory, i can forget something from one second to the other. So thank you Notes for making my life happier.
There’s still a small struggle with this one, but i’m 99% there. I’m not talking about honesty as in, not lying, but honesty as in always saying what comes to your mind. For a lot of long reasons, i haven’t always done that. Keeping words, thoughts and opinions to myself for a long time, i’ve felt like i was building up and putting all this pressure to my shoulders. This blog has helped me so much to deal with my -sort of- introversion, and now i just feel free, and more.. me.
Don’t suppress emotions.
No problem with this one though! I’m such an easy crier but the most difficult part has been in my freelance life though. Dealing with stress, emotions, putting myself down, feeling unworthy – artists get a lot of these emotions you know. The key to get over every single one of them, is to allow yourself the time to feel and embrace them. Don’t suppress your anger or sadness – but give it a moment, don’t rush it, don’t force yourself to feel better just because you have to. So when i’m feeling sad i just embrace the fact that i feel sad. I’ll cry, be angry but once i let it all out, the next day i’m back on my track.
Take care of yourself.
Our body is our template, and the older you grow the more you feel the need to take care of yourself. The past month i started turning all my beauty products to natural and organic ones, eating more vegetables and going to the gym. The change i see every morning in the mirror is remarkable. No longer the tired, bitten face, but bright and happy – even if she wants to sleep a little longer.
Do something for others.
Last but not least, doing something for others is our primary nature – it’s what makes us happy and complete. I recently watched this episode with Obama and Bear Grylls and the man said this one thing that stuck with me: Be kind and be useful. How can you be useful to others? Try doing at least one good thing in your day that is for someone else.
There might be quite a few things that i’m missing – i bet. Like, surrounding yourself with positive people and people you love. I’ll keep this list in my notes and keep it growing. Probably make a post with all the things that make us happy. How about you?? What makes you happy?