Live life the way you want to

31/10/2016

live life the way you want to, life, happiness


We shouldn't try to tell people how to live their lives. You see all these things on Facebook telling you to go travelling, to jump off cliffs and live each day doing something incredible and even though that sounds amazing and some people want to do that, others may enjoy going to work and spending time with their loved ones. Some people may not like the idea of working for themselves and having the uncertainty of a stable income, some people may prefer going on holiday and staying in luxurious hotels over backpacking and staying in hostels with strangers in an unusual country.

 It's all about preference and I think even though I understand these posts and whole "live doing the things that make you happy" meaning behind it, I often wonder how that makes people feel: the people who don't want to do those things. The people who thrive off of and enjoy living their day-to-day life rather than jumping out of aeroplanes and eating strange creatures that definitely shouldn't be eaten. Does it make them feel boring? Does it make them feel less than? Why isn't being able to provide for yourself, having a nice home and loyal friends #lifegoals? Why don't people enjoy driving to the shop and finding out their favourite chocolate is on offer, or a film they've always wanted to watch is now showing on tv. I always believe you should enjoy the little things in life too.

Sure, if you want to go travelling do it, go! You'll have a bloody fantastic time. If you want to get drunk on the weekends, do it, go dance the night away! Just drink a pint of water before bed. If you want to cliff dive and sky dive and waterski and swim with sharks, go do those things! But at the same time, if you want to snuggle down in bed with a hot chocolate watching your favourite movie, or keep your head down and strive to be the best person at your job, or even if you want to spend your days or nights getting lost in different books and different worlds, go and do those! Live your life the way YOU want to live it, even if it seems 'boring' to someone else. If it brings you joy, there's no reason to not pursue it. Do you, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

What's one thing you've always wanted to do in life?

7 comments

  1. I couldn't agree more, I feel like living life to the fullest has a bit of a different meaning to everyone. Like you said, for some it might be travelling the world & going on crazy adventures for other it might be enjoying cosy evenings at home with a good book. I think we should just all mind our own business & let others live their life how they want to :) x

    Sara’sChapters

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    1. Yeah definitely, I think people should stop telling others how to live and actually start living their own lives lol. Everyone has different preferences and perspectives x

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  2. It's nice to read this. I get so caught up in feeling like I should be doing certain things - like I should be enjoying life in a certain way when all I want to do is sit in bed and read books.

    Lovely post :)
    Katie
    www.flawd.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad this post helped you in some way Katie. Pursue the things you enjoy and fuck everyone else lol x

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    2. Lying in bed with a good book is one of the best things in life <3

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  3. I came across your blog on a post that Lauren did - What Lauren Did today and this post really hit home for me mainly because a lot of the time people actually make fun of me for not wanting to go out and get drunk every weekend. I love nothing more than spending a Saturday with my Mum or outside with my dogs and then lying up that night with some take-a-way and a good movie. It is almost like your seen as "boring" for not wanting to literally pee your money away. From not going out every weekend for 2 years I am now moving into my own home early next year with the money I have saved. Don't get me wrong I do still enjoy a night out now and again but it doesn't make me boring. I've heard it so often now I do wonder will I look back in years to come and wish I went out more. UGH people!

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    1. Aw I'm glad you enjoyed reading! I'm sorry that mindless idiots made fun of you for not wanting to poison yourself each weekend. Congrats on getting a new home as well lovely! Keep doing you - big love and respect to that xxx

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