I'm on a mission! On a mission to take matters into my own hands and find the things that make (and keep) life interesting, enjoyable and exciting.
I want to learn how to improve not only myself but everything around me. To question the things that need to be questioned and trust in the things that I need to trust in. I realize it's a never ending journey, but I'm not willing to give up easily. Life can certainly be a b***h but it's so worth it. I want to feel all the emotions, and have all the experiences, the good the bad and the ugly.
Basically, let's try to step out of Our Private Traps.
So let's do this.
Art & Entertainment
I believe, in life, you don't have to find but create yourself to be the person you want to be. And to not create a completely new path to go from scratch, it is helpful to observe and analyze people you like and strive for the traits you admire about them. I have found myself being incredibly inspired by peoples talents and way of holding themselves. There is often something about a person that completely fascinates me. Sometimes I can't exactly tell what that is, sometimes I know exactly what it is.
Podcasts are an amazing entertainment medium that's doesn't include watching a screen and there are some really entertaining ones out there that are definitely worth checking out!
Music plays a very important role in my life. It always has. It can lift me up and make me dance and it can break me down and help me cry out all my anger. So just as much as I can support my already felt emotions I can lead them in the direction I want with the right song. Here are some that help me do that.
I definitely am a movie fanatic so it is always tough for me to make a list of my favorite films, since, first of all, it changes all the time, second of all, there are so many incredible movies out there, all special for different reasons. So on this particular list, I am picking the movies that stood out to me for the mood and atmosphere they are creating. For that special something that you can't quite pinpoint.
body & Mind
These days people are all about going to the gym, getting in shape to look and feel good. And that's great! But just as much as physical fitness there is such thing as mental strength and there is a way to work out to improve that.
My name is Emma and I am a dreamer. I have realized and finally accepted that fact about myself and it certainly took me a while to do both of those things. In an environment of fact-based realists, my view of the world and my future was often frowned upon. And I never understood what was wrong with me. It took me trying to live a life that was expected of me and becoming miserably unhappy to realize that giving up my crazy dreams meant giving up my hope, excitement, drive, and happiness altogether. I realized I'd rather have something so exciting I wanted to work for it day and night, with the slightest chance of achieving it, then I would want something with a safe outcome if that's not what excites me.
What meditation really is, is a genius mind trick, that really should be part of everyone's life and taught in schools and integrated into our day to day routine. (Yes, I really think, it's that great!) But it sadly isn’t. But if you’re here you can consider yourself lucky because you have discovered it. And I promise, if you give it an honest shot then you will notice how good it is for you and not give it up for anything.
Why is it that with friendships in our life we are so much more tolerant and accepting, then we are with romantic relationships? Just because we can have a lot of them, doesn't mean we should. We all have those friendships that live from obligatory meet ups and forced, energy consuming conversations, but we don't really get anything out of them. So why do we often drag them along? Maybe we should all have a big spring clearout in the human relations department.
Before you start with anything it is always best to think about what, why, when and how. The questions you should always ask yourself before you do anything at all ever. What are you trying to achieve, how important is it, what priority does it have in your life at the moment? What exactly is it you have to know?
A year goes by so quickly but yet it is a big section of your life that is now written in stone and you'll never get back or get to change. So it is useul if not necessary to look back at your lived experiences and see what good has come out of it all. All the new experiences, places you've seen, people you met and things you learned about yourself.
Advice and inspiring quotes floating around on the internet are great but as a matter of fact, if you don't have the right situation or problem to start with it doesn't help as much. It's made for a mold of problems that actually not everybody has.
I recently figured out that everything I hate in a person can be narrowed down to one thing: cynicism. It's everywhere and it really destroys people who are genuine and serious about dreams, plans and goals.
I always wondered, why it's been so difficult for me to move on from things and let them go. I tend to hold on to them and drag them around until I'm exhausted because of it. I am so annoyed at everything that happene, that I have no influence over. Frustrated by the things I can't change. What I've realized is, I'm seriously lacking the skill to accept the things I can't change.
You can see it happening in your brain every day. These loud and colorful thoughts that come up every minute every second of each day. They are screaming in your face how much everything sucks. Negative words are so sharp that they get in easily. They break through walls and will make themselves heard.