There’s a lot going on in the world right now and many of us are feeling anxious, confused and flat-out scared.
In addition to everything we’re doing to deal with this current pandemic, we all do so much. Too much at times. We give to work and family. We manage homes, meals, pet vet appointments and still make time to lend a supportive ear to friends.
There’s a lot to be upset about in this world at times. And rightfully so. But there’s also quite a bit that gets under our skin and throws us off course that quite frankly, doesn’t deserve the attention we give it.
There’s so much we can’t control in our every day, but the more we push against some of these not-so-big-in-the grand-scheme-of-things things and let them upset us, the more they separate us from joy and break us.
Having good friends who you can vent to when you’re having a bad day, or round-up for some fun on a random weekend, is invaluable.
These days, so many of us are craving more people we can connect with. Sure, we have hundreds of social media buddies, but not a lot of the “you can call me whenever you need anything — even if it’s 4:00 am” type BFF’s.
Chances are there’s something you’ve been wanting to learn (playing the piano, speaking French, salsa dancing?), but for some reason or another, you still haven’t gone for it. It could be a lack of time, fear of failing, or even anxiousness about being a beginner or “bad” at something.
But being a lifelong learner opens you up to new experiences and adventures
With all the red hearts and pink roses in the air, it’s easy to believe today’s all about cupid and romance. But we like to think of Valentine’s Day as a day to show all of the people you care about just how much you love and appreciate them.
Sure, it can be your partner, but also, it can be your amazing friends, a loving family, kind neighbors, cutie-pie pets and anyone else you care about and are grateful for.
We all have those days where we can barely drag ourselves out of bed. Your alarm rings, and after what seems like 10 hits of the snooze button, you finally pull yourself together and think … “Maybe I should have watched one less episode of Stranger Things last night?!”
But sometimes it’s not just sleep deprivation that makes it hard to show up for our day, it’s the fact that we’re not where we want to be in life.
We’re just going to come right out and say it — weekends are the best. You get to take a pause from work, meet up with friends for a glass (or two!) of wine, log some quality family time, not to mention enjoy a moment or two for y-o-u. What’s not to like, right?
Your time off couldn’t be any more blissful, that is, until it hits — Sunday afternoon.
Want to hear something crazy? There were 768 million vacation days that went unused last year in the U.S. alone. “Wait, what?!” You’re probably thinking.
That’s right. Our lovely friends, family, neighbors, maybe even you yourself willingly forfeited 768 million days they could’ve been paid to be sailing around Greece, snorkeling in Hawaii, reading at a park, hanging with their kids and pets, or doing dozens of other fun, relaxing things.
When we’re at a crossroads, or faced with a big decision, it’s typical we turn to others for their thoughts and advice.
You might survey friends with a flurry of texts, call your mom, cousin, old college roommate, and ask everyone down to your local coffee house barista what they think you should do.