Being more carefree

Sunday, 15 November 2015

I didn't have this blog post planned but I felt inspired so I had to write it and post it.

The other day I had quite a ''deep'' conversation. It was about my anxiety and how I often don't do things that I can't control or that I haven't previously planned; how when something unexpected happens, I panic and my mind goes blank and how much I care about those things I can't control. It sort of opened my eyes a bit and made me realise how it doesn't do me any good to be like that.

I mean it is totally okay to plan things in life like your uni schedule and writing to-do lists —makes you feel productive af. But those are not the things I'm talking about here. People can go out with friends without knowing what they're gonna do and be careless and have fun anyway, I can't. I NEED to know literally everything so I don't stress out and panic. And even then sometimes, I still can't loosen up.

Where I wanted to go with this post is this piece of advice I received: you can't control everything in your life and it is okay, you will be happier if you are not worried about every little thing. And so I need to remind this to myself every day. Brilliant things can happen unexpectedly. Often the best moments in life are things you've not predicted. This is why I want the lyrics from a The Maine song tattooed: control what you can, confront what you can't. I just tell this to myself every day hoping that one day I will actually stop worrying so much.

So what I'm gonna try to do from now on is be a bit more carefree and embrace the unplanned things that happen in life. To live in the moment, have fun and ease up a bit. Because I'm also always worried about what others are thinking of me and I'm tired of that. It's gonna be hard but I'll start slowly and see how it goes.

If you are like me I'd tell you to try this too, we all could be happier and honestly, being happy and enjoying life is all that matters.
Anna x

4 comments

  1. This was such a good post Anna! It's really important to remind yourself you can't control everything even though you might really want to! :)
    xxxKenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks, this was so sweet :) I'll remind myself that!
      Anna x

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  2. I'm really happy that you made this post. If I'm honest, (although I don't have anxiety so I can't really talk), like half a year ago I was really different from who I am now. I'm still very shy but little by little I started doing things on my own, like going to places where you normaly go with friends, alone, and thanks to the people in uni that I've met, I've learnt to go out without much plans. Before that, I would never go out unless I could sort of predict what was going to happen (what is totally pointless and unrealistic). But what I wanted to tell you is that, really, attitude is everything. You have chose to start being more carefree and that's amazing! The first step is super important. I love a quote that kinda has to do with this "I'm doing things at my own pace and that's okay". Wanting to change is a big step, a lot of people are too afraid to even think about that! I'm proud of you :)

    Love, Laura xx

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    1. Awe thank you so much Laura! I'm proud of you too for deciding to do all that too :)
      Loved the quote, thanks again!
      Anna x

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