It can be difficult to not literally “buy” into what we think our lives are supposed to look like. I definitely feel the pressure of keeping up with certain lifestyle standards that I never intially intended for myself. I do feel it is important to present your best self to the world, and I also feel that our quality of life should feel radiant. Yet when our best self and beautiful life always gears around something we do not currently have, I am certain we must be feeding the wrong intention.
I am a firm believer in manifesting your truest desires in life, but staying clear on what they really are takes a lot of effort.
It is so easy to be distracted by everything around us. Deciding to live with only what I absolutely love and need has helped me unplug from insatiable consumerism. But I am still very aware of the buzz around me. When I think about how freeing simple living is, I feel most at peace when…
I am not comparing myself to others.
I take a break from the stress of the entertainment industry.
I prepare simple organic meals that may not always look perfect, but taste incredible.
I limit my choices of clothing so I’m not stressing over what to wear.
I am accustomed to and accepting of how I look without makeup.
I wear my hair cut into a style that doesn’t need to look flawless.
I focus on decluttering versus constantly thinking of new ways to redecorate which is what I used to do.
I remind myself of what I am passionate about, and I think about how I can share this with others.
These are all things that I have to constantly remind myself of and stay in alignment with. I have recently grown to love Instagram. As an artist I am always looking for inspiration. I’ve noticed that I have to seriously watch myself when I see that the beauty I’m observing becomes just like any other advertisement. Instead I’d love to take the perspective of viewing what I see as if I were in a museum. What comes up for you when you think of these ideas?
Enjoying all of the beauty around us in life without comparing ourselves to it is extremely empowering.
(Image by Dawn Michelle)