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life lessons:10 things to STOP WORRYING ABOUT

Nikki Yazxhi

10 things to stop worrying about


{especially as so much of what we worry about won’t actually improve the quality of
our lives!}

So, with that in mind, here’s what you should try to stop worrying about today . . .
1. Others’ opinion about your life, signature style, dreams, etc. Everyone has different values and different perspectives about what a fulfilling and happy life looks like. Let go of worrying about what others think and focus your energy on your interest, your heart and your mind.
2. Trying to be like everyone else. As much as people try to do their own thing, they’re often guided by what is acceptable by their peer group. So ask yourself, if what you are doing is because you are passionate about it or because you are too afraid to do what you really want to do?
3. Trying to do something simply to stand out and gain attention. Our culture tends to applaud ridiculousness, shock and awe tactics and baseless behaviour. In other words, as long as it gains eyeballs, a good laugh and a few more ‘likes’, the urge is to go forward with the behaviour. While there will always be people who stand out, make sure you’re standing out for something you believe in and would be proud to have on your resume when you look back upon it years from now.
4. Anything that is beyond your control.
5. Anything you don’t want to happen. Instead of worrying about what you don’t want, use that energy to focus on what you want to create. Create beautiful, amazing moments for yourself and those you love. Use that energy to dive into projects that propel your dreams, so you don’t have time to worry.
6. Unnecessary social media time zappers. For example: checking status updates of people who aren’t actual, genuine friends, or wondering how many ‘friends’ or ‘followers’ you have. Social media easily wastes time that could be better used strengthening friendships in real time, practicing a new craft or actually taking pictures instead of simply repinning them. Live your life. Don’t be a spectator of others’ lives.
7. How other people live or how much money they make. Keeping up with the Jones or Buchanans or whatever family lives down the street from you is something you should not spend another minute thinking about. How someone is able to live the life they appear to be loving is none of your business. Be happy for them and then go about living the life of your dreams according to your desires, passions, and purpose instead of what society dedicates you should adhere to.
8. What others may {or may not} be saying about you when you’re not around. More likely than not, when people leave our company, they probably aren’t thinking about us at all, and if they are and it’s not kind, they aren’t people you should worry about because they don’t deserve to be in your life.
9. The number on the clothing label. The size of a dress or pair of jeans is not something to worry about. Since various brands involve themselves in vanity sizing and each brand has their own measurements for certain sizes, a 10 from one designer may be an 8 in another. In other words, live healthy, and then dress your body to flatter your best assets regardless of the number on the label.
10. Your life plan going exactly as you had mapped out when you were younger. Setting life goals is a very good idea but hanging on to a life map that doesn’t align with your full potential is not. Always have goals, then adjust them as you get to know yourself and your opportunities change. And most importantly, have confidence that you will reach the target. It just may not look like what you had expected. In fact, it most likely will exceed the limited perspective you had when you were younger.
{Source: The Simply Luxurious Life / Pic: Vogue}


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