This year so far, I find myself constantly having things to get done, and my life has turned into this giant to-do list. I'm easily stressed out, but in these times I have to remind myself that "today is beautiful." In fact, everyday is beautiful. It's beautiful because you have the power to make it an adventure, something worth living; where every little aspect is treated as a gift, a privilege, and a joy. Even the negative experiences that keep wriggling their way into our lives can have the power to help us, if we treat them as challenges rather than curses. And how do we do that? We look at them as adventures! For example, something that has been manifesting my thoughts is my volleyball refereeing practical on the weekend. It might not seem like such a big deal, but to me it is. I'm not going to lie, I'm completely terrified. This is something I've never done before, and the possibility of failure freaks me out. But if I don't do it now, then when will I? The fact that I even have such an opportunity is a blessing, so why am I letting the fear of failure deter me from success? The butterflies in my stomach should be of excitement, but rather, they've formed out of nervousness. But really, it'll just be a big adventure. I'll be refereeing a volleyball game! I will be calm and confident, and I'll actually enjoy it. Adventures are fun, and since it'll be an adventure, it'll be fun as well. If you change your mindset, failure doesn't seem quite so scary. If I do fail, I'll be okay. I can pick myself up and try again. Life goes on, and if I want to reach my goals then I have to be willing to take risks. Risks are adventures, and adventures are life. My whole life is, and will be, an adventure. Failure just happens to be part of it. I encourage you to take a moment and think: are you living an adventure? If not, why aren't you? Moments pass, days go on, and wonderful adventures go untravelled. The simplest moments can be adventures: buying groceries and picking up a new food, trying a new recipe, cleaning your room and challenging yourself to keep it that way for a week; the possibilities are endless. This was raw writing, but it released some of the negativity I've been feeling, and it's opened my eyes on my attitude towards my life currently. Enjoy each moment and appreciate everything life has to offer you. Health is more than just your eating and exercise habits, it's your mental health as well. You are all deserving of a life filled with adventures, you just have to let them happen. Release the fear, let go, and jump right into this beautiful thing we call life.
Have a wonderful night and a beautiful Friday tomorrow, I hope it's a lovely adventure.