Ask anyone and they will tell you that I’m paranoid. I don’t drink and drive, I worry about the future and I clean my flat constantly. Recently, however, I have begun to realise that life is too short – way too short. I’m taking my own advice and learning to breathe more and I can already feel the results.
Some small steps I have taken to being a happier, more relaxed and less panicked person.
1. I tattooed ‘Breathe’ onto my arm – just to remind me when things get rough.
2. I stay an extra 5 minutes in the bath every morning.
3. I sleep when I get the chance.
4. I’m meeting new people.
5. I keep pets (This one helps a lot).
6. I ALWAYS have my music with me.
7. I take the time to photograph special things that I see.
Try a few of the things above and give yourself time to do the things you love, you will soon feel the veil of the mundane lifting and you will feel more refreshed when you have to do the things you don’t enjoy. Creativity is born from a place of peace.
I don’t think there is anything worse than a hipster designer sitting at a coffee shop with a MacBook. It’s horrible and creates the impression of your typical starving artist in the big city trying to make a name for themselves. I do however have to admit that it does have a certain something when it comes to idea generation. I’ve been thinking of alternatives to being trapped in my flat without the added disaster of being labelled a hipster and it finally came to me this afternoon at the carwash. It’s a nice chilled environment, I get to feel productive because I’m getting something cleaned and I don’t have to look like a hipster – bonus! Seriously though, it’s a great environment and it’s good for the soul to get out and do something that takes you away for an hour or 2, plus the fact that there is little else as awesome as a a squeaky clean car. Carwashes tend to have plug points for their vacuum cleaners which is also a plus.