Am I the only one who can’t stop thinking about this? If you are on a personal growth journey, self-discovery whatever you want to call it. You are in the best position to romanticize your life.
Never in my life did I think I would come to the realization that I STOPPED romanticize my life. I have been taking the little things for granted. Have you stopped? My mind is like “WTF” and that needs to change honey! Join me on this trip as we discuss how to romanticize your life and start appreciating life to the fullest.
What is romanticizing your life?
If you are unsure of what romanticizing your life means I would explain it as a fancy term for taking all the mundane things you do in your life on an every day basis and turn them into something wonderful and beautiful. You change your mindset from ‘”I HAVE to do this” to “I GET to do this”.
This hit me hard a couple of weeks ago because again I was in my feelings and feeling down about myself and the things I am doing. Even though I am on a personal growth journey learning all these things about myself. I still have self-doubt and suffer from imposter syndrome.
Never live the same day twice
While I was all up in my feelings working through somethings. I thought back to when I was growing up I always used to say “I never live the same day twice”. And it was true I was always doing something different every day enjoying life to the fullest.
As I got older I realized life has become mundane and it is completely expected. Going to the same job, eating the same food, hanging out with the same people. It becomes repetitive and sometimes you have this nagging feeling that you want more.
The perfect opportunity
I had the realization and I want to share it with you. If you are on a personal growth journey, self-improvement, self-discovery whatever you want to call it. You are in the best position to romanticize your life.
You may be asking yourself how… Honey, you are working on re-discovering yourself with fresh eyes and have the opportunity to see the beauty in everything you do, see, touch, smell. We are working on finding who we truly are and have the self-awareness to appreciate all the beauty in this world.
Simple ways to start
How to romanticize your life without breaking the bank? No one is trying to go broke while falling in love with everything around you. All of the things I am listing below are ways you can romanticize your life that doesn’t cost money.
Learn to love yourself
This has to be the #1 thing you must do. You should be doing this regardless of whether or not you are trying to romanticize your life. How often are you showing yourself love?
You are 100% okay just by being you. If others don’t like you… that is a them problem, not a you problem. Be yourself, love yourself and everything you have been through because all of those experiences have made you who you are today. You are amazing.
It’s okay to be alone
Enjoy your time alone. Take time for yourself to be alone with your thoughts and feelings. Taking yourself out on a date is an amazing way to get to know yourself more. It kind of forces you out of your comfort zone. You end up speaking to people you normally would never speak to because you are around other people.
When you are out alone you don’t have the crutch of someone else doing all the talking and you get to ask the questions you have always wondered, but were too afraid to ask because you didn’t want to look “dumb or annoying” in front of your friends. Do things for yourself by yourself and appreciate the time you take for yourself.
Appreciate the small things
When you take the time to appreciate the small things that you normally wouldn’t it gives you a little serotonin boost throughout the day. Appreciate it when you have just enough change in the bottom of your purse to get your favorite chocolate bar from the vending machine at work. Get excited and be grateful when someone holds the door open for you. A warm chocolate chip cookie…
Appreciation for all the little mundane things that happen in your life can give you little bursts of happiness throughout the day. Who doesn’t want happy moment all day?
Look at the world with wonder
Take a moment when you are out or even sitting at home to find the beauty in everything. It’s time to take out the trash and when you walk outside you see the most beautiful sky.
Look at the world through a child’s eyes. They are always so excited and full of questions about everything. Ask the questions, wonder about how things work. Why do things look so beautiful? Don’t take all this free beauty you have around you for granted.
Wear badass outfit
I know we all have that one outfit in our closet that we want to wear, but don’t. We are not skinny enough, we don’t have a big badonkadonk. If you put on that outfit and feel amazing in it… WEAR IT. Don’t let it be “someday I will wear that”. Wear it now feel like a badass. Act like you are the main character in a movie.
If you don’t have an outfit like that in your closet. Then Might I suggest a good thrifting day? Let that be your time alone. You find a cheap but awesome outfit and then strut your shit after you take it home and wash it. Don’t let your insecurities stop you from wearing something that brings you so much joy. Let your fupa fly free. Let your flat ass smack people in the face if they wanna talk shit.
But I know those of you that are reading this right now love yourself no matter what. Every human body is different and should be loved and celebrated.
Enjoy your favorites
Make coffee at home and use your favorite cup. Have yourself a glass of your favorite wine. Write yourself a love note on beautiful paper using your favorite pen. Find those things that make you happy and use them often.
I watched a video on YouTube where this girl said to buy yourself a beautiful plate and teacup to enjoy each meal you eat. I love that idea. When you are taking time to write in your journal, read a book… grab yourself a drink of your choice and a snack. Nothing says I love myself than have pretty dishes to make you happy.
Soak in the silent moments
I am sure I have mentioned this somewhere before on here or maybe Instagram… my favorite time of day is when I am up before anyone else in my house. Not even the cats are up yet. I make myself a cup of coffee (in my favorite mug) go to my computer and write. It doesn’t even have to make sense.
I find that time so romantic. Pretending like I am the only person up right now in the world. The street is silent, the house is silent. Everything is so quiet it could almost be deafening. All I can hear is the click of keys as I type. Or hearing the pen against the paper as I write in my journal.
There is just so much beauty in those moments. So soak them up. Enjoy the sound of silence.
Dance like no one is watching
One thing I have been doing lately and I didn’t even mean to. It was just something I started doing. I started dancing more. If you know me in real life you know that I am not a dancer. I have no rhythm.
But I found myself doing a little dance while I am doing the dishes or when Mike is not paying attention I will sneak in a little dance till he turns around and says “what are you doing?” It shows a little playful side to myself when I know I am very uptight. I don’t want to be uptight all the time. I want to be playful and goofy.
So just dance and sing like no one is watching. Prance around your house like you are giving a sold-out stadium concert to millions of people. No one in your audience will be judging you more than your pets that are watching. Watch out for those Karens…
I mentioned earlier about getting out of your comfort zone and when I say take a risk I don’t mean jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet… unless your into that sort of thing then damn mark it off your bucket list boo boo!
What I mean by risk is find another job if you are not happy in your current one. Start the business you have always wanted to. Write the book that is going to change people’s lives.
Take the risks that would make you the happiest if you did them. All those things that keep telling yourself “someday” Well take a note from the greatest broadway musical rent because baby there is no day, but today. You have to be the one who takes the risks.
Be grateful for everything you have, everything that you will do. When you grow through a lot of bull shit in your life you always end up showing gratitude for everything you have. Because you know what it is like being without.
Romanticize all the things you can buy yourself, all the art you create. The words you write because you are inspiring people. Be grateful for all the things and they will be grateful right back.
You are the only one
You have to be the one who romanticizes your life. No one else is going to do it for you. We are not in a movie where the big strong handsome man is going to come to sweep you off your feet. (If it does happen, ask if he has a brother… asking for a friend) You need to constantly be falling in love with your life and doing the things that make you happy.
We are only in this world for however many years do ALL THE THINGS you want to do. Live your life with no regrets and listen to 17-year-old Michele… don’t live the same day twice. Start today, start right now romanticize your life.
Until Next Time, Have a Great Day!