Author: Elizabeth Schnieders
Schedules, routines, and conventional living can be comforting and profitable, but in doing so, how often do we find beauty? By beauty, I mean the small things. With our arrow always pointing towards ‘the next task,’ we overwhelm ourselves with thoughts of completion. While planning and schedules are immensly beneficial, I challenge you live through your schedules, instead of living to do your schedules. Cherish your personal journey.
You are challenged to try and alter the little things in your every day living. Give a half an hour to yourself before getting ready for the day. Have time for silence, because you will learn more than you’d thought imaginable. Don’t strive to change your life. Strive to change your outlook. You’ll find yourself in a whole new world.
Don’t be afraid to drink your coffee black, wear stripes and polka dots at the same time, and go all week with the same hat on. If it makes you happy, then nothing else matters. Sit and listen to music for hours. Watch nine seasons of Grey’s Anatomy in one weekend. (If that’s even possible.) Don’t be afraid to be different. Different is much more rewarding. Be a friend to everyone. When having a rough day, remember it is okay to be upset, but learn how to shake it off. Remember that the tiniest of issues won’t matter in a month, and pay attention to your surroundings. You will be amazed with how bright you are even on a rainy day. Happiness is contagious. You may be surprised on just how many people you can make smile. I challenge you to change your outlook on the smallest of things. Life is much more about collecting the moments, not the things.