If you’re staring at your screen in confusion right now wondering why in the world I would tell you not to stop procrastinating, I totally get you. We’ve been told that procrastination is a bad thing our wholes lives. So the idea of it being good for us sounds kind of bonkers. But I’ve got some pretty exciting news for you:
Procrastination is wonderful for you mental well-being, silences your inner critic and even makes you more productive and creative.
Still feeling skeptical? Don’t stop procrastinating just yet and let’s talk about it:
I don’t know about you, but goal setting (especially this time of year) can be kind of a stressful endeavour. There’s this pressure to renew ourselves, to better ourselves and to achieve (or at least set out to achieve) some pretty ginormous things. And you know what all that pressure adds up to? Anxiety baby! Which is not good fodder for building our dreams.
So how do we set goals in a healthy way? Because those dreams definitely aren’t going to achieve themselves. Let’s talk about it:
What’s your purpose? Does that question make you cringe? Honestly, I think that when the idea of finding purpose comes up many of us start to sweat and wonder if we measure up. Our minds wander to our jobs, our education, our hobbies… and all of the things we do. And for many of us, we may find ourselves wanting (or completely lost)
But what if things could be different? What if our purpose isn’t really what we’ve been led to believe? What if it comes from a completely different place?
If the idea of finding your purpose makes you cringe… if you’re feeling like you’ll never find it, or if you’ve recently lost your way, this post is for you <3.
What’s the key to a healthy lifestyle? The most important thing that you need to really bring everything together? Is it a healthy diet? Tons of exercise? A good night’s sleep? Heck no! (Even though those are all pretty freaking important.) It’s all about the self love baby! And self acceptance is a pretty big part of that.
Learning to love yourself wholeheartedly and accept yourself as the incredible, unique snowflake you are is a big deal. And if that doesn’t sit at the foundation of your healthy lifestyle everything kind of falls apart.
Let’s talk about why self acceptance is so important and how you can work on getting there:
Remember when you were little and life was a little less stressful? Ok, a lot less stressful? Adulthood came with a ton of freedoms, but it certainly amped things up in the stress department too. And while you left a lot of good things behind in your childhood (bad hair cuts, horrible fashions, puberty…) you may have left some pretty awesome stress relieving activities behind as well.
Obviously, you can’t get into a time machine and go back to the carefree days of your childhood. But you can embrace some of the carefree activities you used to love as a kid. And they can help to support yourself in so many ways!
Here are 4 awesome stress relieving activities from your childhood that you should definitely be doing as an adult.