“Romanticize your life” my mom once told me.
I know I have read once a quote which went like this ”You have to start thinking of yourself as the main character. Because if you don’t, life will continue to pass by. And all the little things that make it so beautiful will continue to go unnoticed. So take a second and look around and realize that it is a blessing to be here right now”.
This inspired me to meditate and I had the epiphany that, if I don’t treat my own life well, if I don’t think about it as the most important story for me, no one will.
And don’t get me wrong, I am not persuading you to create a cult about your own personality or put enormous amounts of pressure on yourself in order to attain a perfect life, all I’m saying is that unless you enjoy your life on a regular basis, you won’t feel like you’re truly living.
I’ll give you a few examples of how to romanticize your life – which, to me is somehow synonymous to improving the quality of your life.
Spend a lot of time in nature
You know, if you want to feel like the main character in your own life, you need to cut back the time you spend scrolling on Instagram or Twitter, because you really shouldn’t be influenced or bothered by other people’s lives. Instead, replace the social media with as much time in nature as possible – remember every Disney princess kind of had her own moment alone with nature? That’s why. Spending time alone in nature makes you think clearer, makes you understand yourself better and turn down the volume of the outside world.
Surround yourself with pets
The pets are supposed to guide you and help you emotionally – in order to be more independent and not rely on toxic relieving means, you’d better get a cat or a dog as soon as possible! Psychologically speaking, the influence of only one pet is tremendous – it diminishes the level of stress and anxiety, it helps you better empathize and it even helps you with medical issues, such as blood pressure issues and angina!
Conclusion – go get a pet and, if possible, don’t buy one, adopt one, because there are so many homeless puppies and kitties who are eager to make your life better in exchange for some food and affection!
Don’t avoid your own responsibilities
I know we only see the bright side of being a hero – the fame, the other people’s gratitude, the illusion that everything is perfect and that the hero puts in 0 effort. Well, I know you don’t think that’s true and that is why I have to offer you a mythological example – Hercules.
The guy was a demigod, son to Zeus himself, and even he had to undergo tremendously difficult tasks to be allowed to live in Olympus and to be treated as Zeus’ son. I know, you don’t have to actually work as hard as he did – at least not physically -, but what I’m trying to say is that romanticizing might help you better integrate the effort and productivity in your daily routine, but don’t you dare deny it! You’re just delaying your own success.
And when I say effort and productivity, I don’t have something specific in mind – it should be whatever you want, whatever you need in order to attain the lifestyle you desire. But honestly, you can’t be the main character of your own story unless you employ a bit of discipline and consistency.
But the great part about romanticizing your own life is that after you struggle you get to reward yourself with a cup of tea, a good book or whatever makes you feel relaxed and pampered.
I hope you’re enjoying this article and I hope you’re living the best of your lives!