I began this blog after I decided to start embracing the chaos of life. I wanted to know how to feel better, be better, improving both physically and mentally as I age. While there is so much information out there, I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to create it myself. None of the information is new, but it is to me.
I want something I can apply to my life consistently that evolves and allows me to learn how to be a better version of myself. I want to manage my finances without cringing, be healthier, have more energy, and be able to do what I love. Create better habits, manage my time better—rather than procrastinating on the things I deem too hard. (Maybe I start by not binge watching every Netflix series.) Ultimately, I want to be content.
I have so many illusions and expectations of where I’m supposed to be in life by now professionally. Anything less than those expectations, makes me feel like a failure. Then one day while catching up with a couple of my close friends, I noticed something. While we all have our own sort of problems, they all come from the same place, our individual sense of self. We’re the only people who can fix our problems. We can change our thoughts, actions, choices, etc. While accepting that even though there are things we cannot change, we can change how we handle it or see it.
Life entails a series of things you can and cannot control. Rather than avoid uncontrollable events, we must adapt to these challenges by seeking a solution. What better way to do so than embrace the chaos that life brings. (And it starts from within first.)
As humans we have evolved physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually from our primordial roots. We are continually growing and learning. I notice that if I am not adapting, life becomes more and more chaotic. Choices become more difficult because I’m stagnant and not adapting to the curve balls life throws me.
Any action or choice we make in our daily lives can make all the difference no matter how small. The thing about it is, we can be completely content with our lives, careers, money, families, so why bother? Why? Because when you work on self-care, you are ultimately becoming better prepared to handle life’s daily challenges—i.e. the chaos.
However, you don’t have to take my word for it. These stories, experiences, ideas, talk, whatever you want to call it, are not just from my experience or my knowledge, these are words from all walks of life. Because even though we are different, WE are all human and with that we share similar problems. So, this is what I’m learning, and others are learning – living is about charming the chaos.
Together we learn and grow, find better habits, and ditch the ones that don’t serve us or hold us back. We only have one life, well I don’t necessarily know that, but we only have one of this life on earth. So why not make the best of it?
“Chaos is a friend of mine.” -Bob Dylan