It is so easy to get caught up in wanting to be accepted by others, that we kind of lose ourselves. We lose our quirkiness and eccentric ways to trade them in for normalcy. All of this is done in hopes that you don’t scare off people with your wild ideas and colorful imagination. But why do we do this? You’ve got this one life to live, so why waste it by not fully living it out? Below are some things that I found useful for living a not so ordinary life.
Don’t Be Afraid!
It is so much more difficult to live a life suppressing who you really are. It’s ok if not everyone you meet wants to be apart of your life, because frankly if they don’t love the real you then they don’t need to be in your life. Being surrounded by people that love you and all of your uniqueness is the greatest feeling, and it creates the most authentic relationships with people. Don’t be afraid to be you!
Figure Out What You Love
Figuring out what you actually love is so important, because pretending to love things that do not truly appeal to you can be exhausting. Having different interests than someone doesn’t mean that you can’t be friends with them or have fun with them. It can actually strengthen your relationship with that person! This is because you get to share your insights, passions, and teachings to someone who might not know anything about the topic.
Let God Lead You
Something that many of us do not realize is that we are afraid of what will happen if we let God take hold of our lives, and settle for letting the world and its possessions take hold of you. If you start letting go of the world, and grabbing onto God, you will never want to look back on living mindlessly and full of fear. That’s one of the amazingly cool things about walking with Christ is that no matter what kind of day you are having, as long as you are letting Him lead you in the moment you could find yourself with some pretty interesting stories. Hey, maybe during a snow day, instead of spending the day huddled up in the house, you will venture outside with some awesome people and build an igloo…
Let Go Of Fears
Let go of the fears, what-ifs, and doubts. Let God lead you. Feel the weightlessness that comes with being your quirky self, because this is the only chance you get to live a profound and adventurous. As Bob Goff says, “That’s what I want my life to be about…full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.”
I hope you found this helpful in your life’s quest, and feel free to reach out to my via Instagram by following Live Happily Inked on Wordpress signing up for updates, or commenting below! And remember…Live a life that is happily inked by God’s love.
Here are some songs to get you pumped up for living life:
Don’t Be So Ordinary – Jagwar Ma
Good Life – OneRepublic
I Lived – OneRepublic
A Head Full Of Dreams – Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – Coldplay
Paradise – Coldplay
Don’t Let It Break Your Heart – Coldplay
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Human – The Killers
Feeling Ok – Best Coast
White Fences – NEEDTOBREATHE
Stars – Switchfoot
Dare You To Move – Switchfoot
Meant To Live – Switchfoot
Life On Mars? – David Bowie
Heroes – David Bowie