7: I just want to be happy
My dictation app on my phone has been acting up and every single time I get to my laptop to write something, there is usually something bothering me ( hungry, Korean show, cats, hungry again).
I realised there are 7 more days to year 2017 and instead of listing down my resolution today, I decided to write what I have learned in 2016.
2016 hasn't been horrible - it was definitely a learning experience (well, every year is?). It was definitely calmer than 2015 however less exciting in terms of travelling. I have only been to 3 countries this year, however it has been the same countries I have been to over and over again. I want to go somewhere NEW - to feel as if I am actually discovering and exploring instead of just going back to the same old spots.
I have not come across anything new in 2016 however, I have been feeling as I am going backwards in life to be honest. Without going too much into details of how I am progressing backwards in life, by the end of the year, it has actually taught me to be happy with all my life choices and if I wasn't I should do something about it.
I have read numerous self-help books on how to be happy, and not because I wasn't. Some days you just need a little reminder that bad days are not here to stay, but it gives you extra happiness when you do have better days. I used to think it would difficult to be happy everyday but now I think if you brush away the negative things that happened in your day as quickly as you can, you can have a happier life.
I don't think there is any right way of how to be happy. I think the only to be happy is to find something that makes you look forward to your day, do it with a lot of heart and constantly having a lift in your smile without playing pretend.
So here is to me in 2017, brush off the negative moments as quick as you kill a mosquito, wash off the blood and not let it stain your skin. Instead, head on to Pintrest, look up motivational and self help quotes and do something you like. Whether it is eating your favourite food, spending it with your love ones or even going crazy with your savings on last minute travels. Look back and know that you have survived the worst, so why spend extra days just feeling horrible about yourself, right?