This hashtag drives me wild (and not wild in a good way 🙂 )
In case you’re geeky and like stats, it’s been used almost 2 million times on The ‘Gram. The hashtag is flooded with pictures of people traveling the world, wearing tiny bikinis, standing on mountain tops looking glam, living in vans, working from laptops on pink flamingoes in Balinese swimming pools and drinking kale smoothies,
It’s a phenomenon that’s driven the coaching world to be filled with ‘pay me X amount and I will give you the blueprint to how I live my best life [which in turn should be your best life because it’s the best’ messages].
We’re surrounded by social media suggestions that everyone around us is living their best life, a life that looks dreamy and perfect.
A quick, absent-minded scroll through Instagram or Facebook has us instantly comparing our lives to other people and throwing many of us into a tailspin of wondering where we’re going wrong, why we aren’t living our ‘best life’, why everyone else is and what the hell the magic ingredient we are missing is.
We get thrust into this ’they know something I don’t know so I must learn from them in order to live my best life’ way of thinking.
But, what you’re forgetting is that you don’t need to be taught how to live your best life.
Let me say that again, YOU don’t need to be taught how to live YOUR best life.
YOUR best, average, or perfectly fine life doesn’t need to, in fact it shouldn’t, look like someone else’s.
The magic answer lies in realising the importance of the keyword – your.
Let’s play for a second.
Imagine what it would feel like to, instead of constantly striving to live your best life, presuming that everything (yourself included) should be better, be content living your life, simply taking action and exploring what you want to do.
It’s not a case of calculating or manifesting perfection.
Of living a life you think others will perceive as fabulous.
It’s not about following in other people’s footsteps.
Living your life, your best or your distinctly average it’s been an ok kind of day life, is about getting to know yourself.
Getting comfortable with the things YOU want to do, the places you want to go, the work you want to fill your day with, the amount of money YOU want to have in your bank account.
Doing the things that light your soul on fire, that put a smile on your face and that bring a sense of ease and flow to your day.
It’s about trying things, playing with ideas, taking action, seeing what happens and trying again.
Taking chances, taking risks, doing nothing at all, changing nothing at all. It’s all up to you.
After all, to follow the beat of your own drum, you need to tune in to the rhythm that makes you want to dance.
If you’re experiencing hearing problems and the drumbeat is being drowned out by head chatter, I’ve got you. Together we can turn up the volume.
Head over here to find out how.
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