I was browsing my timeline on twitter (which I do practically all day, I always have a tab for twitter open) and I came across this tweet for Virgos: Three Steps to Happiness for Virgo: 1) Keep a Gratitude Journal 2) Exercise, Meditate and Eat Better 3) Share Random Acts of Kindness.
Thinking it over, in some way shape or form, I do all of these things. I've kept a gratitude journal since my J-Term seminar last year which was 'The Psychology of Being Happy'. That was a really fun class. I like to get exercise as often as I can. Though I don't meditate because it's never been something that's worked for me and I'd like to say that my diet is 'Ok'. It's not amazing, but it's not terrible either. And I always do random acts of kindness without thinking about it.
I think that this is something that everyone should do and not just Virgos. It gives you a lot of energy and I can attest to the fact that it does make you happier. I am definitely a happier person this year than I was last year because I think differently. Sure, I may have a bad day at times where things don't go my way, but I just look at the small silver lining (I've always been a positive person) and try not to sweat the small stuff.
I hope it's something that you can practice as well. Have a great weekend.
So I haven't blogged anything in a while (I'm sure you'd all like to know how my sisters' and my 21st birthday was, but I'll leave that for another post) and tried to figure out what to write about that would be interesting. There's only so many ways that I can say 'college is going well' 'my classes are fine' 'time is flying by' and 'I am currently looking for employment opportunities right now' before wanting to bash my head against a wall. I understand that it's important, but it seems like that is all anyone wants to talk to me about when, frankly, it's the least of my worries.
My worries mostly lies in my writing. If you watch me for 24 hours straight, you'll find me on my computer for almost 24 of those hours (I'll admit that if I didn't need to sleep, I'd still be on my computer). Don't get me wrong, I get a lot of exercise, because I like being active and being healthy; just ask my sisters, I can be annoying about it sometimes. You wouldn't believe how many times my family would make fun of my sisters and I for sitting in the same spots all day long, from when they left the house, to when they got back. It can be a bit excessive, but I have a good reason for it. You may find that to be lazy and that I'm not being social at all, but what most people perceive that I'm doing is just surfing websites, watching movies, and rotting my brain.
However, more often than not, as is proven by my flying fingers and the sounds of constant keyboard clacking, I'm writing. I'm doing homework, writing chapters, writing stories, writing novels, poems, song lyrics, letters, venting out my frustrations of the day, doing stream of conscience, writing down what I will will happen (law of attraction, it works, people) anything so long as I am writing something. My writing process is strange and doesn't fall in a simple order, or even a order at all, although I can tell you that the best thing for me is inspiration. I can get inspiration in the middle of class, from a dream, doing homework, or just from a random thought. There are many times where I tell myself 'you've been writing since the fifth grade, what people see online, what your parents see, and what you right for yourself, take a break'. I try to take a break, but then I'm bored. I feel like I have nothing to do and I itch to get back to writing again.
It's sort of an addiction to me, being able to make up stories or new worlds, ones that already exist, or expanding on a conversation I've had before. It's cathartic and and I can deal with a lot of my emotions that way. (Hence why I have a shoe boxes of stories in my room that I don't let my parents see. It's filled with the ramblings of emotions and thoughts that I don't even remember having).
And of course there are other times where I am on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, watching movies, or videos that just rot my brain. But we all need a break sometime, right?
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.