Morning Boss Babes, Happy Mugs Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. After a crazy busy week at work, I was more than happy to take it easy & do absolutely nothing. That time to relax was just what I needed.
If you haven't been living under a rock recently, then I'm sure you have heard of the book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. I just finished reading it & it got me thinking a lot about my own personal struggle of giving way too much of a F*ck about everything in my life. I won't go into details about the book because I don't want to give away the good stuff, but I think there are some great takeaways from it & it will open up your perspective a bit. I recommend reading it for sure!
Caring or caring too much is something that I've struggled with a lot and it's taken me a while to realize that sometimes it's okay to not invest so much of myself into things that aren't important to me. It's human nature to act with caution, to think through situations thoroughly, & to analyze the results before we complete a task. We all do it, mostly because we're concerned about the outcome, but I've been making a conscious effort recently to not care too much about what other people think. I'm trying to not take life too seriously & live in the present. I realized while reading this book that I spent the majority of my college life caring so much about every decision I made & about what others thought about me that I missed so many opportunities because of my over-thinking & worrying about situations that never even materialized or mattered.
Life is too short to spend so much of your time worrying about something or what someone thinks of you. This is definitely easier said than done & confidence has a lot to do with this feeling of being able to not care. When you're confident and believe in yourself and your ability, then there is no reason to care about what anyone else thinks besides yourself. You can spend your time focusing on the things & people who matter to you the most. Also, remember that you are the first person you should be making happy. You need to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help another. I encourage you this week to try to put yourself first & have zero regrets about it. Do something spontaneous. Live in the moment. And enjoy it-- all without giving a shit about anything but yourself.
Have a great week everyone, and catch me back here on Friday for a Fall playlist that's sure to put you in the holiday-flavored-latte-drinking spirit. Thanks for reading and stay boss!