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One thing that going vegan has taught me is that I can do anything I set my mind to! Iโ€™ve never really believed in myself a lot tbh. All of the different goals Iโ€™ve had throughout my life have been left in the past because I thought I wasnโ€™t good enough for them or I could never achieve them.

Thatโ€™s the same idea I had about going vegan. I was always interested. Iโ€™m allergic to dairy anyway so removing meat and eggs was easier. But I always thought wow how can people do that? It seemed impossible to me and I thought I could never do it myself. But one day I just said fuck it and I told myself Iโ€™d try it out for a week. I struggled at first, I ate mostly rice. It took a while but I learned about all the cool vegan stuff I could make and I started trying it out. Started eating more fruits and veggies and trying new things, like tofu.

I learned about nutrition and eating a whole foods plant based diet. I got this book, how not to die by Michael Greger. That one week turned into two weeks, three weeks, a month. The time went by so quick and I assumed I wouldnโ€™t be able to make it past a week. All the sudden its been a couple months and Iโ€™m loving it!

Anyway the point of this story is that I fully believed Iโ€™d never be able to achieve this. But here I am. And I still feel the same way about many other goals. I dismiss ideas because I feel like I would never be able to do them.

So this isnโ€™t really a vegan post this is a philosophical post. Veganism was just the thing that taught this to me personally. The point is, you can reach any goals you strive for. Donโ€™t ever think youโ€™re not good enough. Because that idea has held me back for a lot of my life. Whatever goal it is you have that youโ€™ve been thinking about for a while but not pursuing out of insecurity, this is your sign to go for it. It might be hard at first, itโ€™ll take learning and dedication. But I promise, you can do it!

๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธโœจ sending out positive vibes this morning….

๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธโœจ sending out positive vibes this morning. I hope you all have a great week!

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My history teacher back in high school had a clock on his wall that had no arms and it just said โ€œnowโ€ in place of all of the numbers. Kids would always joke about it but one day, one of the kids asked him why.

Im paraphrasing here, this was years ago but he said โ€œbecause weโ€™re always waiting. Waiting for class/work to be over. Waiting for the weekend. Waiting for the summer. Waiting for that vacation. Waiting to graduate. Waiting for the future. A good portion of our lives is spent just waiting. So when are we going to start actually living?โ€

I know, itโ€™s easier said than done. Itโ€™s hard to force yourself to enjoy doing those little things that you donโ€™t particularly want to be doing, like work or errands or whatever. & everyone has bad mental health days, I know. But I think if we consciously try to become more aware of our waiting, and we try to live in the moment, we can all enjoy life a lot more. Life is never not now.

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