*warning, contains excessive profanity*
This topic is something that I’m more than happy to get on board with. I actually read and cherish the book ‘the way of F**k It’, by John C. Parkin & Gaia Pollini. Ive always been one to preach just do what makes you happy, and this book helps me justify that attitude I carry throughout life! So when I heard about ‘The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck’ (by Sarah Knight) this was right up my street. Now I took some inspiration from Vix Meldrew’s blog post (go read it now!) and thought it would be a great exercise for me to do as this year i feel I’ve given too many fucks about shit that gets me stressed, and stress is not a good look for me, it’s ruining my skin (and general aura). So I’m hoping this will help me levitate a bit of weight from my shoulders.
LESS FUCKS: Keeping up with trends. Comparing myself to others. Buying STUFF: it’s all gravy having the latest beauty product or going on charity shop binges but does it actually improve my general well being and happiness?! Nope. Well maybe, but only temporarily.
MORE FUCKS: Focusing on the well-being, happiness and health of me and my son. Making more conscious and planet friendly decisions and purchases. Evaluating what we own as belongings and donating those that we don’t need or use anymore.
LESS FUCKS: Having a ‘job’. Ive realised through the many inspiring people Ive met that you don’t need to have a job to be successful or have a regular income. British people are so caught up on being employed, and the stereo typical 9-5 office job that somehow seems desirable. I’m more inspired by those who have their own business, who work freelance, or juggle a handful of things that they get real pleasure out of. The book writers, bloggers and mumpreneurs, that’s a crowd I want to be a part of.
MORE FUCKS: Making a long term plan for the future, thinking about what I really want, when I want to settle and how I’m going to achieve those things. Being more organised and hustling so that I can afford to live comfortably. Experiencing different options and finding what career will really make my heart sing.
LESS FUCKS: What so called friends think of me and my decision making and the ones who are temporary, passing ships disguised as, well something more permanent, who add no real value to my life. Ive already made a start by culling the snakes and fakes from social media, so less fucks are already given in that department.
MORE FUCKS: Making time and spending quality time with those who I really want in my life. Surrounding myself with more like minded people. Making sure Corben socialises with friends his age and has plenty of play dates etc to keep us busy.
LESS FUCKS: About my ex, enough said.
MORE FUCKS: My brothers and sisters who I lost touch with over the years and now am proud to have in my life again, seeing them and making memories with them. Showing my close family how grateful I am for them.
I feel a sense of relief already! I’ll definitely be grabbing a copy of ‘The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck’ so I can give even less fucks in 2017 and encourage you to get a copy of ‘the way of f**k it’ too!
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