Yesterday while on the way to a meeting, I read an article that seemingly talked about all things relationships but there was one part that totally stayed with me for the rest of the day.
Nowadays, everyone wants and strives for more in all areas of life. It appears that as soon as we achieve our goal, the next one creeps by unexpectedly which then becomes that all important new thing that is certain to make us the happiest we can be. As a result, our life becomes one neverending climb.
I am the first one to admit, that it’s not an alien feeling for me either. I can honestly say that there were times when I fought for things, no matter how rocky the road was that lead me there, and all along I told myself it would be all worth it in the end. Needless to say, sometimes it wasn’t. I often ask myself why couldn't I just enjoy the journey, or why was I in such a rush to get there?
...”We are programmed to always want more but, as a result, we’re often left feeling inadequate or dissatisfied...But really, we should be treasuring what we have. Let’s just realize how good the ’boring’ is. You are lucky that life is so predictable. Most people would love to be that comfortable…”
It’s something my Balazs lives by. I totally admire him for it and for the past few years, I have relentlessly tried to put myself in that mind-set. The concept of 'boring is good' doesn’t mean that you’re not ambitious or successful, it simply means that chasing goals won't necessarily bring you happiness.
I choose to believe that life is wonderful no matter how much or how little we have, how exciting or how boring it is - as long as we are in peace with what we have. Often it's the most insignificant things that make us the happiest - like evenings on the balcony in your old tee with a glass of wine, a late night stroll with the guy you adore, morning sleepy kisses, that twinkle in the eye he has when he looks at you, or the job that you love so much no matter how much it pays - so let’s embrace the boring, I say! :)
Lovelies, what do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Let’s chat! xoxo
P.S: Also, on being fully present in the moment.
P.P.S: Plus, how to stay happily married or have a great ralationship!
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