1. Angry? Take a deep breath before you speak, because your mouth acts quicker than your brain.
2. Once you realize you deserve better, letting go will be the best decision you will ever make.
3. Accidentally erase something you just typed on your iPhone? To undo that, just shake it!
4. Your shoes are much more important than you think. People draw many conclusions about a person based on what shoes they’re wearing.
5. Feeling down? Take a shower. Feeling clean helps boost your self-esteem.
6. Approach a date with the expectation to have fun, not to fall in love. Setting unrealistic expectations will always result in disappointment
This was a Praxis’ prompt question. Here was my response.
I couldn’t help but laugh at the unconscious truth in the statement above. One would never think that in today’s times, most of what we consider to be a necessity, is really not. I, for example, wake up and feel the need to check my social media accounts before I even get out of bed. I must read the news stories that are captured within the 140 character limit of a tweet, from Twitter. I must scroll through my Instagram feed and catch up with what happened as I slept, through a picture from a friends, or a celebrity that I am currently obsessing over. And I must read through my Facebook timeline to see and read into the lives of old classmates that I haven’t seen in years. Then, after all that, I can start my day.
This not only starts off my day, but continues with every task I have to do. Whether it be from needing to sync my bluetooth device with the bluetooth in my car just to listen to a specific playlist of music as I drive twenty minutes to work, or my need of paying three plus dollars every morning from a chain coffee shop, just to have that little bit of extra energy to get my day started.
I feel as though we take vacations, specifically to get away from these things that we view as necessary. How many times do you hear people say they are taking a vacation, just to get away from the beckon call of their phones? There are countless examples to prove the above statement true. Some of us might partake in more unnecessary things, but at the end of the day, in current times, it is an inevitability that unnecessary things are becoming necessary.
Maybe we should all take a step back and view the important things in life and how it might make us all happier people if we remember the organics of living and the true necessities, such as love and happiness, of life.