Are You Like This?

I saw this picture on Pinterest last night, and thought it was so fitting for what I've been thinking lately that life should be all about, adventure.
I wish I was more adventurous, and more carefree, but I have this personality that just worries about everything. That's not even an exaggeration, I stress, and I overanalyze things, it's the way that I've always been.

Sometimes I wonder though if this overanalyzing, and worrying, and stressing, is keeping me from living great adventures. I've started to ask myself if I'm missing out on opportunities, because I'm too concerned about everything being perfect.

So, I'm making an effort to change the way I think. Remember how easy it was when we were kids? Decisions were black and white, and we didn't have all the ifs, ands, and buts getting in the way, we simply did what felt right.

No matter how much we worry, there are just some things that are out of our control. So, with that in mind I'm going to start living life a little more carefree. I'm going to be willing to take a few more adventures.

What do you think?

7 comments :

Alissa said...

I think you're 100% right. I spend too much time worrying about the outcomes of situations, instead of just enjoying them. I need to start being a little more carefree, too!

Sandra said...

I spend a lot of time worrying and over-analyzing about life daily. My mind is always thinking. I have a hard time enjoying a simple massage bc I can't shut my mind down. But when I'm trying new things and in the outdoors, I've discovered that's my freedom.

bailey j said...

I think I'm a lot the same. I'm an adventurous, care free person trapped in an anxious persons body! Sounds twisted, eh? I like to take off and do unpredictable things but I worry and Im anxious constantly. I've always tried to fight my fears and do things that scare me though so this weird mix kind of made me experience a lot of cool things I wouldn't have if I wasn't the way I am. I'm also super contrary and I hate authority so tell me I cant do it or TO DO IT, and I will do the opposite, regardless of my anxieties ahaha.

Meg O. said...

I am totally guilty of overthinking things instead of just enjoying life. I need to take a chill pill!

Laura said...

YES!! I love adventure. I even put adventure in as part of my life mission statement. I wrote a blog post about worry and how God changed me so I don't worry like I used to. I can direct you to both of the blog posts where I talk about both of these things if you're interested! I say the fact that you want to not worry is a great start - hopefully you can try something new and not think about perfection.

Alex said...

I am the same way. I wish I had the spontaneity to just pick up and move or quit my job and do some traveling, but alas. All I can think about are the obstacles, the improbabilities, the lack of logic. Yet I know I want to have a big adventure!! So I think it's wonderful that you're consciously making these changes for yourself! :)

Miss Amy said...

Good for you! Go for the adventure. But adventures doesn't mean it has to be careless... You can still have fun, but not be out of control. I know that used to stop me from getting out of my comfort zone... I was afraid that if I just 'let go', I'd be becoming irresponsible or something silly like that... Life should be like a blank chalkboard. It is what you make of it. Whatever you want it to be, it will be!! Love this image - beautiful!

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