What is your life motto?
My motto in life is the Swedish word Lagom, Lagom means that it is not to much nor to little. For me this means that if you have a problem you shouldn't overthink it, but still give it a thought. But there's only so much you can do right? I apply this to everything, for example:
- I still eat meat but not as much as before - not too much nor too little
- I still eat candy and sweets but.. - Lagom
- I work out - Lagom
- I study - Lagom
- I rest - Lagom
- I shop - Lagom
So basically everything I do, I try not to overthink and just do, just be me and do the thinks I want to do but at a Lagom stage. It is about creating a balance that works for you. So I think about the environment but I know that there's only so much I can do, so therefore I chose to help on all the stages I want to and can, and I do it lagom. If you start to think about something too much, it is only going to be worse than it was before.
Like if you start a diet, if you start too much and hard, it is most likely not going to work out for you very long and you will end up where you were are the beggining. But if you instead start slow, like eat a healthy breakfast for a week, then start to give up sweets a few days a week and start building you diet up slowly, it can instead become you new lifestyle and you will end up way more healthier than you where before.
Now this doesn't mean that you shouldn't always try your best and aim for high goals, it just means that as long as you do your best, that is good enough. It means that you should never stop challenging yourself but not take on too much pressure, it means to have a balance between work/school and personal life, government make sure you are happy and have energy to always do your best.
I hope this can help someone who feels a lot of pressure and that life is hard, life IS hard, but you can make it easier and happier by choice.