The internet and social media are literally awash with advice on how to live your best life. It can become overwhelming at times, depending on what apps you use or who you follow on Instagram. In amongst all of the tons of information, we have stuff like:
- the 10 tips you need to start doing RIGHT now
- this secret ingredient to losing your belly fat
- 5 tips for getting better sleep
- 6 tips for managing stress
- 3 secret hacks for whatever-is-wrong-with-you-today
And on it goes. It is an endless stream of information of which its accuracy and origin can be questionable at times. Why should you believe the person who wrote this post? Are they qualified to give this advice? Is the article just click bait to increase views?
Every now and again I completely disengage with social media and all forms of information feeds. I find it really rejuvenating and restful to be away from the noise of the internet machine. If living your best life was just about information, we would all be already doing it. The difference between you and the next person is taking action in a direction that betters your life and hopefully those around you. Before you take action, you need some clarity on what living a good life looks like for you.
For me, it’s about simplicity. Simplicity in all things. This is a practice but it serves me well. I try to simplify my life as much as possible as it allows me the space I need to focus on the things I care about. It is not always easy as the human tendency is to complicate everything.
If you have gotten this far, I applaud you but you must be wondering what has all this got to do with swimming in the sea – the title of this post? Well with the summer we have been having in Ireland this year, I have been in the sea a lot and each time it just reminds me of how important the simple things are and how the simple little things are really the big things.
So if you have the chance, go jump in the sea and feel how refreshing it is. You might get cold but you certainly feel more alive afterward.
And that’s what it’s all about.
Yours in health and happiness.