Social media makes it so easy to envy other people’s lives: their travels, their homes, their careers. But I guarantee your life is already worthy of all that admiration and awe. You just have to start romanticizing it!
This is how I started romanticizing my life and how you can do the same with yours.
What does it mean to romanticize your life?
You know all those pictures and videos of “that girl” on Instagram? The one who gets up early, has a peaceful (and oddly satisfying) morning routine, and looks like she’s living in a fairy tale even while she’s just commuting to work?
“That girl” doesn’t live a perfect life, she just romanticizes the life she has.
When you romanticize your life, you appreciate the little moments throughout your day and see the beauty in your surroundings. You get to treat the mundane things — a cup of coffee, writing your to-do list, taking an afternoon walk — like special, movie-worthy moments, and it can completely change your outlook on life.
6 Ways to Romanticize Your Life
1. Get yourself in the mood.
What do you want your life to look and feel like? Peaceful and quiet? Adventurous and wild? Whatever your vision is, get yourself in that mood with books, music, and podcasts that align with your vision.
I like to think of my life as slow and intentional. I listen to gentle, uplifting music. I read books about self care. I listen to podcasts by people who share my outlook on life.
By being intentional with the content I consume, I can sort of “curate” my mood and mindset. Seek out stories that make you feel good, and avoid anything that makes you feel bad about yourself and your life.
2. Create an environment you love.
It’s hard to romanticize your daily life if you spend all your time in a cluttered, chaotic space. I’d never ask you to up and move someplace new if you’re not ready, but you can make small improvements to the space you’re in.