Becoming Mindful of the F*cks You Give

Yep... you read that title right... I said what I said!

FOREWARNING: A lot of F-Bombs will be dropped in this one folks!

I recently just finished reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson and it was such a good read! He made me laugh and I loved his refreshing honesty. It's a self-help book whose main premise is to be extremely particular about what you care about or in the words of Mark Manson, determine what is truly "f*ckworthy". Once you start determining what you really care about, life becomes just a little bit easier.

Let's be real about it. Mark is right. He stated "sometimes things are f*cked up and we have to live with it." This is beyond true! And it's because of this that you will always have to choose what to give a f*ck about. That's life. Yet, to not give a f*ck about struggles, you must first care about something more important than the struggles themselves. Let me give a basic example. I hate glute bridges with a passion! I struggle with them and if I could avoid them, I would. However, having a toned, shaped butt is more important to me when it comes to being competition ready. Therefore, I give a f*ck about having a toned butt more than doing the actual glute bridges in this case so I shut up and do the dagblasted glute bridges! Now, that was just a simple example. However, this concept should be applied to life in general.

Far too often, we care about almost every single thing life throws at us. Yet, what I learned from reading this book is that it needs to be broken down into different aspects. Mark started that "it’s not about being indifferent, but being comfortable with being different." With this statement, I started considering certain opinions, conversations, actions, and situations, and determined if they were actually worthy of my time, energy, and f*cks. I realized that everyone should really adopt the "less is more" truism. Choose what you give a f*ck about, who you want to be, and don't give a f*ck about anything else because at the end of the day you choose the f*cks you give. 

So - when life starts to stress you out, sit down and ask yourself "is this f*ckworthy?"

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