Life is meant to be lived. Not only endured but truly lived. We’re supposed to feel all kinds of emotions. Have good days, bad days and everything in between. What we see in our future is based on our thoughts at the moment. That’s why being mentally aware is so important. Sometimes when I rush around in everyday life with a storm of thoughts and feelings in my head, I need to stop to see the patterns that I recreate. Time and time again.

When I was younger I thought everyone else was responsible for my mood, my feelings and my future. Now I have learned that I am the only one responsible. We’ve heard it so many times, that it’s all about mindset. We can choose to be happy and positive, or the opposite. But life is much harder than black and white, yes or no, positive or negative. There are so many colours in between that we need to know about and see.

But it’s true, what I think and how I think today – will affect my future.

Everyday I practice mental awareness. I think about what’s in my head right now, and why. Is there something that takes up space that is not ment to be there? Or if I have a bad day, what does it come from and can I do anything about it? I often don’t even find answers to my own questions. But the funny thing is that I don’t have to have the answers.

Just being aware solves almost everything. Human beings usually recreate patterns in thoughts and acts. We do the same things and get the same results, over and over again. Being aware about your thoughts and feelings and where they come from, will eventually make you see the patterns. And when you see it, you can change it. You have the power to change your future.


This weekend we’ve been outside a lot. Cooking over open fire and drinking hot coffee and breathing cold air. Nothing is so refreshing for the soul as being outside. I know I’ve said this a hundred times but it truly is a key to happiness. And best of all? It’s free.

Do you feel stressed, tired, not enough or worn out? Stop. Whatever you are doing. Put your phone down or even turn it off for a moment. Close your eyes. Breathe. Just sit there for a minute or two. What’s buzzing in your head and heart at the moment? Let it all just be. You just took the first step in changing your future.

Him. The best motivation to making my future, and the present moment, happy and alive.


4 thoughts on “Life is meant to be lived

  1. Mona on 13 november, 2017 at 10:45 Svara

    Ja så himla sant. Så enkelt men ändå så himla svårt ibland. När man inte kan sätta fingret på känslan. Hur som haver gör frisk luft alltid susen! Ute är bäst! 🙂

    1. Amanda Matti on 15 november, 2017 at 15:19 Svara

      Ja, jag håller med! Ibland får man känna efter länge innan man vet vad som skaver! Naturen är bäst för det tycker jag med! 🙂

  2. Katta Bucketlife on 14 november, 2017 at 12:16 Svara

    Kunde inte hålla med mer! Sen jag började definiera mer för mig själv vad jag egentligen blir glad av så har jag på ett mycket mer medvetet och aktivt sätt pusslat om mitt liv till att matcha det mycket bättre. Och naturen är nyckeln.
    Jag har några mönster kvar att jobba på, men med den grundglädjen jag känner nu, när jag bor mitt i naturen, gör allting så mycket enklare.

    Kloka ord! Och så vill jag säga att jag älskade din stämningsfilm från stugan igår. Så fin!

    1. Amanda Matti on 15 november, 2017 at 15:18 Svara

      Åh det är så viktigt, att man tar reda på vad som är viktigast för en själv. Sen får man jobba ständigt med att hålla sig till det och skala av och lägga till! Vad härligt Katta! <3 älskar att höra det. Du delar så mycket kloka tankar och fina bilder från ditt härliga ställe i Dalarna att jag också får lust att flytta dit! 🙂 KRAM

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