What do I need more of in my life?

A lot of times I think to myself “I need less of ____”. Lately it’s been mindless TV/instagram scrolling at the same time (I’ve been stuck in this habit for a few years now and I dislike it), but I haven’t really asked myself what I need MORE of.

  • More time spent just listening to music which = more time spent with my thoughts. It seems like I am scared to be without background voices, whether in TV or podcast form. Maybe it’s just the pandemic, maybe it’s just feeling lonely (really, these are the same thing), but I need more of this to challenge myself.

Now that I’ve written this, I think writing what I need less of is almost shameful — less laziness, complacency, etc. That stuff is not easy to admit so maybe one day I will think about that. But for now, I just want to fill my life with more good things because I feel like I haven’t truly been happy many times since I uprooted and moved to Georgia. Less pressure on myself! Less negative things and people! And replace it with more…better things :)



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Jen Xu

Athletic trainer, PhD student, coffee lover. I write about fitness, mental health, being Asian-American, and personal growth.