Small Life Changes…Big Differences

I hadn’t actually planned to write this post today, but whilst working on the project I still haven’t told you guys about properly (one day soon, it will be time…) I fell into a bit of a daydream. Just lately, I’ve made a couple of small changes to my life that (I realised whilst working) have made me that bit happier on a day to day basis.

Now they may seem insignificant, or even trivial to some people, but without actually meaning to I’ve made some decisions about how I live my life. I am the kind of person who likes to go “RIGHT! That’s it, I’m doing X, Y or Z”. And sometimes I do that thing right there and then, but often it doesn’t come to anything. However, with these little changes I almost didn’t realise they were happening. Let’s start with the first…

Buy less…

I spotted this the other day, and whilst a ‘simple’ life isn’t necessarily something I crave (I aim for an exciting life!) I did agree with the general sentiment.

buy less make more happiness quote

As a YouTuber and blogger, there is sometimes a temptation to shop more than the average person. Haul videos, reviews, outfit posts…they can end up costing a lot of money, and whilst I love to make the videos you want to see I did need to find more of a balance. I’ve never been a materialistic person and didn’t want to become one, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve really started to think about how much stuff I buy. I don’t need it – most of it, anyway – and I’ve already started to drastically cut down on my spending.

I would so much rather experience more than simply buy more. I know that for every shopping spree I turn down, I can put that money towards saving for an exciting trip or adventure. I do genuinely feel that you can get stuck in a cycle of buying things for the sake of it, and end up not appreciating them as much. I never want to become that person, so I’m glad I’ve had this little realisation.

Seems a little fishy…

As many of you know, I haven’t eaten meat since I was around 9 years old. Unfortunately, until around a year ago I didn’t really like vegetables/grains/healthy foods all that much, and as a result I felt that I needed to keep eating fish for essential nutrients. However, over the past 12 months I have totally overhauled my eating and now consider my diet to be very healthy – packed full of all the nourishment the body needs.

vegetated film documentary logo

After watching the documentary Vegucated, a switch flipped in my head. A week after watching it, I realised that I hadn’t eaten fish once – I just didn’t need, want or crave it. I know that I can maintain a well-balanced, highly nutritious diet without eating fish, so I guess I’m now a full-blown vegetarian (rather than a pescetarian). It made me feel really good, and it’s difficult to explain why, but for now I’m happy. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Anyway, there are a couple of little life updates. They may seem tiny, but they mean a lot to me. Which little changes have you made recently, and how have they affected you?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox


1 Comment

  1. sandra
    March 18, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Hey chyaz 🙂

    I love reading your blog posts and I really liked this one!
    I think you’re absolutely right about this, for a year I decided to buy less clothes/make up and put the saved money into a jar. With this saved money I bought for example a few concert tickets and I am absolutely happy with this decision, because these memories are more worth than the stuff I’d have bought.. 🙂 x


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