Romanticizing Your Life and Why Its Important

In case you didn’t already know, I run a twitter account under the same name as this website. It’s linked under all my posts and I’m pretty sure 85% or more of my readers come directly from my twitter account.

Regardless, on that twitter account- the one that you should definitely follow if you haven’t already – I post a lot of runway pictures, editorials, a lot of Kate Moss, and mood boards. It’s basically an account dedicated to everything I love. Everything on that account is heavily romanticized and dramatized. Most people understand that and I think that’s why a good amount of people like my account.

A mood board I posted

What people don’t get is why I and others like myself romanticized ‘simple’ things that other people don’t bat an eye at. For example, a lot of accounts like my own make a ton of mood boards showing images of pretty girls being productive, cute notes, coffee cups, and maybe a Rory Gilmore quote.

To some people it doesn’t make a lot of sense. “What’s the point?” one might say.

I can’t speak for everyone but in my own experience it’s a form of motivation. It makes me want to emulate the same ‘vibe’ of the photos. I want to be a pretty productive girl too. It’s like seeing a picture of a big townhouse in New York and feeling motivated to work harder so you can get a similar townhouse. It has the same effect.

For some people, daydreaming and living in their own world is a coping mechanism that works wonders. I’m not advocating for anyone to completely lose themselves in a Gossip Girl themed daydream or anything, but if making your notes cute and pretending your Rory Gilmore gets you to study then do it! Some people need a little motivation and that’s okay. It okay to be happy over the little things. If it works for you, then that’s all that matters.

Now, if you’ve never romanticized your life and want to experiment with it or you have and you just want more tips, here is a list of ways to romanticize your life:

  1. Surrounding yourself with pretty things. It’s weirdly helpful if you’re constantly surrounded by aesthetically pleasing things even if just a cute notebook and a matching pen.
  2. Looking at mood boards. I already explained why it works but it’s still a classic.
  3. Pretending that you’re in a movie. Oddly motivational.
  4. Pretending you’re in a music video. Also oddly motivation, yet therapeutic.
  5. Daydream. Any free time should be spent daydreaming. It’s a rule.
  6. Pretend you’re in an episode of Sex and The City and have an inner monologue constantly going on like you’re Carrie Bradshaw. Also, therapeutic.
  7. Act as if you already have everything you want. It’s actually really fun and I would highly recommend doing it.
  8. Doing your skin routine but pretending you’re on Vogue’s Beauty Secrets

I swear I’m not delusional, I just have different coping mechanisms than most but that’s okay. I hope.

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