Think of one of your favourite memories- chances are, it is a time when you were totally carefree yeh?
You were just completely in that moment; yesterday and tomorrow didn’t even pop into your mind.
You weren’t worried about school, your parents, your friends, whether that mark on your skin was cancer or if he/she would find out how weird you really are and dump you.
You would do anything to be that carefree again, but it’s just too hard to shut down that stinkin’ brain right?
We hear ya!
If you haven’t worked it out already, there are going to be some things that happen to you which are kind of crap and they are going to want to pop up and press replay in your brain-ALOT.
There are going to be some things that might look like they are going to happen that would be pretty crap and they are going to want to play out with a million different scenarios in your mind - ALOT
You can keep going over all of that stuff, BUT if you do, you’re going to have to say goodbye to that carefree feeling you love.
If you keep going over and over the way your ex-best friend was a massive B!#&% to you, you’re never going to move on and actually enjoy the decent friends you do have.
If you keep replaying that time you fumbled the ball in the last 30 seconds of the game, you’re never going to let yourself have the confidence you need to play again next week.
So what the heck are you supposed to do?
In the words of the great poet, that Swifty blonde, Taylor, you’ve gotta ‘SHAKE IT OFF.’
As she so profoundly describes: 'Haters gonna hate...' – playing things over and over in your mind and worrying about how to avoid the hatin’ isn’t going to stop them hatin’, you’ve just gotta SHAKE IT OFF.
‘Players gonna play…' - getting your knickers in a twist and your brain in knots isn’t going to change the way that person treated you, it’s just going to make you feel super crap and depressed about yourself, you’ve just gotta choose to SHAKE IT OFF.
We know it’s easier said than done, but if you’re able to stop yourself next time your brain starts to play that movie of your girlfriend dumping you, or the multiple movies of what would happen if your parents got divorced – if you’re able to SHAKE IT OFF and move on with living in the now, you’re going to start to remember what carefree feels like.
"Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world,
You could've been getting down to this sick beat."
And if you want to make sure you remember to SHAKE IT OFF, go ahead and watch the video below so that you can have SHAKE IT OFF as your tune wedgie of the week. You're welcome!