Nike Said It Best

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“Just do it” is a slogan I would argue almost everyone has heard, but if you haven’t, the shoe company Nike uses those three words as their slogan.

Three words that can mean different things to different people. For most of my life I have strictly associated those words with the company, but recently that has shifted.

Now, I would be lying if I said that it is only those three words that come into my mind. I have added a word into that sentence that, to me, just really accentuates what they mean. I try not to curse much but for this particular sentence I feel like adding the “f” word right after “just” really gets the point across.

I could’ve lied to you and not told you that, but I just wanted to be honest. So here is what I think of when I think of my four word sentence.

I think about the fact that it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks or says about what you want to do because if you want to do it, you should.

Of course I mean within reason here, like don’t go murder people, but if you want to make a hut in the woods to live in DO IT!!!

Recently I have been realizing that the more I do things without thinking, the happier I am. I don’t mean I haven’t put any thought into what I’m about to do, but if I allow myself to think about it more than whether it’s what I want and if it’s a smart choice, I will start to think about what other people will think or say about what I am going to do. When I allow what other people’s opinions will be to enter my head I will second guess myself and not always stay true to who I am and it slowly eats away at what makes me, me.

That is why I have been saying those four words to myself if I start to think about what I want to do in a way where it revolves around outside opinions. “Just effing do it, Hannah!!” is what I say to myself and I do it and I am happy. When I don’t hype myself up, I don’t do it and I get sad.

I don’t think you have to add the expletive in there if it makes you uncomfortable, but for me it really kicks me in the butt.

Heck yeah, Hannah!! We only get one life so I will be the boss of my life. Screw outside opinions on what is best for me and my body. I don’t want to hear what you have to say about the way I dress or eat or how my hair looks or how I move my body or what my interests are unless you have something nice or helpful to say. If you want to rain on my parade, you can take it elsewhere.

I think a great deal of people would be a lot happier if they just did what they wanted. It takes a lot of courage to do what you want and to ignore outside voices, but the more you choose yourself the less you will care what other people think.

It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you are happy with your choices and that they make you feel good and that they aren’t harming anyone or anything.

You want to get a tattoo but you’re worried what your family will think? Hate to break it to you but it’s not their body or their choice. Do it.

You want to quit your 9-5 and start your own business but you’re scared of what your friends will say? If they aren’t happy for you to be following your dreams they are probably jealous of you for living their dream. Find people who support you, even if right now it is only you, and do it.

You want to write a book but you’re scared or what the world will say about you? There will be people who lift you up and others who will try to tear you down; listen to the positive voices. Do it.

Do it, do it, do it! Please just fricken do it!!!

I have spent so many years fully aware of what others will say or do. I choose to rewrite my narrative and just do it.

It’s my life, my body, my choices.

Either get on board with what I am doing, or please kindly step aside.

I hope you join me with starting to just do it.

Put a little thought into it, but don’t think too hard.

Until next time,

-H

Published by Hannah Opp

My name is Hannah and I am a certified integrative nutrition health coach. I love nature, animals, and going on adventures.

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