What is in your Fuck Budget?

A few months back, I came across a TED talk called ‘The Magic of Not Giving a Fuck’. It was so good that I watched it twice. A fuck budget, according to the speaker, means your time, energy and money. If something is not worth my fuck bucks, it means I don’t give a fuck.

For those of us who are more privileged, we live in an era of excess. We want more clothes, more this, more that, money, friends, followers, even more abs. I’m no exception, and sometimes the urge to possess more and more is exhausting, and meaningless. A lot of times, we are living for other people, not ourselves. One day, I just decided to not give a fuck. It was liberating, to say the least.

Everyone is free to set their fuck budgets.

It doesn’t mean you need to become a selfish asshole (assuming you’re not a selfish jerk but a person with good intentions), it just means you do things which you care about and makes you happy. I started my fitness journey because I gave a fuck about what other people think about my appearance and my lifestyle. I was constantly stressed because I didn’t look as fit as I would like, or I didn’t hit the weight I want.

But as I continued, what exercising gave me is a sense of achievement, perseverance, and listening to your body. It means discipline, and a holistic look at your rest schedule, mental health, and diet. Having a fuck budget gives you a clear sense of priority in life. What my abs or arms look, is just a side benefit.

As they say, leave your ego at the door, it means nothing to anybody except you. Interesting thing is, once you stop giving a fuck, that’s when people give a fuck about you.

What is in your fuck budget? Tell me! ;)


(*Note: This is an adaptation of my IG post dated July 28, 2017 - see here!)

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