Monday, 14 August 2017

The Pros and Cons Of Always Seeing The Bigger Picture

Most of the time, people think that always seeing the bigger picture is a good thing. It allows you think about things in the long run, focus on what’s really important and can help us to make the best out of our short lives. I am one of these people that constantly see’s the bigger picture. A lot of the time, I completely agree that it’s a wonderful thing to do. There are lots of positive aspects that can come from seeing the bigger picture, but at the same time, it can also have some negative affects.
Even though most of the time my brain does lean towards the bigger picture, I definitely still have days where I’m sucked in and I can’t focus on the bigger picture at all. I have days where things scare me or I care about things that I know I shouldn’t give two thoughts on. But for the majority of the time my brain goes to the bigger picture, and I thought today I would share a chatty post with my opinions for both the positive and negative sides to this. It’s something that I think about quite a lot and really enjoy discussing so if you feel the same way as me please let me know in the comments!


YOU CARE LESS ABOUT TRIVIAL THINGS… If you saw my Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared To Make A ‘Fool’ Of Yourself post then you’ll know that I don’t really care about looking like an idiot. Things that some people may find embarrassing, like singing/dancing in public, running around like an idiot *phoebe reference there for fans of friends*, or just being/looking different in public reaaally do not bother me in the slightest. This is going to sound ridiculously morbid so I apologise for sounding so bloomin’ negative, but my brain always just thinks 'one day your generation will be gone and not a single person will remember any of the stupid things you did' so who gives a crap! Similarly, if I know something won’t matter matter in one/three/five years time, then why waste my time on it? Seeing the bigger picture reminds you that trivial things don’t matter in the long run.

YOU REALISE WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AND HOW LUCKY YOU ARE… Considering the entire world as opposed to my own individual life really helps in realising just how lucky we all have it. It doesn’t matter if we don’t get that latest gadget or always have new expensive clothes because the only thing that really matters is that we’re healthy and we have people who love us. It’s so so easy to get sucked into society and always want the next best thing, causing us to forget that actually there’s people in this world who would kill to have our lives on a bad day. (side note, I don’t intend to take away from anyone’s issues by saying that, it’s just a reminder to try and think about the things we’re so lucky to have).

IT DRIVES YOU TO GO FOR THE THINGS YOU REALLY WANT… When your mind always looks forward to the next 60 years and how quick life actually goes by, it motivates you to work your butt off for the things that you really love. I talk about this in more detail in my 5 Reasons Why You Should Pursue Your Passions post, but basically seeing the bigger picture makes you realise that you need to spend as much time as possible doing something that makes you happy and not wasting away the days wishing for a different life!


IT’S DIFFICULT TO FIND REASONING… Whilst the bigger picture does motivate you to make the most of your life, sometimes I find myself struggling to find reason. I don’t want to sound super low but sometimes when your brain is always looking at the bigger picture, (and I mean the biggest picture, like the fact that we’re so tiny in the universe), it can be difficult to find a meaning for things we do and the way we live our lives. This is something that I push against as much as I can, because I want to always believe that everything matters and we should live our lives to the absolute full!

IT CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THE SMALL THINGS… In terms of work or achievement, always looking forward and seeing your entire life planned out before you can sometimes make you forget all the amazing things that you’ve already achieved or that you have in your life right now. Whilst it’s important to look forward and work towards things we want in our future, it’s also incredibly important to focus on the things we have now and be thankful for all of the wonderful things we already have in our lives!

IT CAN BECOME OVERWHELMING… When I look to the future and consider all of the incredible things that I want to do, I become so overwhelmed. Again, I go into a lot more detail in my Choosing A Career When There’s So Many You Want To Do post, but sometimes when all I can see is the bigger picture and all the things that I want to do in my short life, it can become incredibly difficult to come back down to earth and focus on the here and now. It’s important to remind ourselves that in order to achieve all of those things, we need to stop looking ahead, breathe, and do something now!

Do you find yourself always seeing the bigger picture? Is this something that you love or that can become difficult?




  1. I think sometimes looking at the bigger picture can sometimes be an excuse to not focus on the little things and can sort of be hindrance when putting effort into the little things that build up the big picture.
    Aleeha xXx

    1. Yeah I agree with that. I can definitely see both sides, there are benefits of seeing the bigger picture but it does take away from the little things! <3 xxx

  2. I know exactly what you mean by this post, it can be so hard to find a good balance between the two!

    Danielle xx

    1. Exactly! It's definitely something I'm working on <3 xxx

  3. I never care about looking like an idiot either haha. This was such a relatable post, wonderful read

  4. This is a post that really makes me think . . I feel like I can relate/understand your pros and cons. Great read/nice post!

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it <3 xxx