So I have managed to stay away from all my social medias and I can honestly say I feel so liberated and already in such a better mindset. It truly is like having a cleanse of the mind and not constantly having to check up on what everyone else is up to(which on social media is always portrayed to be absolutely amazing/out of this world which makes you feel even worse about yourself). I am beginning to realise what truly is important in life…mainly….
-Your own health(both mental and physical)
-Your family/friends/anyone positive to surround yourself with
Some aspects of life other people will never be able to have control over is your own work ethic. Whether this be that you are studying hard for exams or putting in the effort to fulfil your dream job, no person no boy no girl can take away your self determination and drive to succeed. As cliche as it does sound and I do realise that there may be certain ‘societal boundaries’ but you truly can be what you want to be. Just because your journey of reaching this goal may not be the preferred or even stereotypical way that society has drilled us into us of it being. It does not make it unachievable. Heck it makes it your own story and something that distinguishes you from everyone else.
It is just so easy to compare our chapter ones with someone else’s chapter 20, the problem I think is is that we all just look for a ‘quick fix’. Such as a way to make loads of money and fast(big emphasis on life is having to have money apparently…) but in reality many of the highest earners have had to put in years and years of literal blood sweat and tears into creating their brands before they even started to make profits or become respected in their chosen areas. Again social media does play a role in this, it is such an easy platform to just compare yourself with people and see what you have not got. Rather than actually just focusing on your own strengths + individuality and how you can play this to your advantage. Like now, right now just write a list of what you are good at/what you enjoy, sometimes having a physical piece of paper to look at can literally open your eyes to how great of a person you are with so much going for you. The list can have anything on it, even just something simple like ‘I’m good at listening’. The first step to realising your own potential is actually waking yourself up to your own strengths, get out of that lull and remember…You are amazing, you are unique and you are the best version of yourself.
I am also writing this blog on ‘Valentines Day’, which most people usually respond with ‘urgh’ when they hear those two words uttered. I think the whole concept of Valentines Day is really sweet and allows people to show their appreciation for each other. But people have this misconception that it is just for couples..nah forget that and just go for a cute dinner date with your best mate to show how much you care about them. Valentines Day should go beyond this stereotypical relationship day but be the day that you can show your love towards anyone special to you, a family member or a friend even. I also love Valentines day because it means tomorrow there will be loads of reduced chocolate, love a good bargain! A treat to me from me, a lovely example of treating yourself which none of us should be afraid of doing!
I guess being single on Valentines day some people find it heightens their singleness and makes them feel even worse about not having that special someone to share it with. But honestly there is nothing wrong with being single, just like being in a relationship there are always pros and cons to both situations. I have been single on every Valentines Day of my mere 20 years of life, where as pretty much most of my close girl/guy mates are in serious relationships and right as I type this are currently on their cute little dates. And I could not be happier for them, I love seeing my friends happy and being treated so well because they all deserve it. Dont get me wrong, I would love to be spending this day with someone special but I have not yet met anyone who I truly have connected with or maybe someone who felt the same way about me as I do about them. There is always someone on my mind which again is why I wanted to get rid of my social media because I needed to stop being concerned over what they were doing/why they were not showing me the attention I showed them. I will probably go into more detail about ‘boys’ in later blog posts and all I have learnt from being in cahoots with them(albeit the hard way of learning..).
So yeh I am feeling positive, I have gotten more uni work done today and I am starting to make a plan of action to prepare me for my deadlines rather than allow myself to stress/breakdown over it all. I am also really excited for my mother because tomorrow we are getting a horse vetted so fingers crossed it passes and soon we will have a new arrival. My mother is truly my biggest role model/inspiration and if I grow up to be half of the woman she is than I truly will be thankful. I know everyone rants about how amazing their parents are but that is one thing I am forever grateful for because your parents actions are something you have no control over and I guess it is luck how you get on with them. Luckily mine are amazing and have always put my brothers and I first making sure they have provided us with the best upbringing of their ability. Big love for them.
Thanks for reading x