I am not the kind of person who easily embraces the unknown. My brain likes to know what lies ahead, so it can force me to stress and worry over every. tiny. detail. Cheers for that, hun. I really don’t want 2019 to be that kind of year. I have allowed mental health issues to dictate my life for too many years, to the point where I had to turn to CBT and medication to start feeling like a functioning human being again. 2018 was all about putting myself back together and I’m so ready to see what 2019 has in store for me.
With that in mind, I am not making any rigid promises or plans for the next 12 months. I’m going to try my best to do what makes me happy and spend my time doing the things I enjoy. I need to start looking after myself, both physically and mentally. Most importantly, I really want to stop allowing unimportant peoples’ opinions and negativity to take up any of my thoughts.
You should never allow someone’s negative opinion affect the way you live your life.
I saw that quote and it made me realise that I had stopped doing things that make me happy (and yes, Matt if you read this… I know you tell me this too but it’s not true til you read a cute quote on Pinterest LOL).
Like blogging for instance. Blogging has always been a hobby I love but I let comments and snide remarks get the better of me, and didn’t blog for over a year. And the posts I did write weren’t great… I was stripping back any creativity and producing generic gift guides as they were ‘safe’, and I didn’t get much enjoyment out of making them because they weren’t the posts I wanted to create. Same with instagram – I love taking photos of cute things, so what if they’re a bit extra?! Photography is one of those skills where there is no such thing as too much practice, and yet I stopped taking photos.
So my point is, all I’m promising for 2019 (and beyond) is to try my absolute best to stop letting other people bring me down. And to remember that those who cheer for you when things are going well, but are also there to pick you up when things are not so great? Keep them close – they’re the good ones ♥