So I took a break for the last little while because I’ve been struggling. Struggling with joy, happiness and loving myself. But I am back with a fight in me.
I’ve touched on it briefly before but I deal with bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Usually I can kick it’s butt but sometimes like everyone I have it kick mine. So my point? I started a side blog. It will track my daily dealings with my mental health, my improvements in physical health and it is pretty much an open journal to what makes me happy and better.
I will absolutely be back on the horse with these postings, but if you want to check in on my journey my blog is https://bepositivelyloved.wordpress.com/
Everyone deserves happiness, sometimes you just have to fight for it.
How do you define success? Is it losing 10 pounds or is it being comfortable in your body?
Ideally we think ok set this goal and than I will be.. happy, confident, satisfied, etc.
But it’s the “than I’ll be..” that gets us tied up in a pattern of frustration. Why don’t we set ourselves up for success? Let’s make goals based off how we want to feel and see our life and not by how we are going to get there. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to lose weight but ultimately I want to feel confident and love my body.
What does this even mean? A lot of people now a days say you need to “do you”. So how do we do that?
Self care I believe is a huge epidemic. With that we are lacking in putting ourselves first. Jobs, school, family, friends, life happens and we tend to fall behind.
So here is your reminder to – do you.
Yes spend that $10 on a new mascara if it’s going to make you smile, or buy a pizza and eat most of it (or all, who cares?). Make yourself a good healthy breakfast, with your favourite yogurt and berries. Or the best yet, a huge cup of coffee.
Take care of your needs and yourself, even if you feel devoted to help others because if you can’t take care of you than you can’t take care of others.