Apart from the few days of sunny sunshine here are some of my favourite bits.
You know one of those songs that come on the radio or is recommended on a Spotify playlist and you think I really like this song. Well this one by Lissa Lo called All I need is one of those. I’ve got the chorus as my ringtone as I don’t like your bog standard ones 🙈
These have always been a fave but particularly this month. Needed a pick me up and they were there for me
We worry so much about things that have happened and realistically we can’t do anything about so this quote says it all.
As I’m still healing from having my bladder removed I’ve not really ventured very far but I did manage one day with mum to go down town in the wheelchair and spend some cash.
I got a few toiletries in boots – make up can wait, then went and got some pjs in Peacocks and some undies. On our way home there is a St Margarets Hospice charity shop so we decided to have a nosey. I got about 6 or 7 items which I’ll show you once the weather’s warmer. I always like to give my unwanted clothes to them as that was the hospice my brother was at.
Little victories this month 😊
Oooo and I managed some chips from the chippy since my appetite has been a bit pants this was a real treat.
I want you to really digest what I’m about to say.
We all have had those days when we really can’t stand to look at ourselves in the mirror, we don’t feel pretty in the slightest.
Do you know what?
We are human and having a down day is very normal.
But I want you to really think about the person that you are inside and out.
I want you to love all that you are, flaws and all. There’s not another you out there.
Take compliments on board, I know when I give someone a compliment I truly mean it and don’t just go round saying it for fun.
Have daily mantras that you can either say out loud or to yourself (for example yes I can) click here for a list of ones you can use
Give yourself a pep talk on the bad days and remind yourself you are good enough and you are worth it.
When you ooze self confidence you will feel a sense of happiness in life and your wellbeing will totally alter. Going from self conscious to self confidence will take time but you will feel the benefits of it.
Don’t ever doubt your worth, and don’t let anybody tell you you are anything less than fabulous.
In Minnie Ripertons words as I have titled this blog post- loving you is easy cos you’re beautiful.
Throughout my life, if I am being honest I have suffered quite a bit other than my health over the 33 years of my life.
Here are a few I’ll mention:
Bullied severely at school – police were involved come the end
Taken advantage of whilst drunk -shame on them
Sexually abused – Don’t worry I’m fine, there will always be wrong’uns
Had depressive moments – needed medication and outpatient therapy –
I will forever remember these times it’s not easy to just forget those times in my life but it won’t ever define who I am or let it ruin my life. It happened and I can’t change what happened in the past.
I can however help those people who are struggling themselves. It’s the caring side of me. I wished I had more people about in my times of need. I had a few but not that one person who I could tell everything to.
Please remember that there are people out there who can help you whether they are just an ear to listen, someone in a profession that can help you in the right direction or a friend/family member.
Believe it or not, they’ve probably encountered one of your problems and can aid you back to smiley happier you.
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I’m speaking from past experiences but doesn’t January just put you out of sorts. Literally at the stroke of midnight New Year’s Eve and bam 💥 you’re in another month…another year nonetheless and I know some people just hate change. It’s like you are expected to put on a happy face and celebrate…
Don’t be ashamed, it’s ok to feel underwhelmed.
Here are 10 things to do to help you feel a little more happier if only a little bit
Write down 5 things that immediately bring a smile to your face
Eat your favourite meal – whether you cook it or order it in
Look through photos that hold great memories
Give yourself a little pampering – you’re worth it
Give your bedroom/living space a makeover
Phone a friend and just chat – it’s good to talk
Make yourself a playlist of music that gets your heart singing as well as you
Order yourself a few items of clothing, It’s surprising how much of a difference it can make to your mood
Get writing. Whatever is on your mind write it down, it’s s great form of self reflection and therapy.
Plan a day/evening out with a friend or family member. It’ll do you good to let your hair down.
Look at January like this it’s half way through the month now. You’ve made it this far. So take it day by day and appreciate the littlest things that do make you grin.
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