I can be one of the worst people for leaving little things unresolved and allowing them to bubble up and expand into a mini existential-crisis (hence the reason why my blog posts have recently been few and far between). My life is by no means ‘normal’ and yes, from time to time it kinda sucks, but that’s fine. Sometimes, for many unknown reasons, life throws you a curveball and knocks you off your feet for a while. Whether it be issues regarding family or friends, school or university or just lack of motivation or low self-esteem, it’s important to come to terms with it before moving on.
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
It is important to remember that is it okay to not be okay. A bit of a mouthful, I know, but it’s true. When life sucks you definitely don’t have to act like everything is okay and move on; everyone should be entitled to deal with issues in their own way, without judgement. This is something I have to constantly remind myself of when I get in a pickle or feel lost in myself, and I often have to remind myself that I am allowed to feel unhappy and a little bit rubbish from time to time BUT I also strive to remember that it’s never permanent and things will get better.
“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”
I always aim to achieve at least one little thing each day, even if it’s just cracking out a little smile or laugh at a you’ve been framed style video. For me, life is far to short to waste a day without smiling. It helps immensely for me to write down a list of things I want to achieve, whether that be for the rest of the day or for the year ahead, it focuses my mind back to reality and sets myself some (hopefully) realistic goals and deadlines. Worrying about the little things can wait, and it’s important to remember that everyone deals with things in different ways, just because they don’t show it, doesn’t mean they aren’t struggling too. Remember that it’s perfectly okay just to take a break from life to gather your thoughts and allow yourself time to breathe.