Wednesday, 6 February 2013

This post is brought to you by the words Introspection and Positivity

In year 11 English class, the theme was "Change". Everything I wrote was framed around how the characters dealt with/experienced "change". It was ultimately convoluted and rubbish. I received good marks because I understood what they wanted me to say; That change effects people in different ways, it is inevitable, it can be terrifying. It isn't until now that I fully appreciate how true these facts are.

Recently I've been experiencing just how much can change in your life with very little notice. I've been doing my best, but it really has been hard to cope. Not necessarily because any of the changes were bad (although my head certainly had a difficult time focussing on the positive aspects and not catastrophising everything), but because there is so much uncertainty. And uncertainty is something I'm not good at. I like knowing where I'm going to be in a year, what my life will look like in a month.

If anything, this has been good for me and I'm starting to realise that now. I don't need to be worrying about where I'll be/what I'll be doing in a year, or even a months time. So yes. From now on, I'm going to spend less time worrying about the future/things I can't control, and more time focussing on right now and doing things that make me happy. An excellent illustration (courtesy of Octopus Design) of my new mantra:


A friend of mine told me whilst I was stressing my mind off about who knows what, that I should "Hold it lightly". Whatever it is, hold it lightly. That's another good one that I like to remember, because I tend to dramatise or catastrophise things, stress and worry over minor issues, all the while focussing entirely on the negative aspects of a situation. And in the end, life is too short to stress over things that you can't control.

So. What makes me happy? That's the next thing I have to figure out. I have some good ideas of where to start though and will likely share them here. I'm excited to be feeling so positive about things, because I honestly feel like I'm opening my eyes for the first time and that I've been blindly stumbling around for the past month. No more feeling sad and sorry for myself. Much more positivity and fun. ♥

3 comments :

  1. I wish people knew what wonders of thinking positively can do in one's life.Last year was pretty much the worst year of my life, but one day I watched this guy on youtube who was making a vlog on his life and he explained about how being positive helped him....and it worked at least for me,it helped me be sane and I learnt that as long as I work hard,I won't let any problems get into my mind and bring me down.

    This year I promised myself to live happy and live the way I want to, I should have done that years ago!No more restricting myself to what I want to do, I am just going to enjoy life like I should!Yay!

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    1. I definitely struggle to think positively but I have constantly had people tell me that I need to be more positive/optimistic. Unfortunately I am not in the habit of doing so, but I'm hoping that with a little practice and some well placed post-it notes, I can start to change my way of thinking and ultimately become a happier person.
      I'm glad that you've changed your way of thinking to be more positive. Hopefully I can do the same. Good luck in living a much more enjoyable and positive life this year. :) ♥

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  2. Hey, Bec! I love this blog post. It was a really good read, especially because I am also experiencing a lot of change and uncertainty in my life right now. This post has been a really good reminder of why it is important to think positively. Even though it can be hard to put a positive spin on certain circumstances it will get you a lot farther than thinking negatively. Plus, thinking negatively is just such a waste of energy. So here's to positivity!

    Also, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award--an award for up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you are interested in participating visit my blog to learn more and get the instructions.

    Happy blogging!

    Ari
    vicenarianstew.blogspot.com

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