Below a note to those who are feeling down, anxious or just not feeling their best today:
You are special, you are loved. You are more important than you can ever know. Even if you don’t feel like it right now, you need to realise how unique and special you are. There is only one of you and how amazing it is you are here today on this earth. Congratulate yourself every time you fall down and pick yourself back up, that took strength, determination and courage.
I know especially when you feel anxious or even just generally low, it’s easy to doubt yourself, overthink and worry. And that’s okay, we’re all human and we shouldn’t punish ourselves for not being able to ‘think’ our way out of it or ‘pull it together’ Allow yourself time, acknowledge the sadness, the anger. I find it helps to keep a ‘self-care’ journal. I reflect on the day, and pour my emotions out. Allow myself time to do things that make me happy, like playing sims or watching Back to the Future.
Then when you’re ready, do one small achievable thing. Maybe it’s smile at a stranger, write down one thing you’re grateful for that day, eat breakfast, have a shower, even get out of bed that day. Whatever it is, well done and be proud of yourself. Be proud of yourself for picking yourself back up and trying to be better and feel better. Doesn’t matter how long it takes or how small any positive action is. Achieving these small, realistic, goals you start building up trust in yourself again and believing in yourself. You can definitely do this!
Go and chase your dreams, you have one life and you need to live it for you. Do the things that make YOU happiest and bring joy. In turn your positive energy will radiate to all around you.
Instead of thinking how the world can sometimes be a dark place or other things outside your control, focus on what you can control – how you choose to view the world, the people in it and the things that you can do. You can be the change you want to see in the world. That doesn’t necessarily mean big things but every small kind act you do, every small positive thing you think, say and do is bringing much needed love and light to not only yourself but the world. That’s more powerful than you think.
Be proud of you because you are bloody amazing, one of a kind superstar.
Stay Safe and Stay Strong,
Hannah Ruby xoxo
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