Following up from my previous post about writing about all the things that were going right in my life, I decided now would be the perfect opportunity to get some more positivity up on my blog. I recently got a massive kick up the bum by Adam about my negativity- I’d been on a moanfest for a good couple of weeks, and it wasn’t until he called me out on it, that I realised I was bringing everyone down around me.
It’s hard being told that you’re being shit, but I needed it. Nothing was majorly wrong in my life, just a series of #firstworldproblems that completely blew up into huge issues that didn’t need to be issues to begin with. So it’s with that, that in the last two weeks I decided to just change my mind set; positivity, positivity, positivity and my GOD, it has truly made a huge difference to my attitude.
1. I’ve learnt to have patience with everyone and everything around me. I used to pride myself in my ability to have patience in all aspects, and I’ve found that again. I’ve learnt that I can’t control some things- shit happens, and I just need to be patient, my time will come.
2. All the amazing things happening at work. There is so much excitement and opportunity at work for me, at the moment. I was so distracted by menial things that I lost sight of what was actually important. I’ve thrown myself into my work recently, and I’m reaping the rewards; it’s such a nice feeling.
3. I’ve learnt not to care. This is single handedly the best thing I’ve ever done. There is no way that something will bother you if you don’t care, and in turn, your happiness is increased. I have a beautiful daughter, an amazing boyfriend, a great job and a cute car – what more do I need to care about than that!?
4. Being positive about the future – if you follow me on Twitter, you’d have seen me mention Isla’s speech (something I’ll go into detail over another time), but she has made leaps and bounds in the last few weeks, and as crappy as it makes me feel, I’m not afraid to admit that this was one of the reasons why I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. But we’ve found help, and both Adam and I could not be more pleased. I can’t WAIT for her to ask a million and one questions about everything ever, and have ‘WHY?’ flung in my direction every few minutes.
It’s a slog, but honestly, just changing the way you see things can impact your life so positively if you want it to, and that’s the point – you’ve got to want to.
I didn’t mean for this to come out all motivational and advice-led, but it’s just how I’ve overcome my stresses recently, and it’s helped heaps.