Being a person that never reveals emotions, writing something that showed the slightest bit of how I feel had me on the edge of my bed. Literally. For us as a society, it seems to get harder and harder to get realisation in our lives, or the slightest bit of confirmation to say we are doing okay.
As soon as we wake up the one thing we do is scroll through Instagram looking at everyones well framed pictures and making it have an impact on your mood for the rest of the day. We read Pinterest quotes of positivity to help us get through our rough patches, when we all know deep down it doesn’t help. The glittery letters doesn’t get us feeling that little bit happier (but nice try Pinterest).
Coming back from London Fashion Week left me in a situation where I was comparing myself to other bloggers, writers and everyone who basically could get over a certain amount of likes on a photo. And since when did our lives revolve around a few likes or who followed who? A girl I followed perfectly pointed out, how our lives shouldn’t have to be based around this. It obviously doesn’t make you truly happy. I decided to take some ME time.. Without having to work 24/7 writing articles, posting pictures and check my emails every 5 minutes. It was a time I reflected on my myself.
I love my life, my work and writing articles for girls all over the world to read, but I had to remind myself that it is okay to take time out. It is okay to not post a photo a couple days out of the week. It is okay to not get 1,000 followers or to get 30+ likes. It is okay to not use a filter or to upload a photo that isn’t edited to perfection. That one photo you see, there are a million unedited blurred ones behind it.
One thing I have started doing recently is writing down one thing I am thankful for and one thing I like about myself. i.e I am thankful for my health and I like my eyebrows. Yes, I have come to terms my Cara Delevingne eyebrows are a main feature of mine. Something as small as this can change the crappiest of moods. So why don’t you give it a go?
Enjoy your day you beautiful people x