Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Note to self..

It is already Mid-September, and although I hate to write it, I feel like this month has been wasted a little. Apart from working and catching up with friends, I have spent a lot of my time with a lot of free time, and I really am not very good at the whole 'relaxing' thing. I am indulging in books mostly, but am not ashamed to admit that I ordered my first two Christmas presents this morning! I keep reminding myself to embrace this time, as I move into my new house in 9 days, and I will struggle to find any free time.

I have been doing my best to catch up with friends, and always find it odd when you have a deep conversation with someone, only for that theme to then pop up in the most random of place. I really am awful when it comes to taking my own advice, but recently, I feel as though it is actually a good thing to be doing. I know I am not the only person who is guilty when it comes to not listening to themselves, but why don't we? If we don't look after ourselves, we really are no good to anyone. I really do believe we should make it more of a priority to give ourselves more TLC, especially when it comes to health. I am someone who expects the very best of myself and will beat myself up if I don't meet my own expectations. 

A very good friend kindly reminded me this week 'Would you speak to a friend in the same way that you speak to yourself?' A very powerful question really, and for me, and maybe many of us, the answer is a definitive no. So, why is is acceptable for us to be harsh on ourselves? It's not..

Strangely, I came across this today. I am not a believer in fate and I'm sure it's pure coincidence, but a spooky coincidence nonetheless. I am going to actually try and take my own advice.

Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child.
Feed yourself healthy food & make sure you spend time outside.
Put yourself to bed early & let yourself take naps.
Don't say mean things to yourself & don't put yourself in danger.
(Your skull and your heart are still as fragile as eggshells).


Josie said...

LOVED this post Sam, just the kind of advice I need right now! Definitely make the most of your free time while you can, I know how hard you work at uni! x

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Ella said...

I think that is really important that you only have positive thoughts on yourself - too much negativity only hurts you.

Ellie xx

Unknown said...

That's a great post and I always try to be positive but sometimes it's just hard. Keep up the good work.


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