First off, sorry the innactivity! I really am so busy nowadays and I do not always have time for blogging. I will however continue to post (I haven’t forgotten about this blog), just not as regularily as I did at the start.
Okay, well part of the aim of this blog is to encourage more positive thinking and one of my personal goals is to try and accumulate a big list of positive attributes about myself (apposed to always thinking about the negative ones).
After about five to six weeks of noting down postivie points and compliments from others, this is the progress I have made.
- I am:
- Easy going to be around.
- Not predjudiced and I believe in equality.
- One of the best people one of my friends has ever met.
- Good with animals.
- I have:
- A good imagination.
- An orginal style.
- A broad range of interests.
- A nice skin colour.
- Pretty coloured eyes.
- Slim legs.
- Some amazing friends.
- Nice hair.
- Soft skin.
- Nice nails.
- A great height.
- The physical features and personality which some people find attractive.
- The potential and skills to be in a society committee (was asked to run and I am in one now).
- I am able to:
- Stand up for my friends.
- Talk out loud in class dicussions.
- To doodle.
- Enjoy learning.
- Win at drinking competitions.
- Cook something edible.
- Get good grades.
- Make people laugh.
- Suit different hair styles.
That was my list so far, I must say I am pretty proud of myself, I have come a long way. Thanks to everyone who believed in me. Obviously, I far from 100% ‘fixed’, but I really do feel a lot better now.
How to take charge in a panic attack.
Just some tips on panic attacks, I also find cupping my mouth and nose with my hands and breathing deeply through my nose and out my mouth helps a lot. 🙂
Today has been a good day for me, a friend of mine and the new house mate has moved in. Spent the evening chatting and eating pizza, which was great. It was nice to have some company around the house at last and the new girl seems really friendly. It has really lifted my spirits up and I feel pretty relaxed right now.
Unfortunatly three days ago I did have a panic attack in the town and had to go back to the house after cooling off and I have been having physical signs of anxiety since. Luckily, I am able to calm them a bit with the breathing techniques that I have learnt.
On the whole though this week has been pretty good, admitidly I have over the last two days had a couple of moments when my depression has reared its ugly head. This was something to be expected though, as even though I do feel that I am getting better, I won’t lie, it is hard and for me to feel 100% better, it will take time. In the long run though, all this hard work will be worth it. I have thankfuly noticed though that I am finding I am able to snap out of depressive cycles easier than previously and that I can draw on positive thoughts to counteract it more often. Not to mention sometimes a few tears is a good way to let it all out and you do feel a lot better after. I did actually wake up today feeling a little low, but I managed to distract myself and for the rest of the day I have been in a good mood.
On another note, something good happened yesterday, I actually looked into the mirror while I was getting changed and did not think a single negative thought about my body. Infact, for the first time in as far as I can remember I actually was happy with my physical appearance. Although what was strange, was that my reaction was to burst into tears and I honestly have no idea why. If anything I would have thought that I would be smiling at myself in the mirror if I was to ever look at it and feel comfortable with my body, crying was not what I expected, but either way this is big progress. I want to try and keep it this way.
Anyway, as always I will keep you all updated on any further progress from me.
Found this nifty blog article, it’s a FEEL GOOD campaign. It aims to encourage people to feel good about themselves and I thought I would reblog it, so people could also join in for this weekend. I know I will definitely join in with this.
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” –Unknown
We have tackled some pretty heavy subjects recently: violence, bullying, suicide, and intolerance. While these issues definitely needed to be addressed, I wanted to shift gears today. As a writer, I always want to make people think, but I also want them to become better in some way. It’s a balancing act for sure.
This weekend’s lesson is all about feeling good. That’s easy enough, right? Well, not always. Feeling good about yourself and what’s going on in your life is always important. Still, it’s easy to get caught up in your problems and every day distractions. When that happens, finding something (anything) to feel good about might be hard to do. It’s happened to me. It happens to all of us.
I have decided to start a FEEL…
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Ìt’s true, how we interpret ourselves in social situations and how we act are all linked to our core beliefs about ourselves and the people around us.
If the words after ‘I am’ are negative naturally we are going to interpret things in ways which affirm our negative statements. Change it into something positive and you are more likley to think rationaly and be more positive and confident about yourself.