When I was at Uni, I was taking part in all kinds of crazy activities (I won’t go into detail, but I’m sure you can imagine).
At the time, I would get easily stressed, so I leaned on unhealthy crutches to make me “feel better”.
I was obsessed with how I looked, so I wouldn’t eat properly (I didn’t realise at the time that I actually had a GREAT body!)
You get the point though.
I wasn’t happy about myself so I was abusing my own body without even realising it.
This is extremely common.
These days, although I would like to be slim and sexy, I’m quite happy being the bouncy-bellied mummy that my Squidge can poke when she sees my belly button hanging out of my top (don’t tell any cute guys I said that!
But. I can definitely be sexy when I want to be!
If you are happy and content with yourself and with your life, you won’t need anything to “make it better” or to lean on.
One way that I stay happier with my own body – even with it being a little chubby, is by making sure that I lose weight or keep my comfortable weight sensibly, by keeping a healthy diet.
2. It excites you for the future
You’re not being positive, you’re being unrealistic.
That’s what a few people might say about the term “positive thinking”.
Actually, it’s quite the opposite!
While the negative spend time worrying about things they cannot control, or may not be able to change until the exact moment of it happening, the positive are just enjoying the time right now and will cross the (possible) bridge of negativity when it comes to it.
I mean, honestly.
What possible benefit can there be of putting yourself through all that stress and worry for something that might not even happen?
Here’s an example: I was panicking about flying for the first time when Squidge and I first went on a plane in April 2018.
She is partially deaf, so I was worried that she would get pain from the pressure – and I also had a cold.
I exaggerated everything in my mind and read on (the dreaded) Google that your eardrums can pop from the pressure and bleed. Even cause deafness!
How foolish of me to believe all that rubbish!!
So what did I do?
I bought some ‘Earplane‘ earplugs and lots of food and drinks for us both for on the plane to relieve the pressure.