Friday, 1 January 2016

A Letter For 2015

Today's post is a little different as I had the idea of doing a little round up of 2015. As it's now the new year I've been thinking back through the past 12 months and I wanted to share what I've learnt along the way with you.

When it comes to friends, it's quality over quantity.
The main thing I've realised over the past 12 months has definitely been learning who my real friends are. I used to have the biggest group of friends but slowly over a matter of time I got to know which of them were true friends and I've quickly learnt the golden rule of 'Quality over Quantity.' I may only have a couple of really close friends now but I would choose those girls over a massive group any day.

Do what makes YOU happy
I wrote a post about this a while ago now but wanted to lightly touch on it again. In April 2015 I made the biggest decision of my life which was to leave college 2 weeks before my exams and start an apprenticeship. It was such a scary move as my AS Exams were so close but looking back I do not regret a thing. At the time college made me so unhappy, so to be able to cut that out of my life felt amazing.

Sometimes you need a day in your jammies
Now this may be a silly one but it's so true. Sometimes you just need a day watching films with some crappy food in your pyjamas. There really is nothing better when you feel poorly, anxious, stressed or even just a little bit tired. It's so good to take some chill time (even if it turns into the whole day!)

Take time out of your day to unplug
This kind of links to the previous point but after watching Ingrid Nilsen's video on anxiety and stress I've been taking 15 minutes out of every day to unplug. I turn my phone off, find a quiet corner and write about my day and thoughts, I sometimes even do some colouring! You could do anything like reading a book or completing a crossword, anything that isn't plugged in basically. It's really calming and helps bring yourself back to reality and gather your thoughts.

Get out
I love doing this. Anytime I feel anxious or stressed I just get outside. Even if its a 5 minute walk to the shop, getting outside can really help clear your head. I love just putting my earphones in, blaring some James Bay and taking my camera out to get some photos. It really does help when you feel like you're trapped or drowning in thoughts.

Find something you love to do
The last 6 months I've found something I love doing and that's baking. I just love it. It's something I really love doing and having that hobby is so great. I really recommend finding something you love, like photography or writing and putting it into your blog posts. I'll definitely be writing some more recipe posts in 2016.
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  1. this was a wonderfully written post! I love the advice you've given, and it's what I needed to hear๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜❤
    I love your blog, and wish you all the best for 2016!!❤

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