Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ditching My Unhealthy Thoughts & Finding Tranquility

I have defined myself as a blogger for two years now. At first, this website was just a place I could express myself when I was having a difficult time. I literally did not care what went on here, and if you look through my archives, you will see how true that is. At one point, I tried to move away from the more sentimental posts that I use to do and focus on what I loved: fashion.

Now, I've come to this point where I've started to realize that I need to get back to my blogging roots. Blogging has become such a hyped industry over the past year and since I am a blogger, I believed I needed to be perfect in order to be popular in this sphere. I don't need to be either of those. Don't get me wrong, fashion is still my life, but I was putting so much pressure on myself to look good. It just isn't healthy.

I've since tried to develop ways to stop worrying and obsessing over little things like appearance. I downloaded an app called Think Up, where you can choose positive affirmations and record them for yourself. It honestly really helps to hear things like "I am letting go of all my worries and fears" or "Every day I become more creative and inventive". Another thing I've been doing is taking walks around campus a few times a day. This not only keeps me physically healthy but mentally as well. Fresh air does wonders!

If you're struggling with having unhealthy thoughts, whatever they might be, take a step back and figure out what you truly need in your life. For me, any form of spirituality can help. That's why I love the affirmations. I also enjoy going through my quote Pinterest board when I'm sad. Words are uplifting...


When I first started this blog, I participated in the 100 Happy Days Challenge. I'm considering doing it again, if anyone would like to join me, email me! We can get a group together to motivate each other. The first time I did it, I was going into my Senior year of high school, and it honestly changed my life. I was doing well at school and at my job, I was finding more to be happy about, and I met my wonderful boyfriend.

I hope you all find whatever truly fulfills you, and never hesitate to reach out. That's something my sisterhood as an Alpha Chi Omega has taught me so far: to always be there for another. By the way, I'm getting initiated this weekend! Yay!

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  1. I love that you are wanting to focus on what really makes you feel happy & not just what people want to see. That's awesome! And that app sounds great too :)

    X,
    Cristina
    Cristinawashere.com

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    1. Hey, Cristina! Thanks for your kind comment. It's important to realize what is beneficial for yourself. In the end, it doesn't matter what others want me to be or think I am... It's more important to be genuine. If I'm going through a hard time, I've realized just talking about it is important. It can also help someone else who is struggling too!

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  2. Great positive post!!! x

    whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Georgia! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. I totally love this! I read over the 100 Happy Days website and I'm dying to try it! When do you plan to start? :)

    Stephanie | drunkonvogue.com

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    1. Hey, Stephanie! Thank you! I might plan to start the challenge over the summer, just because I have a lot on my plate right now. I will let you know!

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  4. What a great app! Wishing you all the best for the challenge! XO, Sarah | http://www.thebellainsider.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/sarah_thebella/

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    1. Hey, Sarah! Thanks! So glad you're finding the app as helpful as I am!

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  5. One of my favorite quotes! Sounds like a great app!!

    mollyonthemoveblog.com

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    1. I just recently found this quote and I'm loving it, Molly! The app is great, I use it every day now!

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  6. Very inspiring post...very much needed. All the best to you! xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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    1. I'm so glad you benefited from it, Mikayla! Have a great rest of your week.

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  7. I have a LOT of unhealthy thoughts, but my boyfriend has helped me channel them to some degree! xx adaatude.com

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