Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Three Pieces Of Advice


As we come up to the end of 2016, it's always good to reflect on yourself and the lessons you've learnt. It feels like it was just yesterday I was with my friends celebrating as we counted down to 2016. However I have learnt some valuable lessons this year, three pieces of advice I have hand picked for you. 


Things will always work out

No matter how you feel, things will always work out eventually. They may not go exactly as you planned but they will definitely settle at some point, allowing you to either continue your chosen path or to rethink and create a new path, which may work out for the best in the end. Never undermine the power of fate, so take a breath and stress less. 


Stand up for yourself more


There's always going to be a time in your life where people aren't going to be so nice to you and sometimes will somewhat petrify you, but by standing up for yourself and allowing people to hear about how you feel, can create more positives then negatives. I don't condemn violence, but a verbal point can create such a difference and allow you to have power over something that you originally thought you couldn't. 

Work for what you believe in


There's a quote that I adore "She created a life she loved" and honestly this is so true. Do the things you love and fight for the things you believe in whether that be gay rights or against animal testing. The power one individual person can make, is unbelievable. You can achieve anything once you put your mind to it. So that degree you've spent all that money on or that dream job, work hard for it and you'll be amazed at the outcome.


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Defined By A Diagnosis


I think in today's society it is easy to think that we are defined by a diagnosis whether that be big or small. But this shouldn't be the case, just because someone tells you that you have a specific thing whether that be anxiety or depression this shouldn't then become a thing that defines you fully. It may be useful to have this somewhat of a label now attached to you, for next time when you are discussing it with someone but the idea that it can prevent you from doing things shouldn't be the case. Take the Paralympics for example, there are people who are consistently pushing their boundaries by doing things that society says they can't do or even sometimes things that professionals and loved ones say they can't. Nothing's impossible! You can have no limbs and still swim. You can have anxiety and still enter that exam. You can have depression and still have days where you are happy. I think this again is a factor that we shouldn't compare ourselves to others. 

You may be thinking what's the point of this post, which is understandable. But from my view the point of this post is to make it clear that you are worth more. I have spoken to many people in the past who have been diagnosed and the thing that has affected them more has been the diagnosis not the thing that they have been diagnosed with in the beginning. This is because they like many, got confused that about how they should live, instead of living as they please and trying their best to not let the diagnosis hold them down. Sure, you can get some bad days, but there are also many good days to make up for them. So remember to follow your dreams.


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