Happiness | A Gentle Reminder


I am a worrier. It’s just what I do. I can’t help but overthink every little detail in life which usually ends up in me feeling very overwhelmed and overcome. Recently though, I’ve been channelling my inner peace and zen through writing.

I’ve started writing my thoughts whether they be creative or personal as long as they’re positive I’ve been writing them down and it’s doing wonders for my mental health. I’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time and do have my odd bad days here and there so I find writing helps so much to ground me.

 My happiness planner was my starting point; it encourages you to focus on all of the positive things that have happened in your day and to look forward to tomorrow. Each day starts with a motivating quote to remind you just how much of a boss at life you are and I love it. I don’t write in it every day as I feel a bit too forced if I do and I’ve never been one to stick to a journaling schedule, but I write in it when it matters; when I need to remind myself that ‘I got this’.

All this writing has actually inspired a book idea. I’m 2 chapters in and full to the brim of ideas that are oozing out of my little notebook. There isn’t an hour (maybe minute) in the day that I’m not thinking about it and I know that’s going to really take off. I can’t help but ponder over the thought of being an author one day – we all gota start somewhere right? People all over show that dreams are achievable and do come true so I thought f*ck it, let’s give it a go.

My life has changed quite a bit over the last couple of months and I have really started to focus on what I want out of life and how I am going to achieve those things. I’ve stopped getting drunk as I HATED it anyway. It costs SO much money, turns people nasty and I feel absolutely freaking awful the next day – why do it to myself? So I stopped and it feels great. 

I went through my contacts on my phone and messaged my long-term but far off friends and have booked them in over weekends for the rest of the year; the diary got full pretty quick. And I’ve started dating someone new. (I’m not going to speak anymore about this as I’m happy and content in my own little bubble for the time being).

I have been neglecting the gym lately and piled on a few pounds since I lost a stone about a month or two ago so that’s something that I REALLY need to get my ass back into. The gym made me feel so buzzed and encouraged me to eat healthier. I have noticed the difference in the way my body feels and my skin since I've taken my foot off the pedal so I will be getting back to it this week. (Now I've written that in a blog post I hope I stick to it). It’s just so hard juggling a social life, gym, family, time to eat (of course), get in my creative zone and just breathe! I am sure you can all relate.

So there’s actually nothing really negative anymore. Things are looking up. I feel very happy and content with life right now and just need to remember that sometimes. I’ve told myself that I will not reflect on my rather shitty past and only learn from it, it’s time to look forwards.

I hope my little ramblings have motivated you this week to reflect and treat yourself to some self-love because you deserve it. We all work hard, worry, go through life’s emotional rollercoaster but there are always things to be happy about. What are you grateful for and what keeps you going? I’d love to hear more from you. So comment or find me on social media and talk away!


Love Amber x

6 comments

  1. I definitely feel like I overthink things so much, to the point where it makes me unhappy. Writing things down has really helped me too, and I feel like it just helps to release some of the negativity. I'm glad that you've made so many positive changes/plans - it's so important to focus on the good and get what you want out of life!

    Really enjoyed reading this, it was what I needed to hear today :)

    Georgie xo
    Georgie Nicks

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed reading Georgie.

      Love Amber x

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  2. This is such an uplifting and inspiring post - I too have been making some changes recently, trying to move towards being happier in my life and letting go of the negative things that may be dragging me down. I love the idea of a happiness journal!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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    1. That's great to hear Britt, you should definitely get yourself a happiness journal!

      Love Amber x

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  3. This post made me VERY happy. thank you so much for sharing it. We all need to find our zen. My big change has been throwing myself into writing full time and while that can be terrifying, I'm so happy about the change.

    Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you keep on this positive road and I know I will keep reading.

    Ash ~ www.caviartastebolognabudget.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley, I am glad my post helped you to feel happy. Hope your journey goes great too!

      Love Amber xx

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