5 Things To Tell Yourself Today

I am not one of those people who get up every morning super happy. I wish I was, but I go to bed too late for that. Sometimes you just need a little positivity reminder, so here’s 5 things to tell yourself today, to get a good start. Or at least try to!

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Today Is A New Day

Yesterday might have been a bad day, but today is a new one. Easier said than done, I know, but there’s no point looking to the past. What’s happened has happened, and the only way you can move past that is to forget it and look ahead. Five years ago I read Slaughterhouse Five, and ‘so it goes’ is a quote that is repeated throughout. It really struck a chord with me – so much so I got it tattooed on my ribs. It’s hard not to dwell on things that have happened, but as it goes, you cannot change a lot of things. Remembering that is a step forward.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

When someone asks how you are, you’re expected to just say ‘I’m fine’. We all do it, even when not feeling fine. Truth be told, I’ve been struggling lately. I don’t really know what to do with myself because I’ve never felt this discouraged or low about life in general, but yeah, admitting it is the first step. It’s okay to be unhappy. What matters is that you take a look at what is going on, and try to see how you can make things better. If you can’t, just remember that happiness on the outside is not always as it seems – you are not alone.

Invest In Yourself

Do something that you really want to do. Whether it’s buying a new book or game, whether it’s enrolling onto a class or making time to go visit your dream travel destinations. These things will shape you, and help you to grow. Something that may seem like a lot of money or time now may give you something that you’ll benefit from for years to come. Study something new, create those memories, be selfish. Do what makes you happy.

Do Something That Scares You

Because if we don’t, are we ever challenging ourselves? Are we moving forward? Sometimes you’ve just got to bite the bullet and do that one thing you’ve been avoiding. Probably one of the hardest things to do, yep. This could be anything at all. I’m scared about volunteering at Park Run because, even though I’ve always wanted to, it means interacting with new people. Despite my park run being super friendly. I volunteered myself though for this week because I’m a sucker for making myself do things I don’t want to. It can be anything, small or big.

Someone Else’s Perfect Doesn’t Have To Be Your Perfect

We are all at different stages of life. What you see online isn’t a true reflection of what someone is going through, and we strive too hard to show that perfect image sometimes. Everyone shares their happy moments. The things that they’ve achieved, and the things they are proud of. It’s natural to want to show the best side of life. You’ve just got to remember that the grass isn’t always greener and you’re not seeing the full picture. Enjoy seeing into people’s lives, but don’t make that your focus. Focus on you.

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  • Some great things here, it is ok not to be ok resonates with me right now. In all honesty I don’t think I am fully ok but I tell myself I am and get on with it, perhaps it is time to think about how I am really feeling right now. Thanks for reminding me of this.

  • Deb Sharratt

    That is all so true x

  • These are such good tips. I’ve especially been working on being honest with my friends and not just saying ‘I’m fine’ when asked; it’s opened up much deeper conversations between us since. I hope you feel on the up soon x

  • Ky Holbrook

    These are all great tips. I am the worst for dwelling on things that have happened in the past. I really need to remember to let go.

  • I love these tips – and definitely needed to hear them today so thanks!

  • Jessica Lathan

    This really resonated with me! Such good tips! Beautiful blog!

  • Captain Bobcat

    Love this list especially the last one! It’s so easy to compare- and then it drags you down, especially us, bloggers.

  • I really love this post. I really is so important to invest in yourself! I only realised it recently but giving yourself time does change things massively x

  • Michelle Ross

    This is a great blog, and very well written. I think more people need to know that it’s ok to not be ok sometimes, and to not be so hard on themselves.

  • Kirsty Brown

    These are some really great words of advice and a perfect little pick me up for those in need.

  • Really enjoyed reading to this and I can really relate. It’s SO okay to not be okay…on bleh days just chill if you can and do something for you xx

  • Yes, I agree. I personally struggle as I want to be miss perfect but no one is :) I like the Every day is a new day, it’s so true

  • Nicolette Lafonseca

    Add to that it is okay to be average

  • Rebecca Ann

    Knowing it’s ok to not be okay is so important. And nobody has the perfect life. Great post xx

  • Tanita Taylor

    I love to live by the motto that today is a new day. Its a fresh start especially if the day before has not been that great xx

  • I really need to invest in myself more. I had my hair done the other day and I actually felt guilty for treating myself wtf! I deserve treats and to do more for little old me so I will x

  • Louise

    I need to start telling myself all of these things every day!