You've been there...
Scrolling through people’s “highlight reels” on social media.
Everybody looking so happy, everyone making life look so easy.
You might feel like you’re the only one who deals with insecurities, who doesn’t know what they want to do with their life, who is lost, confused, anxious, overwhelmed or just a big ol’ mess.
You're not alone...
I wish I could reach through this computer screen to shake you and tell you that you’re not the only person that feels that way.
You’re not the only one who worries what other people think of them.
You’re not the only one who is still trying to figure out your answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” despite the fact that you are a grown up.
You’re not the only one who likes the idea of living a healthier and more fulfilling life but usually just ends up eating mac and cheese and watching The Office reruns for the tenth time instead.
Let's get honest here
I’ve been there.
I struggled for years with crippling self-doubt and was a chronic procrastinator.
I used to obsess over what other people thought of me and I let my insecurities keep me from doing things I actually wanted to do.
I had to concept of self-compassion, no idea what the heck “mindfulness” was or how some made life look so fun and carefree.
How I improved my life
Something’s gotta change, right?
There are certain things I learned from counseling and other resources that helped me get out of my funk and start living a life I actually like.
From my experience, the journey to mental wellness involves these key components:
It’s not just face-masks and bubble-baths.
Real self-care is about taking time for yourself. Doing the things that make you feel… like you.
Self-care can involve going to counseling/therapy, spending time with loved ones, journaling, excercising, eating rights, enjoying the outdoors, and so much more.
It’s all about demonstrating acceptance and compassion for yourself.
It’s not as easy as telling yourself “I love all my imperfections.”
Learn how to conquer your inner-critic, re-direct your self-doubt, and, over time, learn to really love yourself.
Time to start moving forward.
This is all about goal-setting, prioritizing, making changes in your life, and working towards the person you want to become.
I write about my own personal experiences with low self-esteem, anxiety, procrastination, and all the other struggles I learned to overcome in the hope that someone like me can have the courage to make healthy change in their life and find emotional wellness and joy in their life.
On Lavender Life Blog, you’ll find tactical strategies, tools, tips, and advice that will help you improve your emotional wellness overall and help you create the life you want.