Over the last few years, I have sometimes fell into a state of mind which is quite unhealthy. I looked at things with a negative outlook and it affected many areas in my life. It ranged from comparing myself to other people constantly and not accepting things for what they are.
Negativity is contagious, but so is positivity. Whether it's because I'm now content with my situation, I don't know, but by simply looking at things differently can make a huge difference. Taking the steps to have a positive outlook simply start when you get rid of the negative things. For me that was friendships which I was still clinging onto from the past and thoughts about myself. But also negative comments, whether that's online or personally to me, it can all affect you. Take a step back and look at all the negative things you see online, it's disgusting and simply ignoring it is the best option. Don't feed the negativity, it will only grow and get nastier.
Love yourself. It may be narcissistic of me, but loving yourself is one of those things not many people do. I'm not even there yet and I'm a long way off. I've never been happy with my body, for as long as I can remember. But my mum said something to me a few months back along the lines of 'your body is that way because it's how you are and maybe you should accept that' and she's right. Everyone sees their body in a different way to how other people see it, I do and I know plenty other girls (and guys) who feel the same.
A change of lifestyle is needed sometimes. Changing the way you see yourself and the way you think isn't something what can be changed overnight, it's a change of the way you live your life. Accepting the way things are is a good starting place. I accepted the way I looked, because it's who I am. I accepted the way my life is, because I worked hard to get here and I should be proud. After ridding myself of the negative aspects in my life, I had to stop caring so much, to start living again without thinking. Caring too much can make you think too much about the little unnecessary things, such as something so much small as 'is that person judging me' or 'should I really have eggs benedict or just have a granola bowl at brunch'. Why does it matter? Do what you want, eat as you wish, wear what you want and you will become a whole lot happier. Be healthy, that is the main thing.
I want to be a better version of myself, even if there is nothing wrong with me now. It's all very personal and sharing this was a big thing for me. Seeing my audience grow has made me think about how I portray things. Positivity is amazing, but sometimes what you see isn't everything and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.