Sunday, 15 March 2015

Surviving Girl

Okay, before you begin, you need to know that 1. I am writing this from snippets of a serious back log of blog posts that were never posted because I didn't have the energy or confidence to complete them and 2. I have no idea where I am going with this. As with most blog posts....
SO ladies, let's talk. I had one of THOSE weeks this week. You know the kind, where it feels like you've swallowed a gremlin and the little things like dropping a pen on the floor make you think 'That's it, I'm done with this shit. If you need me I will be under my duvet crying into a tub of Ben & Jerrys', OR you go the other way of someone asks you how you're doing and you proceed to rip their head off (it was the Gremlin I swear) and then go and cry you feelings into a packet of McVities biscuits. And once you come out of the dark side at the end of that week you look back at your erratic behavior and wonder whether you should do your hair before the men in white coats take you away... 
 
Moving on, and not to state the obvious but it is hard work being female. Like seriously, there are just too many feelings. Girls over think. Girls over think everything. We have too many emotions and feelings and thoughts and sometimes it does feel like we're going to drive ourselves to the brink of insanity. And that all happens in the space of like 15 minutes. Try being a girl for 24 hours and convince yourself you're still sane after. Hard. Work. I think 'Blank Space' by Taylor Swift pretty much sums up the insanity of the female species... 
Sometimes when you're really losing yourself you feel you need grounding. Here is where this blog post comes in. I figured these are the things I need to remind myself when I go full girl crazy on myself:

Stop Overthinking
Oh you know what I mean ladies. We're all guilty of over analysing every single situation and conversation ever. We over analyse until we drive ourselves to the brink of madness. This needs to stop. It's not healthy and it's not wise. Next time you find yourself over analyzing a text you received from a friend, just stop. Put your phone down and go and do something fun. Forget it. If you're going to over analyse something, make it an over analysis of whether cake is something you could live without or chocolate....I just can't choose...

Stop Worrying
Little Miss Hypocrite is my name. I tell people to stop worrying all the time when I am Queen of worrying. I worry about everything and everyone all the time. These days when I feel myself over thinking and worrying about a situation I say to myself it will work out eventually. And looking back at all the things I have carried with me for so long or worried about for so long have actually worked out for the best. I mean, I don't wanna say 'I told you so' to worrying Laura but....I totally told you it would be fine...
Stop being the joke
Back in the days of when my self esteem was at an all time low I would often use myself as the joke to make humour with friends. I was putting myself down, highlighting how useless I was and how funny this was. I have noticed I am doing this a lot again recently. It's all fare and well to laugh at yourself, in fact you absolutely must. But to constantly make yourself weak to amuse others is a very bad approach and definitely needs to be avoided. You got that Laura?

Don't Panic
This kind of goes with the worrying thing. Being a nervous girl, worry tends to bring on panic and this where I fall down. If you like me completely lose your shit when you're really worrying....KEEP CALM AND REACH FOR THE GIN....I am kidding, reach for the gin but also remind yourself all will be fine in the end, even if it doesn't feel like it at the time. 

Avoid the Poison
This is going to sound SO lame but I knew I was in a good place recently because the things that used to bother me don't anymore. Whether it's something a friend would do or something I'd see online, something that would bring me annoyance or make me worry. That has stopped. I blame this down to being busy in a good way. I'm consumed in blogging, making the most of seeing the people I love and being stuck into work. These things keep me busy at all hours of the day so I have less time and energy to spare on the negative side of life. It's a great feeling and I can't recommend enough getting stuck into something. 

Spread the good
This is a tough one. As much we all like to think we're nice people, there are days when someone gets us so down we want to strike back. There's always quotes floating around on the internet telling us we should do good to others even when others aren't as kind. I try to remember this a lot these days.There's a nice little quote bobbing about with this new wave of feminism that we got going that states strong women build each other up not tear each other down. This is definitely something to always remember even when you feel wronged. 

And lastly, when you feel like you're crazy and out of place and the world can't handle you, be brave, remember all the best people are crazy and just strut your stuff you sassy little thing. OR ask yourself what would Beyonce do. She'd be all 'I WOKE UP LIKE DIS'

You flawless.

And remember, it's okay to be loud, it's okay to throw your head back laughing, it's okay to have that extra bit of chocolate or cake, it's to okay to wear what you want whether it's in or out, it's okay to be different and it's okay to be bubbly, laughable and just full in crazy.

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  2. This was a fab read. So glad I'm not the only one!

    Georgina x
    foxonthehunt.com

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  3. These are some great tips ! Great post dear :) x

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    1. Thank you and thank you for reading :)

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  4. Couldn't have put it better myself, fab post as always! Just what I needed to read at the moment as well :) x

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    1. Awh I am glad it helped you too! Thank you for reading and for your kind comments as always! :) x

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