Well, after a 4 month break here I am writing again. Partly because I have missed having a hobby like this - blogging is a fantastic way to be creative and get writing. However it is also partly because I miss having an outlet where I can (hopefully) help raise others' and my own self-esteem. Writing this blog … Continue reading Boost of the Day
I woke up this morning and felt in a pretty low mood. No big, obvious reason - just being on my 'time of the month', my lower back ached, the weather was miserable and I had eaten far too many calories on Easter Sunday! I generally felt 'meh'. A couple of hours on, I feel … Continue reading Booster Tip #16: Run
I love it when a Pixar or Disney film has strong, uplifting messages behind it. Brave is one of those films and this quote is a brilliant reminder that we are the managers of our own life. No, you cannot control everything that will happen to you, but you can choose how you react and deal with … Continue reading Boost of the Day #171: Brave
Bad days, bad weeks, even a particularly rough year can happen. These times can really test you and can affect your mood for longer than necessary. As soon as possible, you need to start appreciating life again and everything it has to offer you. Get out the house, talk to people, exercise, eat well and … Continue reading Boost of the Day #155: Tomorrow’s sunshine
Rather than spending your time and effort trying to be something different...trying to be something that goes against your true self, work on un-become everything that isn't really you. Stop pretending to like that style of music because your friends do, stop going to the gym if you hate it (and find something physical you DO enjoy!), … Continue reading Boost of the Day #152: Be who you were meant to be
Life gets hard sometimes, and you can go one of two ways: you can go down with it or stand up and fight. What would you tell your loved one to do? Easy choice really...!
A year ago today, I was struggling. I woke up one morning, dressed for work as usual, and boiled the kettle. I remember vividly turning to my flatmate and saying 'I can't make it into work today'. Having forced myself to struggle on for a few months, I was broken for the first time in my life. I … Continue reading Boost of the Day #100: One year of recovery on…
Never underestimate the importance of putting in effort. Let's take the example of someone who runs a marathon in a fast time or a weightlifter. These people didn't start off running at an epic speed or lifting 50 kilos. They chose to put in time and effort to become good at something. It's the effort … Continue reading Boost of the Day #94: Worth the effort
When you have low self esteem, it is easy to feel guilty for taking care of yourself. You think you don't deserve such treatment, especially from your worst enemy, yourself! I have a feeling your friends and family might think quite differently, and would encourage you to spend time doing the things that you love, … Continue reading Boost of the Day #83: What should you do today?