2021 has been a year, and honestly I have learnt about myself more this year than any other year. Maybe its because of the pandemic and I haven’t had anything else to do. Or whether this was just the year I was supposed to flourish and become who I am meant to be. From speaking to other people they have said the same thing. They have felt that this last 18 months have provided us some time to sit and reflect on life and who we are. And really I feel like thats what’s happened.
As many of you know, I started my fitness journey 6 months ago now. And really that has had the biggest impact on myself and how I see myself. It’s also helped me to become alot happier and content in my own circumstances. Not only am I healthier but my outlook and mental health has improved so much. Through this journey I have learnt so much about myself and really feel like I am on a path of self discovery.
I AM STRONGER THAN I THINK
Sometimes I have to remind myself that we have all gone through such a crazy 18 months with covid. A world-wide devastating pandemic that has changed how we live our lives drastically. If you would have told me what would happen with this pandemic and whether or not I would have been able to cope with it, honestly I would have said no. When I think back to how bad it was, I shock myself that I made it through. It was honestly so difficult, and I know it still is for alot of people too.
Being able to get through some of the hardest days has really made me stronger, and you too I am sure. As people we are so resilient and are able to adapt to changes so quickly. It might not be comfortable at first, but we can do it. And we have proved we can too.
Changing my life and becoming who I am meant to be has taught me how strong I can be when needed. I have learnt about myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to.
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PATIENCE IS A VERTUE
One thing I really struggle with is patience, and I really feel like God and life have been testing my patience recently. And by that I don’t mean that things have been annoying me. What I mean by that, is that I’ve had to be patient in many aspects of my life. I have been trying to move and find a home since the beginning of this year, and that hasn’t happened yet. I have been waiting on news about something really important, and I have been made to wait. All of these things come to test us. And honestly, it really has been.
When you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for news or something to happen it can be really tough. But, I have been learning about having joy in the waiting. Making the most of today, instead of waiting and focusing on the future.
Lets all learn to take everyday as they come.
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MY BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN FIRST
Being on my own body positivity and self love journey, I have really learnt that beauty and loving yourself should come from within first. Before I lost weight and now looking back, I really feel like I didn’t love myself for who I was. I was looking at myself as an exterior, and as I didn’t like what looked back at me it made it really hard for me to be content and happy in who I am.
Now I have such a different outlook on things. Beauty is from within, no matter what magazines and social media tell you. When you get old and your skin gets wrinkles and you don’t look as youthful and pretty as you did. Nobody will remember you for your good looks. They will remember you for who you are, and how you treated people. Nobody will talk about your body weight, or the unwanted hair you had. And really thinking about life like that, it really changed my own perspective.
Not only is this a message to myself, but a reminder to you too. Remember that when you feel down or bad about yourself. Nobody cares about what you look like. And you won’t be remembered for how you looked but who you are.
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