Worry is something that effects us all and I guess in small doses it is a good thing, it means you care about things. However in excess it is very unhealthy, can develop into anxiety which may cause physical and psychological symptoms. Things like sleeping problems, irrational fears, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, self-consciousness, palpitations and self-doubt are all symptoms that can span from being anxious.
So for today I just wanted to share a few quotes that are good to keep in mind when you’re worried. I can’t promise that they will work for you but what I can say is that it is good to have some sort of quote or mantra. Something that springs to mind when your thoughts are getting out of control, offers clarity or a fresh perspective.
If I spent as much time doing the things I worry about getting done as I do worrying about them, I wouldn’t have anything to worry about.
Life is too short for mean anxieties.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
Last week when I was looking through my old blog Snippets of this Life and I realised that of the 3 blogs I’ve created that one is my best. I love the content on the site and the amount I was posting. Even though I was still figuring out what kind of blogger I wanted to be, I still managed to do my own thing. Best of all I was having lots of fun with it. It’s crazy to think that I used to blog in the morning before college, just a few sentences expressing my thoughts and I honestly cannot remember the last time I did a super spontaneous quick post.
The thing about me and blogging is that sometimes I am just a kid that wants to chat. My blog is based on my thoughts the things I notice and what I think they mean. I take pictures on my phone and my outfit pictures are taken with my phone propped up by the window. Sometimes I just think ‘I’m not really a proper blogger am I?’ It’s a feeling that has grown with time.
Maybe it’s one of those situations where I subconsciously don’t think I can be on the same kind of level as others bloggers so I just don’t try or maybe I just don’t want to. I think because I read a lot of other blogs I always have something to compare mine to but more often than not it reaffirms the MAJOR difference between my blog and theirs. I feel like the more I join in and get involved with blogging the more I feel like I ought to change. However the way I blog hasn’t changed much since I started posting in December 2011. I like sharing my thoughts with you like we’re having a chat and I like posting about fashion, personal style, health, my influences and inspirations but also really chilled stuff like my days at college and little poem type stuff that I like to write. My blog is quite scattered but I guess that’s my style and honestly I’ve never come across a blog like mine before so maybe that’s why sometimes I feel like I’m doing it wrong.
I don’t feel like that all the time but I just wanted to share those thoughts with you. I just can’t help but worry sometimes but it’s silly and a waste of time because I love blogging so much and I’m proud of what I create here.
When you have so much to say, where do you begin?
The past couple weeks my focus has been on my assignments as the deadline was coming up. Surprisingly I didn’t end up getting majorly stressed like I have in the past. I just kept reminding myself that getting stressed wouldn’t help and how great I would feel once it was handed in.
College has been going well these past few weeks. I’m taking a part-time course so I don’t have as much time to get to know my classmates but I’m getting there. Lately I’ve been joining in which isn’t something I normally have the confidence to do without 2nd (and 3rd) guessing everything I say and do. But things have been going well for me, I feel comfortable within myself and I’m allowing people to get to know me.
Being the only girl in my class hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be. I’m quite lucky because my class are all pretty rad and chilled guys. The ones that I spend the most time with are great because they’re funny but also super helpful whenever I’m stuck.
There was a time in November when I thought of leaving my course but that’s gone now because I’m slowly realising how much I enjoy learning about Civil Engineering. Best of all for the first time in a long time I don’t have that feeling of insignificance. I don’t have the thoughts in my head telling me everyone else is better than me and that I’m hopeless. I think the reason for this is because I know that it’s okay if I don’t understand something the first time and it’s not the end of the world. On the flip-side when I do understand things I get to help out the ones that don’t and that always feel good.
This was meant to be a ‘my whole life since I last posted’ blog post but it’s only been more of a college life update from the past few weeks.
That’s all for now folks,
So here’s the thing: I’m chatty, I pull faces, I’m easily annoyed, I laugh a lot and I like being able to help people. I’m weird at times, like talking about fashion as well as the mind and I’m quite picky when it comes to food.
People aren’t always going to like me and that is perfectly okay. Week 5 was good because I felt as though I’d found my place. I was focused on me for a change instead of wasting time and energy wondering what everyone else was thinking. I’ve always felt like I had to worry as though it would be wrong for me to do otherwise but I was wrong. However it’s not as though I’ll never worry again but they say that the first step is admitting you have a problem so at least I know I’m making progress.