Today I want to talk about something that’s been crossing my mind a lot lately. Over these past two months I’ve been dealing with some changes in my life. Due to these changes I’ve noticed that I haven’t really made myself a priority for a long time. In terms of physical and mental health, I’ve neglected myself completely. I’ve spent a long time being in such a negative head space and being unhappy. Recently I cut out a few people who made a negative impact in my life and by doing that I noticed a continuous problem.
When do you decide it’s time to be selfish and take care of yourself?
I’ve always been someone who cares too much about others opinions of me. Due to that, I stopped caring about how I viewed myself. Cutting these people out of my life was actually a difficult thing to do. It wasn’t because I don’t care about them. It’s because for the first time in a long time I care about me more.
I’ve been thinking about things that I want to do for myself and slowly but surely I’ve made minor changes. Although some are the simplest of things, they are the beginning of a new chapter. For example, I unfollowed and unfriended people on my social media who would no longer benefit my progression. I deleted old tweets and status’s. I erased messages and phone numbers of people I no longer talk to. I cleared my phone, laptop, everything. And this all brings me back to this point now. Me, writing this post.
It is time to prioritise myself.
I’ve got some new goals and I really feel like this is going to be such a beneficial thing for me and my health. It’s onward and upwards from here. I hope you continue growing with me as I embark on this journey to finding who I am.
Thanks for sticking around!
For what it’s worth it’s never too late or, in my case too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald.