Today is a bit of a different post from me but one I hope you will enjoy anyway! Part of my nature is to be hard on myself, most of the time I do this so I can be better, learn and evolve but sometimes I take it too far and become negative about who I am.
Mr L&B is brilliant at knowing when I’m being too hard on myself and knows what to say to get me out of my slump. Here is a light-hearted look at some of the moments in life that get me down and what I should say to myself every time.
Choose sleep – I personally don’t like to run late, however in the morning I often choose extra minutes in bed over taking time to get ready and relax in the morning. When I wake up late I’m usually really annoyed with myself that I didn’t have the willpower to wake up earlier, but you know what it doesn’t matter because I got to enjoy those extra 20 minutes in bed.
Life never looks like Instagram – Instagram truly is a beautiful place but I have to remind myself that it is an edited version of carefully constructed moments in a person’s life, real life doesn’t have filters. So those days when you’re relaxing in bed in your PJs with a cup of hot chocolate watching Pretty Little Liars and you think I really should take a good picture of this for Instagram but you know it’s never going look like the ones you see? Don’t stress! It doesn’t matter if your PJs are actually a baggy t-shirt that has seen better days, and your mug is chipped and your bed linen no longer looks fresh because the dog decided to walk all over it after rolling in the cut grass. Live in the moment and enjoy real life, don’t stress about photographing and filtering every moment.
Most men prefer jiggle than bones – I’m trying to lose weight and tone up to be healthy but when I have a weak moment and eat chocolate and crisps I curse myself that I will never have the body of Elle Macpherson. But you know what? It doesn’t matter, as long as I’m enjoying myself and not going too far (like White Goodman at the end of Dodgeball) I’ll be OK. Enjoy the crisps and chocolate but add an extra 10 minutes to that dog walk!
Nobody has time for contouring – It doesn’t matter if you don’t have makeup chiselled cheekbones, at least you won’t look dirty, enough said.
I think you’ll pick up from this that the one thing I try to tell myself most often is, in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter! The grass may always look greener on instagram but actually every moment of love and happiness we have we should cherish and enjoy, not everybody gets that.
(I didn’t know what image suited this post so thought I’d treat you with a picture of Gizmo!)