Being an avid Instagram fan, I started following a lovely lady quite some time ago under the Instagram handle of www.instagram.com/howtomakefriendsuk. Gemma engages with her followers with daily uplifting posts and bright and breezy Insta stories. Gemma's positive vibe is seriously contagious, which is why I wanted to take part in her #MarchMovement detox challenge. My three pledges to myself are:
Stop saying "sorry" for no reason. I have a bad habit of starting sentences with, "Sorry to bother you." I am a really polite person and pretty inoffensive, so why I feel the need to constantly apologise for no reason is beyond me. Its a habit I have had from a very young age. And now at the age of 30, I have decided to do my very best to put a stop to it.
My mum has always said I was born worrying. Worrying it a total waste of energy, it can make you feel tired and unmotivated amongst other negative feelings. Something I have recently learnt is to let go of the things that are out of my control. I always strive to do everything to the best of my ability, so if that's not enough then I know I have done all I can and I need to just let the situation be as it is. When things are worrying me or playing on my mind, I think about how I want that situation to go by playing it out in my mind, and then try not to allow the feelings of worry to enter my mind thereafter. I can certainly say I feel far happier for it. It is easier said than done, but with practice is does get a little easier.
We live in a very fast paced world. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I have 101 things going on in my mind at any one time. I can be seriously hard on myself with making sure I complete everything on my to do list each day. That could be from working Lizzy, to work related tasks, or writing blogs and content. I used to sit up until 1am in the morning, sometimes later trying to complete things that needed to be done. What I realised is that I am not very productive at all when I'm tired, nor is it healthy or sociable. I have learnt to manage my weekly tasks over more days, giving myself a little more time to just relax each evening. If I run out of time to complete everything that day, then I simply rearrange my todolist to suit without giving myself a hard time about it.
I love to inspire people, but I also love to be inspired too! Gemma is one of those amazing people who gives instant positive vibes and inspiration, which is why I wanted to share this with you all because I have gained so much from her positivity myself. If you want to find out more or get involved with Gemma's #MarchMovement, you can do so via the below link.www.howtomakefriends.co.uk/blog//the-htmf-movement