Life’s not easy. Noone ever said it was and you better stop believing it. It’s just not that way. You don’t always win. You have bad days. In fact, sometimes you have terrible days. Days that make you feel like giving up – packing your bags and going home because none of this crap is worth it.
It gets better. I shit you not, it gets better. You’ve just got to keep at it.
Believe me when I say this, but it does get better. I’ve been there, and I’ve done that. But this isn’t about my sob story, no. This is about what I learnt at the end. The thing about life is that nothing is permanent. The good times? Temporary. Bad times? Temporary. Things will change and life will come back round.
See, it’s all about the long run. You don’t want to have lived your life and at the end, feel like it was all a massive struggle. You want, at the end, for it too feel like you were happy. People are going to say mean things to bring you down, and bad things will inevitably happen. But you’ve just got to get up in the morning and ask yourself this :
No. You’re not. Because you’re better and stronger than that. You have a self-respect and opinion of yourself that nobody in the world can change. And to the people who bring you down you say,
Because clearly, you don’t need people like that in your life. They’re never going to help you out and you’ll never feel any better or become any better of a person with them. They will not challenge you and you just don’t need the extra baggage they bring.
Sometimes, you need to be a bit harsh on yourself too. Whenever bad thoughts start to take over, tell yourself:
There are people who’d be lost without you.
You are smart and thoughtful and kind and fun and beautiful and worth knowing. And all this coming from a person who doesn’t even know you. So, believe me when I say it, the people who have you in their life are lucky that they do. Because you’re a gem and you deserve every good thing that comes your way.
There are so many ways to pick yourself up when you feel down. One way, of course, is food.
Sing loudly and off-key. It doesn’t even matter. Just sing it out. You’ll feel better.
We all have guilty pleasures, don;t we, Taylor? Go ahead and do them for once.
Look through old pictures and relive those memories.
Do something ridiculous and funny with your best friend. Go out. Or stay in and wear mustaches all day, I dunno.
Go on a shopping spree. Go on.
And just remember that Tom Hiddleston says:
So whenever you feel like
SNAP OUT OF IT. You’re you. You’re alive. You’re worth it. And that’s better than anything else out there.
Deliya x 🙂