Hello. Hey there. Happy Friday!
Just some random thoughts but ultimately I’m here to talk about a serious topic. I am here to talk about the things I’ve learned coming out of this last depressive state.
The way I react to certain things is definitely a key factor in whether I am happy, sad, mad, jealous etc. My self-esteem is also another key factor in how I take things and decide whether or not I will let something phase me.
It took me a long time to realize that the biggest thing underneath it all is that when I am depressed, I do not love myself. I am not kind to myself. And that’s the worst thing about it all. How can I carry out my goals, how can I be a functioning human who contributes to society if I cannot even be nice to myself?
That’s the problem with society’s standards. That’s the problem with media. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge advocate for social media and I believe that there are so many pro’s (I wrote a post about that here) to media. But sometimes I feel that the con’s outweigh the pro’s because society tells us we have to look or be a certain type of way in order for us to succeed.
Why is that? Why is there even a norm?
I struggled with this a lot when I was young, and sometimes I still struggle in the sense that I oftentimes have to keep myself in check before I wreck myself.
Why do we let the amount of likes/views define our happiness on Instagram? Why do we pick out our own flaws and worry constantly about our appearance?
Again, I’m not here to complain about society or anything. My whole point is that it’s sad that society makes us believe that we’re not good enough when we really are. I think when we are kind to ourselves and when we finally recognize our strengths and turn our weaknesses into strengths, we are able to carry these qualities out in such a way that benefits the greater good of mankind.
All I want to do is change for the better. I’m not asking you, the reader, to change. No, not at all. I’m simply saying that once we negate the negatives of all that is around us, maybe something awesome will happen.
I’m excited to see what’s to come in 2017. It’s only been six days and I’m lovin’ the vibes already. Keep the positivity rolling!
Each day I try to tweet (my handle is @buhrehtney) something that I am thankful for just so I can be reminded of how grateful it is for me to be in the position I am.
I encourage you to do the same – you never know if you’ll like it or not if you don’t try!
Have a great weekend everyone.