Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much! 😉
I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
Going to keep this introduction very short and sweet! (Like myself!)
I used to have zero self-confidence in myself. I used to tell myself, that I was ugly and FAT. Let’s ban that word in this post. Because I cannot stand that word. Yeah, I’m fat but I’m fabulous and I eat healthily and have a well-balanced diet and do exercise.
So, I don’t need to be told that kind of jargon. See, I’m babbling on now. So, let’s get started.
I had no self-esteem thanks to anxiety & depression coming into my life at a young age. I never looked at myself in the mirror. I never took pictures of myself. I never felt good about myself. Plus, my delightful ex-friends and ex-partners weren’t very helpful.
So, I want to give the followers of my blog or social media. Some tips what I did to gain some confidence and right now, I am loving myself.
Number 1: Fake it till you make it–
One of my best tips I ever taught myself. I don’t mean fake your personality, no! I mean go and look in the mirror and give yourself a cute compliment every single day like “Oh damn you are looking fine today!”. Trust me, your mind will believe a lot of things when it’s being told every single day that you are good enough and you are perfect in your own body.
Number 2: Treat yourself to new clothes–
I found out if I chilled in my trackies and my hair up I felt worse about my body. But if I bought a new pair of ripped jeans and a new top from Primark. I felt a bit better about myself.
Number 3: Get rid of toxic energy in your life–
If you have someone who is constantly bringing you down and telling you that you are worthless. You are going to start believing it aren’t you? Get rid of that and have some positive energy and get some people who are down for you.
Number 4: Believe in yourself!!
You are amazing. Don’t listen to social media. You don’t need the latest trends to love yourself. You need you. You don’t need the latest pair of trainers. Give yourself a break and accept you.
Number 5: Put your favourite music on and dance in your bedroom-
Trust me, I hated dancing back then until now. I do love putting rap music on and I love dancing in my room and singing into the mirror. It gives the “you are flawless” feeling.
Number 6: Look straight into the mirror and say I am perfect the way I am, and I don’t need to change for no one.
Number 7: Accept the compliments–
Trust me at first, I was blushing like a tomato and I never believed one single compliment when I was given one.
After struggling with body confidence for such a long time. I can finally say that I love my body and mean it. This includes all my “flaws” that used to haunt me. The cellulite I have. The stretch marks I have on my tummy and my thighs. The rolls what everyone has when they sit down. The chin I have. The chubby cheeks what made me feel awful about myself. Now I love. The back fat I use to hide with baggy tops. The arms and legs I hated to show as they weren’t the right size.
My body is mine. No one owns my body. My body is good enough and my body is perfect for me. My body is my temple and it’s been there through bad times and the good times. I am happy with my body and so should you be!
Till next time!
With lots of love!
Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors!
If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone.
I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.
Here is some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
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