Happy Monday all! Sometimes getting through the week can be a little bit difficult so I wanted to talk about and celebrate life’s little victories. Please share your small victories below I’d love to read them. Also on that note thank you so much for all of the lovely comments I’ve been getting lately. It means the world to me.
Now a note about celebrating little victories. I have anxiety, which I’ve talked about before. So sometimes small tasks can be a little bit difficult. Then I end up with a pile of things to do (both literally and metaphorically – I have an actual pile of papers and boxes I need to deal with) and I can’t even think about it.
So rather than put too much pressure on me this week I’m just going to try to accomplish small things and celebrate all of life’s little victories. When you have a mental health issue regular tasks can see too difficult. But for all of its I think this can be a good reminder to take a step back. You definitely achieved something today so congratulate yourself for that victory.
My victories might seem unremarkable to you but to me it’s one more thing to check off my list. One more thing that makes me happy. Just one more thing.
My little victories:
Buying New Shoes
I’ve talked on my blog before about how I really hate shoe shopping. I know some people love it but I’d rather do almost anything else. Don’t get me wrong I really do enjoy shopping in general. If I get the chance to buy a new book, or print (for my ever growing print collection that needs to be framed – don’t remind me), or a new outfit or baking supplies I’m thrilled. But the idea of buying shoes fills me with dread.
I’ve never been one for flashy shoes. I bought a glittery pair for my prom and a pink pair for my university graduation. But otherwise I’m all about the most classic shoes. Nude heels, black flats, black boots, white converse, black hunter boots, etc. Every pair of shoes I own is very plain so it can go with anything. Then I wear those shoes to death because they’re perfect and refuse to buy new ones.
BUT recently I was faced with a problem – my converse and sandals were both several years old and falling apart. It was really time for something new.
The converse I was able to solve the easiest, I went and got my size the end. I may have wanted to dart out of the store but I resisted and purchased them.
Then this weekend I stumbled upon a pair of black sandals and I actually managed to stay in the store long enough to try them and decide to buy them. I nearly changed my mind but I did it. My mom even talked me into considering a second pair – I’ll think about it though.
This is a major victory for me.
The score is now : Anxiety – 0 Pairs of shoes – 2
Reorganized my bathroom
When I first moved into my new place back in January I bought an organizer for my makeup and actually organized most of my makeup. But all of other products – medical, hair, skincare – were just in piles.
I looked for organizers I liked and just didn’t find anything perfect. But then my mom (and saviour) found me some, they’re even in my favourite colour. So after leaving them in my infamous pile of items I need to sort through I finally cracked them out. My bathroom is so organized now! I highly recommend.
Got to see an amazing sunset
There was the most amazing sunset on Sunday night. First the whole sky lit up pink and then the sky became red, blue and purple ripples. I could have cracked out my camera but instead I FaceTimed my partner. Sometimes being in a long distance relationship can be really hard because you can’t share these little moments.
The camera didn’t completely capture the beautiful light but it was nice to at least get the chance to share it with him. We may miss a lot of each other’s lives right now but we got to share that sunset even briefly.
Got out of bed 40 minutes early for a week
I’m so deeply NOT a morning person. So when I decided I wanted to get to work a bit earlier I knew that getting up earlier was the key. But boy did I not want to.
Despite my inability to enjoy mornings or even open my eyes, I actually did it. I got up and out of bed 40 minutes earlier than I regularly do. If that’s not a win I don’t know what is.
Didn’t argue with strangers online
I’m in a couple of blog Facebook groups. One of them is The Skinny Confidential where women (no guys are allowed in it) share tips and ask for help. It’s normally such a positive and helpful place with no BS. I love it. But last week someone asked for help with their eczema. While I don’t talk about it very much I have chronic eczema that can be really bad. After years of seeing a variety of doctors and speaking with alternative medicine specialist I finally met a doctor who was able to help and what they said really worked.
So I was ready to share my wisdom! But all of the comments said things along the lines of “well my aunt’s husband’s brother has eczema so this is what I think” or “it’s probably just an allergic reaction” or “have you tried not eating gluten?” excuse me while I roll my eyes. I don’t have oily skin so I would never give someone advice on how to deal with it. If you don’t have eczema you really shouldn’t be giving these kind of wrong and honestly invalidating comments.
But hey I just let my suggestions and didn’t yell at anyone on the internet. So that’s a win my friends!
So what are your little victories recently? And let me know if you like this post, I might do it more often.
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