Wednesday, 18 March 2015

March Mindset | What comes up must come down

Happy Hump Day my Leaves :)

How's your week been so far?

Today is the final sayings/ quotes post for March Mindset!


Now, I don't mean this to be taken in a pessimistic way but more as a prompt that things change all the time. Almost as a reality check. When I was on medication I didn't have this change in mood, I was pretty numb all throughout. It was only when I finished it that I began to experience these mood changes and view them in a new light.

Yes you can feel amazing one day and bad the next but this is just you being you. I'm learning to appreciate the lows as much as the highs. I wouldn't appreciate the highs in life as much as I do now if I didn't have the lows as a comparison.

So, next time you're feeling a bit low just remember that it's a sign that you've had some pretty good highs lately and take the chance to reflect on what's made you happy :)

I hope this post made sense, I left the most challenging to explain last ^^, as always if you have your own meanings that you take from this then feel free to share them below but stay positive please :)

Make your own choices my leaves.

Toodlepip x


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Sunday, 15 March 2015

March Mindset | If it's meant to be, it will be


Good Evening my Leaves how has your weekend been?

Again no weekly update this week, I just don't seem to have the time free from Wednesdays but I promise to update you if anything special happens! :)

It's Mother's Day here in the UK so I've spent the day relaxing with my mum and generally taking it easy :)


Today's post is my third 'sayings' post. Again, I'm not too sure if this counts as a saying but I like it :)

If it's meant to be, it will be.

Now straight away I'm sure you have already thought of a situation that you would apply this saying to. Be it exams, relationships, a job interview or something else this saying can be applied.

I love this saying but have great difficulty having faith in it most days as I like to have control of situations as opposed to letting them just happen. From a mental health side I say this a lot when I'm feeling the anxiety or low mood rising. I remind myself that not everything can be controlled and you just have to let them take their course.

This tends to reduce my anxiety in a situation and helps me to ride out the low mood because I know it will be over soon and I'll feel more myself again :)

Do you use this saying? What situations do you find that it helps in?

Make your own choices my leaves.

Toodlepip x


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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

March Mindset | Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind

Good Evening my Leaves and happy Hump Day!

This week is flying by! how's it treating you?


Today's post is the second saying that I am particularly enjoying during March Mindset!

"Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"
(Dr Seuss)

I tend to focus on the last part of this quote but I think as a whole quote it's a good mindset to have. It reminds me not to focus as much on what other people think but instead, to be as much of myself as I can. 

I find it a good test of seeing who your true friends are too as 'those that matter don't mind' your quirky moments or outbursts. They accept you for you, through and through :)

It's not healthy to bottle in your essence and feelings so I invite you all to share this quote far and wide but remember to be true to yourself :D

Make your own choices my leaves.

Toodlepip x


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Sunday, 8 March 2015

March Mindset | Ways to stay positive

Good Evening my Leaves,

Happy Sunday! 

I wanted to start today's post by apologising for the lack of weekly update this week. I had my second appointment with the counsellor and left me with a headache and much to chew on, to the point where I didn't feel perky enough for a weekly update. I'm feeling much better now and have had a nice gentle weekend to calm my mind!


Today's post ties into it all quite nicely as its where I share my tips on staying positive :) I hope you enjoy them :) feel free to share your own too!

1. Visual Motivation



You've seen my desk with various inspirations on it. At the moment it is full of notes of the little things that make me smile. This is exactly what I need each day I get home and its one of the first things I see when I wake up too so it sets me up for a happy day :)

2. Focus on the positives

Make a list of what has gone well each day. No 'ifs' or 'buts' just the positives. Reminding yourself of these will help you to continue drawing positives and eventually you won't need to make a point of writing them down to be able to reflect on them.

3. Goals and Rewards

It may sound like a strange one but I find that having something to work towards keeps me positive. By having goals you get a boost when you achieve them. I set myself goals in order to justify buying something I usually would pass over but know that I want. For this laptop I had to get to a savings goal and now every time I use it I'm reminded that I can achieve things if I set my mind to it :)

These are just a few things I do to keep positive. Is there anything that you do?

Make your own choices my leaves.

Toodlepip x


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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

March Mindset | Make your own choices

Happy hump day my leaves!

How are you all today?

Today we kick off March Mindset with one of my favourite sayings and what I take from it. You may take something different from it, let me know in the comments :)

Make Your Own Choices



Sounds fairly instructive doesn't it? This is a very simple statement but it holds a lot of power. I went through a phase a few years ago where I almost became afraid of making decisions in case they were wrong. As a result I wasn't happy with who I was and how indecisive I had become.

Make your own choices reminds me that it's OK to be wrong. It's OK to fail. Its not OK to go along with other people's decisions simply because it is easier. If you genuinely want to do the same thing that's fine but don't go being someone you don't want to be. Its not good for your help and it actually increased my anxiety when I thought it would reduce it. I'm still a way from the person I want to be but I'm making progress and this sentence is really helping.

At the end of the day, you were born with a brain capable of thinking for itself, so, go use it :)

Make your own choices my leaves.

Toodlepip x


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Sunday, 1 March 2015

March Mindset | The Overview

Hello my darling buds,

How has your February been? Are we ready for March?

New month means new theme so, welcome to:

March Mindset


As you're all aware by now, I see a counsellor for my depression and anxiety. So far, on this round, I've had one session. I didn't find it terribly successful but that is partly due to my pessimistic mindset. It takes two in this situation to get better so I've been working on being more open minded to it working this time round. This month I'm going to share some of things that help me to achieve this and keep working towards a lighter mind.

These posts will include:

Visual motivation
Things I do
Sayings and what I take from them
Meditation

I hope you find it even a fraction as enlightening as I do.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a good week!

Make your own choices

Toodlepip x

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