2020 was a hell of a year for most people, and it wasn’t exactly great for me either. I posted an update back when everything initially happened.
However, I can’t just blame 2020 for all of my problems. I have to take some of the blame because I let myself get to the point where I am now. I’m trying to claw my way back to normality through a healthy diet, exercise, and being proactive.
Want to know how I ruined my life in 5 east steps? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.
It’s almost impossible to get around on sites online without a social media account somewhere. Facebook has made it almost impossible to avoid, especially with their constant acquiring other companies.
But social media is toxic.
Just take a look at Twitter and Facebook recently.
Politics have divided the country and it’s causing so much hate and outrage and I can’t stand it anymore. We need more positivity in our lives.
I’m one of those weird people who doesn’t mind cleaning, but it has to be my own messes. So, I kind of enjoy making everything clean after it’s been left for a while.
I love the smell of cleaning products and that probably reflects itself in this list, and I’m sure there are going to be people out there who are looking for more eco-friendly products, but this list is full of products that are going to smell like you walked into a chemical plant… mostly.
So, I apologize to those of you out there who are looking for a more eco-friendly list. If you have any products you like that you think I should try out in place of the ones that I already use, I absolutely recommend you let me know in the comments! Maybe they’ll be my next new favorites!
Blogging is special to everyone who does it, and everyone does it for different reasons.
I have my reasons for blogging and this post is going to go into that. I figured it’s about time I let you in on the reasons why I started blogging in the first place, from way back when I had a blog spot in high school, to the one I’m currently writing on now.
Blogging is a huge part of my life and has been for years, even if I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like.
Clutter is someone with anxiety’s worst nightmare.
A giant mess, an untidy house, a bedroom full of unwashed clothes on the floor…
Whatever the clutter is, it makes your anxiety much, much worse. Anxiety and clutter go hand in hand like water in oil. They don’t mix at all. And along the way it causes mental anguish that can make your mental health a lot more worse than you expected.
There’s a powerful connection between anxiety and clutter, and it’s not good on the anxiety end.
The world is becoming more and more hateful, at least from what I’ve seen. People are always angry about something, and they’re taking it out on people who may not have anything to do with the problem. I know the lockdowns have been a factor in this. You can only force people into lack of socialization for so long before they start to boil over and start getting angry.
Humans are social creatures, and not having the ability to socialize with others, especially in person, it really wreaks havoc on our psyche.
The recent cancel culture, callout culture, and the political divide has seemingly cause more people to see the world in black and white, with an us v. them view on the world.
It’s causing a lot of problems. It seems whenever I go on social media all there is is hate flowing through the internet. People are less inclined to talk to people with opposing views, and view them more as evil or the “enemy”.
We need to have more positivity in life and embrace more of the little moments in life that make it much more worth living for.
Everyone has an inner child. The only difference is that some people try to ignore that inner child and others embrace it.
Growing up I was always told I needed to “grow up” and “be less of a baby” for having certain likes, interests, and hobbies. I was told this by my family.
As a child.
Doesn’t make any sense to me, but I spent a lot of my childhood thinking the things I like and the stuff I was doing was wrong, that I needed to be “more of an adult” and like things adults liked instead of things kids liked. I think this started around as young as 10, but I could be wrong. I don’t have much of a memory of my childhood.
But embracing your inner child, especially as an adult, is absolutely more than okay. In fact, I’d say you probably should do it more often than not!
Friends with benefits is an interesting situation to land yourself in. Not everyone is meant to be in that kind of situation, and a lot of the times, when you spend a large amount of intimate time with someone you can potentially end up with romantic feelings for them.
This is a common problem that happens with a strictly sex kind of relationship. You’re spending all this intimate time with another person, it’s not wonder you’ve fallen for them, right?
Unfortunately not ever friends with benefits situation is meant to move on to something more meaningful. And that’s okay. But you need to figure out a few things before you try to take thing to the next level.
I’ve heard this in various different ways, but the main point to take away is “you need to have a good relationship with yourself before you have a relationship with anyone else”. And that is very good advice.
If you have a bad relationship with yourself you’re more prone to jealousy, insecurity, and causing rifts with your partner. These things can seriously harm a relationship to the point of breaking up.
These things come out the most when you love someone and you don’t want to let them go.
When you don’t have a good relationship with yourself, you’re not mentally ready to have someone else come into that space with you. It’s hard to admit at times, but I find that when I have problems regarding relationships it’s because I’ve been neglecting the relationship I have with myself.