Things Aren't Always As Bad As They Seem...

Hey guys!

About 2 years ago, my mind seemed to produce the most negative thoughts about every little thing. I couldn't seem to control that little voice in my head telling me what I really didn't need to hear. This started for almost no reason! Some of the smallest things would be overly exaggerated. If I wasn't invited out on the odd occasion with my group of friends I would secretly freak out wondering.. "why didn't they invite me?!" "Do they like hanging out with my anymore?!""Am I becoming boring or something". Looking back now I see the situation totally different. Maybe they didn't invite me because I was working. I thought they stopped making effort, but maybe I stopped also. 
My mind would play tricks on other really silly things. Like little comments people would say to me I would over think them until I was convinced they were meant to be portrayed in a negative way.  Basically I was freaking out over the smaller things that people deal with in every day life. 



The point of the paragraph above is that things aren't always what they seem. If a person you meet for the first time is really quiet, do you immediately think they dislike you? Maybe they're actually shy.. 
There's many situations I could make up, and really it's the "glass half full/half empty" decision in everyday life. Do you really want to give up looking for a job because you didn't get that one interview? Maybe it wasn't meant to be! 
I'm not trying to say that you have to walk around pretending it's sunny and you've won a million pounds. I'm trying to say don't let that negative voice win. Is what you're thinking more opinion rather than fact?

There must be someone you know that moans about life, thinking the worst things are happening to them and you're like.. 



Just think to yourself. There's always going to be someone dealing with something just as bad or worse. Is your situation worth worrying about?!

Love Laura xxx


30 comments

  1. Lovely post with an important message! It's always best to remain positive :)

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  2. Think its good to do posts like this every now and a while really helps us put things back into perspective x
    Jess x
    New post up at // www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Good post, I'm very much an over-thinker so I can really relate to this a lot!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This was a great post to read, and it kind of came at an appropriate time for me :)

    Really glad you shared this!

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  5. I identify with this so much. I used to have the same thoughts about my friends and about any social interaction. I was a bit paranoid and it was due to my low self esteem. I've worked on it now and the change has been amazingly positive x

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    1. Ye I think my self esteem was really low at that time xx

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  6. Hey,
    I really like your Blog! Awesome Photos and interesting Stuff. Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC? If yes please tell me and i follow back. Lets stay in touch. :)

    Greetings Sophia xx
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  7. Such a great post hun! I totally agree with you. It's always important to get rid of all negativity and just try to be positive all the time.
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow
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    1. ye, i'm totally supporting to be positive x

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  8. Great post!!


    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  9. Love posts like this, so honest! I've struggled with things like this myself, definitely doesn't help being a hormonal female! Great blog chick x

    Always, Alice x

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  10. I love the quotes and feel like some motivation and reflection on life is always needed. I hope you have a good day, filled with positive vibes! <3
    xoxo,

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  11. Great post - I'm totally guilty of letting the really little things niggle at me and bother me. To the point where I'd keep myself up at night going over it in my head! As I get older I'm finding it much easier to get over it faster.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Ye, I've noticed the older I get, the less I care x

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  12. Thank you for a beautifully inspiring post - I am glad you got out of your funk. I think we all go through it at some point or another and will probably go through it again in the future - but reading this really helps xxx

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    1. yes I agree, we all go through it x

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  13. I deff used to think like that when I was younger! Thank God I grew out of it! LOL

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  14. Such a heartfelt post Laura, I could relate so strongly to so much of this. I know I'm the worst for assuming people are being critical and negative of me, when it only takes someone else to point out that I'm seeing it all wrong. In every job I can't seem to shake off paranoid thoughts that I'm doing everything wrong, and that's always caused a lot of anxiety for me in the workplace. But your words and photos really speak such volumes, all these little things just aren't wasting precious time over. So much truth here, and that gorgeous photo says it all "Don't miss the sun today worrying about the rain tomorrow". Perfect <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. I am the same within a new job, that's why I'm scared about looking for a new one !
      aww thankyou :) x

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  15. This is a great post! The smallest things worry me also, if one of my friend's does something without me etc i will think they suddenly hate me, it's stupid I know. Also the thing you said about someone being quiet around you, I'm not exactly the loudest person ever and people presume I hate them and therefore aren't too nice towards me. People jump to conclusions, and I think we're all guilty of that, I know I am, and it needs to come to a stop. Thank you for writing this out!
    Alice x
    ramblingroseblog.blogspot.com

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    1. aww no problem! :) thanks for your comment x

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  16. Positivity is so important, all about looking on the bright side and knowing things will get better if they're not great at the moment.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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