A blogger’s journey to success starts with years of questioning her place in this industry (and that means being overwhelmed most of the time) but still giving it her best. Making it to a full year of part-time blogging while attending college online classes is such a huge achievement for me. Not everyone is disciplined enough to pull off the work it takes to reach one whole year making a name for yourself on the internet. The number of hours dedicated to brainstorming content and optimizing SEO in every blog post is mind-blowing for any newbie blogger. I can’t believe it’s been a year. The thought of celebrating my 1st blogging anniversary gives me a feeling of thrill, hope, and gratitude.
If you feel like you’ve hit a standstill at your job: you’re not alone. Many people feel stuck in their position because of where they live and what other work is available around them. Cities can make that issue disappear. If you want to give indoor scuba lessons, there’s a business for that, if you’re going to teach people how to paint while sipping on wine: you can do that, too! Although every job has its flaws, and nowhere is perfect, cities have more options so that you can get bored of a new fun job whenever you want.
When you master the art of preaching affirmations and perform it regularly, you gradually understand yourself on a deeper level. You delve more into the nooks and crannies of your inner being and start asking questions that you usually avoid. These affirmations will grasp your mind to recognize the hidden parts of yourself that are not so pretty (and are often the fuels of your self-doubt and the sources of limiting beliefs). Furthermore, you will be more connected with your self-identity because you are now more aware of your strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, fears, and trigger points.
Once you get a hold of these negative attributes that get in the way of your decision-making process, you can nitpick which values need to be challenged first. You can construct counter-narratives against the philosophies that are engraved in your mind and are harder to change. Additionally, you can create newer and more efficient thinking techniques on how to address problems.
As a result, you will start noticing long-lasting changes in your self-esteem because you finally confronted your inner demons, and not simply conceal them with facades that make you look perfect to others. Then, your intelligence and truthfulness to identity will radiate from within, and it won’t easily be destroyed as before because your confidence is not attached to earthly possessions nor the validation of other people, but from who you are as a person.
Losing friends is a part of life. Never think of it as a loss if you haven’t seen the big picture. It may not seem good to see a friend slowly drifting away from your life at the moment but it will work out in the end. When you get older, you will find yourself constantly assessing your relationships with other people, may it be with your friends, family, co-workers, and other people you associate with. Evaluating your relationships is a sign that you’re maturing and you’re walking on the road to mastering self-awareness.
Being anxious prevents us from thinking clearly and making rational decisions efficiently. It steals away our opportunity for growth and every chance we have at peace of mind. Moreover, it creates imaginary problems out of the wheel of negativity running in our heads the entire day. Being in this state of mind causes stress physically and mentally, and most times, we are in this position because we don’t know how to avoid instances like this, or we don’t know how to get out of this uneasy situation.
In your twenties, you get anxious about possibly everything. You want things to go smoothly, exactly according to the way we want (but you know it won’t happen, and even if it will, it wouldn’t last very long). Your expectations in your life and the world you live in contribute a huge factor as to why you’re always pressuring yourself to be everything to everybody. You want to make a difference in the lives of those around you, but you also want to be the best in your field no matter what it takes (and the harsh irony here is: you can’t have the best of both worlds).