Keeping Positive

Sunday, 30 October 2016


We're fast approaching the winter months, and the beautiful hot sunny days are behind us for now. As much as I love autumn/winter, theres something about summer that keeps my spirit's lifted. Things aren't as good as they could be for me right now either, college struggles, relationship struggles and what have you. I think keeping positive is so important, and I not only wanted to remind myself of this, but everyone else too.

"Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be."

I flipping love this quote. Last year was such a horrendous year for my mental health and my anxiety was just shit if I'm honest. But when I think back to what I was like a year ago, compared to now, I'm extremely happy with the progress I've made. All that keeping positive worked well, and I've managed to land myself in a happier place. I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I sure am 10x better than I was, and I'm so thankful for that.


Bad days are a thing, they happen to the best of us. Every day is a clean slate, and if today's a bad one, tomorrow might be better. If not, the one after that. You get the idea. I think what I'm trying to say is, that time is a great healer and times will get better even if you don't think that right now. Life is full of surprises, good and bad. Just keep your chin up, and the good times are just around the corner when you're least expecting it.

Take nice trips out, find your happy place and just be. I'm trying my best to do this at the moment, as its relaxing and really mindful. Stick to what you love, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise basically. I love shopping, and I'm usually in my element when doing so, and thats okay. The beach is also a happy place of mine, so peaceful, so calming. Find the calm in the storm, and take each day as it comes.

I hope this helped you feel a bit more positive, or reminded you that good times are right round the corner. I think everybody needs reminding of this every now and again, including myself. Keep positive people, much love.

- Lucy

31 comments

  1. I love this post, it's definitely hard to remember to find your happy place sometimes!
    jen / velvet spring

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    1. Definitely - but once you do, its a great feeling!

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  2. This is such a lovely read, Lucy! Honestly makes me feel inspired to know how much better you feel now with your anxiety compared to last year. It gives me hope that I can get back to an alright place after struggling so much this year. Thank you for writing this xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm really glad you enjoyed in Lauren - you 100% can get into a better place, I promise. You're more than welcome, keep positive girlie!

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  3. Loved this, the beach is my happy place too. Glad to hear you're in a good place now :)

    Hannah | Oh January

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    1. I love the beach so much - thank you, its so nice to be in a better place in life!

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  4. This was such a lovely post Lucy! Even the most positive person can have bad days, I love the quote that you've put. Super pleased that your anxiety is getting better, you should be so proud x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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    1. Definitely, everyone has them! I love that quote, I think it applies to sooo many people - thank you so much Josie!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you start to feel a bit better soon! I've been feeling poorly this last week and haven't had the energy to do anything at all which hasn't been the best x

    Always, Alice

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    1. Thank you - aw I hope this channeled a bit of positive energy to you, hope you feel better soon lovely!

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  6. I've been doing a lot of this lately and noticed how my mood is better just in general. I don't let the annoying or frustrating things bother me :)

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

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  7. Glad to read that you're doing better :) I can relate to this post a lot, so it's definitely helped! Thank you :) I also always try to tell myself, it's just a bad day, not a bad life. Thanks for sharing x

    Y x | The Sweet Seven Five

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you could relate to the post, I always try to tell myself that too, just a bad day not a bad life!

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  8. Some things aren't great on my side either but, I know God is working them out. This is a great quote and absolutely bang on. I've been practising positive mindfulness and honestly one of the best decisions ever. Gives me peace! :)

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope things work themselves out soon lovely - I love the quote as well, its a good one!

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  9. Great post. I so agree with you that time is a great healer and sometimes things have to go through a process before they can get better but ultimately they do - bad times don't last forever xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Thank you - time is the best healer isn't it, just got to keep reminding yourself that bad times don't last forever!

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  10. So happy to hear that you're in a much better place this year! <3

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. Thank you Abigail - its much better!

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  11. I love positive posts like these. Sometimes life is hard but that's what makes us stronger & more resilient. Sometimes I do miss the innocence of childhood, though, but don't we all? :]


    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Life can be hard of course, but yes! Me too!

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  12. I agree, I like to think of the quote "a bad day doesn't mean a bad life" when I'm feeling like this, it's good to try keep everyone is at different stages and progress is still progress :)

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

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    1. Its such a good quote to remember every now and again!

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  13. This is a beautiful post! Sending you all the happiness!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This is such a lovely, uplifting and helpful post. Hope you're feeling better soon Lucy!

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    1. Glad you liked it Chloe - thank you!

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  15. I loved reading this post Lucy! I hope you're doing ok and that quote is one of the best quotes I have ever read xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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