My wall of positivity is something I started about a year ago. I have always loved little quotes and plaques with things written on, and think they’re so personal and nice to have around the house. After a very low point last year I became very aware that my self esteem was low, and I had a very low opinion of myself. I had told myself over and over and over that I wasn’t good enough, I was too this, or too that and it had got to the point that I hated myself and what I saw in the mirror with such passion it was scary. When the penny dropped that I was not this horrendous person that I had convinced myself I was, and that I had allowed myself to build up such a negative image of myself. It dawned on me that there was no miracle ‘cure’, and no-one was going to make me feel better apart from ME!
When I was younger and was revising for exams, I used to stick post it notes all over the house with notes on, (it drove mum mad!!) because I found that I would take the information in without really realising it. I then took that theory that I knew worked for me and applied it to this. Every time I go somewhere and I see a quote or plaque I like, I pick it up and add it to my wall of positivity. I use this mirror every morning when I get dressed and enjoy looking at these as I get ready, and trying to find a more positive mindset for the day. I find that this applies in the same way also, that I see the plaques and take in the quotes every morning I am getting ready without it always being a conscious choice.
On a really bad day, my favourite one is “there is always, always something to be thankful for”. I will literally stop and think of one thing that I am thankful for that day, and that can help me believe that there is a small amount of light at the end of the tunnel on an especially bad day. And it’s true, no matter how bad things are at that time there is always something to be thankful for. Even if it’s a bottle of wine!! My other is “be your own kind of beautiful”. My mum bought me that one a few years ago, and the fact that I’ve always liked to be a bit different makes it very appropriate to me. Each and every quote is personal to me for a different reason. Some people will get, and others people won’t, but they don’t have to. It’s about what works and means something to you.
I feel more and more now, people spend so much time tearing each other down and judging each other instead of spreading a little kindness or offering some help it’s scary. So I really wanted to share this with the hope that it maybe works for someone else too 🙂