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Things I'm Worrying Less About

Things I'm Worrying Less About

Posted on: Sunday 29 October 2023

 Amy is standing underneath a bridge next to a canal, looking to camera. She is wearing cream linen trouser and a grey long blazer

I am, unfortunately for me and the people around me, a worrier by nature. My brain simply doesn't settle and I have a tendency to overanalyse both the past and the future. While I'm sure it's my partner's favourite thing about me (jk), I'd love to be able to relax a little bit more because I'm pretty certain it makes for a simpler and happier life (and that is what I'm all about this year). 

I've made a pact with myself to worry a little less about certain things. I use 'a little less' because I'm not about to pretend that I'm going to stop worrying overnight, but I can certainly commit to trying. 

MY APPEARANCE // Pre-baby I had a lovely long skincare routine and time in the morning to do both my make-up and my hair to a standard I was happy with and made me feel good about myself. Plus I had time to try on a few outfits before settling for what made me feel my best that day. Nowadays my time is limited and it's left me feeling not quite as confident in myself as I maybe was before and also a little lost as to what my 'style' is. Rather than worrying about this, I've decided to try to embrace it; wearing less make-up certainly fits with the whole simpler life ethos and I'm working towards more of a capsule wardrobe for easier styling, but that hopefully still feels like me. 

OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS // I watched a reel the other day that said after becoming a parent you change from being a serial people pleaser to not giving a crap as long as your child is happy and I definitely feel that. People are different and I've never really understood why anyone feels the need to judge anyone else on their decisions or the way they live their life (or the way they parent for that matter). As long as everyone is doing what's best for them that's the important thing so I'm doing what I think is best for my little family and turning a blind eye to opinions. 

MY DECISIONS // I am one of the most indecisive people you will ever meet; from huge life decisions to what I fancy to eat I am constantly doubting whichever choice I make. Since I've been making most of the decisions for a small person too that doubt has only intensified. So I'm going to start making snappier decisions, dithering less and generally believing in myself a bit more! Let's face it, if I eat something only to afterwards decide I'd have enjoyed something else more it's not exactly going to affect the rest of my life is it? (I may still take huge life decisions seriously though...)

THE NEWS // This one seems a little different to the first three, but I wanted to include it anyway. I used to work in the news, which meant I saw the news headlines multiple times a day every day. Since I quit my job  I haven't watched the news once and the impact on my mental health and general day to day stress levels has been so positive. I know it's probably important to vaguely keep up with what's going on in the world, but I'm pretty happy in my little no news bubble right now.

Amy x


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