Proper Dialogue

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I’m calling this post ‘Proper Dialogue‘ with Yourself.

I haven’t touched upon the topic of health and wellness. But I would like to take the time to write about my version of it on here, as this is a personal platform for my intimate thoughts to be share with my readers.

For those of you wondering, the winter season usually gives me a lot of time for me to reflect and assign certain goals to myself for the summer and/or for the rest of the year or two. But at times, I also find myself not accomplishing all the things I’d like to do within the given  span of time. For instance, I remind myself that I’m simply 22 years old, others will tell me I have a long way to go with plenty of time to build myself. I’d like to think that by the time I’m 28 years old, I would have built some sort of empire by then– a small to medium scale business per say while have been well-travelled to all the parts of the world that I wish to visit before settling down.

Other times, I doubt myself. And in those times, you ask yourself ‘am I on track?’ ‘Am I good enough?’ ‘But really, what is enough?’ These are the moments of self-criticism. These are the questions you ask yourself even during the best of times where you love yourself the most. You could probably relate to the saying ‘It happens to the best of us.’

I am my most toughest critic. On top of that, I’m a perfectionist…good combination right? Working as a designer, I am convinced that we enviably gravitate towards a stressful lifestyle, (correct me if I’m wrong but maybe it’s because I’m still young and haven’t figured out a good balance yet) in terms of standing out in the creative industry. Sleepless nights, vigorous meetings to appeal to all heads at the table… sound familiar? With that being said, I often forget how much I’ve done for myself and how well I’m doing. I usually blame myself big time for events that are really not worth fuming over, instead of remembering all the good I’ve done. It’s easier said than done but don’t allow yourself to become introverted where you might end up going into a dark place. People don’t usually realize how far deep they find themselves in the depths of depression and blame themselves. I believe in karma. I also believe in the law of attraction as well. So surrounding yourself with positive thoughts and positive people will definitely lift you up. ‘Something good comes out of everything that’s negative.’ A lesson, an experience, wisdom, relationships— whether it’s with someone else or yourself.

“You simply have to tell yourself that ‘this event does not define who I am.’
You’re an amazing individual with so much to live for.”

Don’t doubt yourself.

Here’s a new trick my wonderful girlfriend pitched for me to do when I do find myself in this instance and I would like to share with you guys. Firstly, grab yourself a writing tool. Pen, pencil… then get yourself a piece of paper or clean notebook. 

Prepare yourself to write out:

  • 3 things about career that you would like to achieve or work on. If you don’t have your career down just yet, then write about what you are aiming to do. What are your interests which you’d like to have your job encompass? Give yourself a plausible timeline.
  • Write out as many good things about your relationship that you can work on. It can be with your significant other, a family member, your best friends, long lost friends. I found that after school, a lot of my old friends and I have lost touch and I would like to change that.
  • Write out 3 things you are happy with yourself. It can be physically, emotionally, big accomplishments, great relationships you’re proud to have built.

Look at this note every 3-4 months to see your progress.

I want to dedicate this post to my younger sister as I want her to know that although I’m not always physically there, I want to still be as supportive as possible. Hope this advice helps my readers. I am also hoping to try out this trick and check back in 3 months or so and post an update.

Until next time, have a good weekend everyone. xx



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