You are a beautiful person. Everyone thinks they have a great idea of what you should do with your life but you need to have faith that life will turn out your way.

This is some beautiful advice I was lucky enough to receive from a friend. It’s a few years old, and also timeless.

Every now and then I go through old notes in my phone and find treasures like this. What I also find is that negativity that used to be my best friend. I find so many of my negative thought patterns in the form of little notes, it’s easy to get upset again reading them now.

I had a voice in my head when I wrote these notes, that would constantly, at every chance it would get, tell me that I was useless. Imagine meeting an ex whose heart you have broken, who took you back after you begged them to, just for you to find out that you never really wanted to be with them in the first place. I imagine that person wouldn’t have very nice things to say to you. That ex is snuffy from the sesame street compared to that voice I lived with every single day. It was nasty.

When I read these notes now, a small part of me still believes them.

Luckily, the bigger part of me learnt to shut that voice up.

Luckily, I managed to replace that nasty voice with a voice that tells me to give things a go, to trust that other people out there are at least as likely to like me as they are to completely ignore me because they are too busy with the voices they listen themselves.

I consider deleting those notes every time I find them, but so far I’ve always decided against is. That is because reading those nega-notes, and being reminded of how stuck in my ways I felt just a few years ago, helps me realise how far I’ve come.

It is a reminder not to judge myself for the nega-notes of the past and to allow a little room for constructive nega-notes in the present. At the same time I am reminded how positive thinking has helped me so that I can let the negativity go eventually.

I have also just found the best smoothie recipe ever in my old notes. I wrote it down, because I really wanted to remember this one. I’ll share it with you (because I like you.)

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • spinach
  • 1 tsp of spirulina

Yep. It really is that simple 😉

The only thing better than a smoothie: acai bowls.

Self-Care in the Form of a Smoothie
I used to be the author of spiteful notes to myself, creator of the nastiest self-talk you could imagine. I'm sharing the best advice I received during that time, and how my self-talk changed.


Posted by:Maren

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