Comparing ourselves to others
“admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own” is a quote I think everyone should try and remember a little once in a while! I actually made a print with that quote and framed it to keep around me because it’s so true. We all have flaws but we judge ourselves too hard, scrutinize our pores, our bodies and the way we look because someone else looks better than you. It’s not that they look better than you, it’s that they look different from you. The grass is always greener on the other side but I bet if you looked like who you wanted to look like you’d still find a flaw and something you wanted to change. We’re all beautiful and made in unique ways we just have to find ways to rock our flaws and be our own unique person! The world would be so boring if we all looked the same!
This is something I really hope dies this year! Towards the back end of the year, we all began experiencing the effects of Instagrams algorithm! Our posts we no longer given to us in chronological order and we were missing out on seeing people’s posts. That was annoying but the fact of how many followers bloggers are losing each day for reasons we cannot work out is just plain annoying. I lost 40 followers over night and I know it is natural for people to unfollow but nothing had changed! Not my images, not my theme, my colour scheme was still identical so that’s such a vast number of people to unfollow for no reason and it’s driving us all abit mad! Same with Twitter, the unfollow and follow again game is high over there! People constantly following and unfollowing for whatever reason it’s just annoying as hell haha!
See through boots
C’mon people what are these inventions! I just find them the most bizarre things to have ever made their way into a shop. I get that they might be used in a fashion show because they tend to be abit out there when walking the catwalk but when your strolling around Primark trying to work out if the person in the queue in front of you is actually wearing any shoes because all you can see is her patch tan on her feet and her chipped nail polish it’s not such a pretty sight ha! I just find them the weirdest things ever!
The sharing of menstrual blood
I’m sorry but I’m going to have to be the bitch that says this. If I log onto Instagram and visit the popular or explore section one more time to see a free flow of blood making it’s way down a woman’s legs I’m going to cry. We are all women, we know it happens and occasionally your office mate might have to hand you a tampon here and there if you forget but I do not want to see period blood gracing my screen whilst im eating my breakfast in the morning. We all have vaginas, we have periods…we don’t need to see it. It’s just a vag.
Oh people PLEASE STOP THESE! I don’t understand why half of the world hasn’t got the memos about auto DMs. They piss me off so much that if I follow someone, get an auto DM I’ll automatically unfollow them because it irritates me to no end. Even brands are doing it, like the smaller brands and it’s just so spammy and doesn’t get you anywhere! Nobodys going to click an auto DM link because we all know they are auto and the same message Is sent to everyone. Make it personal instead! If someone follows you, just bloody tweet them and thank them, don’t cram your link down their throat!
I think I’ve fallen for my fair share of fuck boys before I realised they didn’t actually give a damn about anything but one thing. I’ve come across my fair share of them and ooooh Tinder is a breeding ground for them! Don’t fall for it girls! I have come to learn to sport them a mile away! Key things to look out for:
-Pouty photos that scream ‘I love myself’
-all their photos are of them stood in a mirror with no top on with their arm flexed or similar
-guys who have their uber rating on their profile
-guys who think their photos will do them enough justice to not write anything in their bio
-an egg plant in their bio
-asking to meet you one hour after you’ve matched
Please know I’m not categorizing all boys here but I am talking about the guys who simply want to meet you for a ‘fuck and chuck’ as ive heard it been called many times. They’re heart breakers girls, don’t do it!
It’d be impossible to ditch all forms of negativity, it’ll never happen but if we can rid ourselves of some of it then it’s going to make us all a little happier! We all have our days where we are negative about everything don’t we but surrounding ourselves with positivity always helps that little more! I really struggle to remain positive when I’m around people who are negative about almost everything and since leaving those friendship groups I’ve been much happier! If you’ve had a bad day and find yourself feeling negative I find reflecting on my day and picking one good thing that happened, no matter how small it is always makes me feel better.
What do you think we need to ditch this year? Comment below!