Life is all about continual growth and adaption to new circumstances and challenges. Usually, shifts in our perspective happen slowly over time because of the different people, places, and experiences that we are exposed to.
I just recently accepted the fact that I am an introvert, and with it, a new perspective. Since I began to understand who I was and moving on with it, I can see points in my life when accepting it much sooner would have been more beneficial. I could have saved myself a lot of trouble but realized we need to learn things our way.
I am an avid reader of Positivity Guides articles and when I saw the ‘your story’ section I began to really think about my own life. There are days that I find easy and others that I find incredibly hard. I would consider myself a happy person that needs a little guidance along the path to happiness.
So long as I can remember, I’d always been a very anxious child. I always had a million worries on my mind and overthought until I was so tightly trapped in my own mental webs I could no longer breathe. Perhaps this caused my chronic depression or only exacerbated it when I was left unable to enjoy the things I loved.
In today’s fast paced society, we’ve become accustomed to filling the eeriness of silence with fluff. We turn to many distractions as a means of escaping feelings of idleness or boredom. But the main thing we wish to elude is loneliness. Solitude does not have to alienating or lonesome. In fact, solitude and loneliness are distinctly separate.
I know peer pressure sounds a bit high-school. It is because we experience it mostly during our high-school years. But don’t deny it that it still gets you now in your college life, at work, or even over the Internet. I know ’cause I feel it too. The only reason why we feel pressured is because we always want to “belong” or to blend in wherever we are. That’s human instinct. But if handled incorrectly it sometimes places us at risk for bad outcomes. With that being said, here is my Five Ways to Resist Peer Pressure.
My mother always told me that the prettiest thing you could wear was your smile. I used to roll my eyes and think how ridiculous she sounded saying that. But as I have gotten older (and wiser), I now realize that she couldn’t have been more right! There is something about a happy and positive person that is absolutely beautiful. So I guess beauty really does come from within!