Keep writing 

Hey readers,

People say, ‘just keep writing’  is the mantra to live by. I write my blog on all sorts of things that inspire me, from poetry to the food I love. I am not a niche kind of person, I just go with what inspires me within that moment and share it with the world.

There are days when I completely lost my motivation to continue to write or even log into WordPress. As a suffer from anxiety and depression the simplest things can feel like climbing a mountain and sadly one of them is writing. Even though from a young age have found writing down the better way for me to communicate my emotions, the struggle is there.

But when I write it makes a huge difference to me. The hardest bit is to actually get started, as soon as crack that then my thoughts just flow and I have so many thoughts believe me and you!

Sometimes, I think my writing is rubbish, though I believe that should not stop me from writing as it has purpose.  I do believe it is a good mantra to keep writing, no matter what the length, one sentence or pages of words, it keeps your mind light up and can open up new ideas.  Not to mention the benefit of keeping constantly writing every day can build up your confidence and improve in the skill of writing. We can’t be all natural, but we can practice. Deep down that is ok, because even if no one enjoys my content, I still am getting something out of it, no matter if it is big or small it is helping. There are many other worse things to do in life then ramble of some words (my interpretation of  my work). Of course, I am my hardest critic. However, I am going to remain optimistic because I enjoy ands it helps deal with the shit in my life.

Cheers for reading X

 

Why I quit the linky

Hey readers,

A couple of weeks ago I decided to be brave and stop using blog linkies or order to promote my blog. There are several reasons why I chose to took this action but hand on heart it was the  right decision for me at this time.

Firstly, the main reason I quit linkies was because I was bored with all the work and not really getting much out of it. It just felt like another chore that I needed to do in order to be some sort of success, when really it is not the be all and end all of the blogging world.

OK, linkies are a brilliant way to find out about similar bloggers who are like minded to you. It is a great way to learn and develop on skills, especially when you first start out in the blogshere. Some people still use them year in year out and others decide to not use them.  shock horror is that they have survived and are still successful without the additional help from linkies.

The downfall of linkies is that you have to wrack your brains for comments especially when you wouldn’t normally be motivated to visit that post. Sadly, due to the rules of the linky you are expected to visit and it is a bit of a drag. I just get the feeling of being superficial and vice versa when other bloggers come to my post because of the linky rules and not necessarily enjoying the content.

I be honest I was a bit scared when leaving linkies cause let’s face it linkies have a purpose and one of the main ones is that it brings page views. From not using linkies for a week now I strangely started with a decrease in views but then increased. At least now I know that the people who do visit my blog come of their own free will and not down to stupid rules from a linky.

There is a problem that if you find a particularly linky useful that they are only available at a set period so you have to be around that time to link up.

That being said linkies in the begin gave me more confidence but the downside was the commitment that took. I found that I spend more time dealing with the practical side of a linky then actually blogging itself which again is hard work and sometimes I don’t want  to commit to that.

Now that I don’t join in with linkies can actually comment on actual blogs I like. It gives me more motivation to comment on other blogs that I enjoy rather then under obligation to do so on a blog link up.

Another issue I have found with taking part in blog linkies is that sometimes you worry about content being suitable. whereas, if you just post straight up on your blog you don’t have to worry about offending other bloggers as people have the choice to read my blog or not.

So, yes that is my case for me quitting linkies. I refound my fondness for blogging and enjoy more now I am less responsible for keeping on track of the linky admin side. Though, I am grateful for finding linkies in the begging of my blog journey as they found my feet in the ever so complex world of blogging.

Cheers for reading X

 

Liberating

Today I decided change was here,

for once I felt liberated,

to let go of the past.

The time is now,

let’s evolve and go forth,

I can and I will,

I don’t need that extra help,

Keep being authentic,

if it is meant to be

it will be,

I am sick of worrying

about this and that,

things hold me back,

and it eats my motivation.

This is my turning point,

where I move forward,

and be the person I want to be.

 

Does Your Child Lack Confidence? Here’s How To Give Them A Confidence Boost!

Studies have shown that a lot of children lack confidence. Research has shown that as many as two out of three children lack confidence – that’s a large percentage of kids who don’t believe in themselves. As parents, we only ever want the best for our children, which is why, if our children struggle with confidence, we want to be able to do whatever we can to help them.

With that in mind, the question is, of course, what are the best methods of increasing our children’s confidence? To help you give your children’s confidence levels a boost, below are some tips and ideas.

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Praise them every day

A simple thing that you can do to help give your children’s confidence a boost is praise them each and every day. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but simply by saying well done or that you’re proud of them for something, you can help to increase their confidence. A lot of parents don’t realise it, but what we say to our kids has a big impact. So, if you want to help give their confidence a boost, you need to praise them on a regular basis.

Help them find something that they’re good at

Helping your child to find something that they’re good at can really help to improve their confidence. Say, for instance, your child loves football and is pretty good at it, sign them up to a sports team. Allow them to compete in local tournaments and win trophies and medals, because playing in local events and doing well will give their confidence a major boost. Even if they lose, it doesn’t matter, because just taking part will improve their confidence levels.

Encourage them to try new things

A lot of children like to stick to what they know because  stepping outside of their comfort zone is scary. However, if you want to help your child to build their confidence level, it’s important to encourage them to try new things. Even if they’re scared, it’s important to help them to overcome that fear, so that their confidence grows. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is always scary, but it’s important to remember that it’s something that’s worth doing. Plus, trying new things, whether it’s a new sport or a new hobby, can be fun.

As a parent, it’s natural to want your children to do well in life, so it’s important to do all you can to help them to do that. Confidence is important for many parts of life, so it’s important to do all you can to help give your child’s confidence a boost. Because by doing so, you can help to give them a better chance at life.

Hopefully, the tips above have armed you with all the information that you need to help give your little one’s confidence a boost. Take these on board and implement them, and you should be able to help your child’s confidence grow. It might take time, but as long as you persevere, your child will get there.

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