Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

‘Gurl, you do you,’ is a saying I’ve heard many times, but something I’ve never quite put into practice… Until now. I started 2018 with one promise to myself and that was to be more selfish. In fact, I wrote a whole a post on how I was going to focus on myself, my health and my happiness. Just like the majority of new year’s resolutions, my promise lasted a couple of weeks, if that. Typical.

The last few weeks have been somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster. I’ve been so low, yet I haven’t been able to put a finger on the source of these feelings. Blaming a whole host of things, but the reality is, I’m actually the one to blame.

It wasn’t until a person, who I admire, love and respect, sat me down and told me some hard-hitting truths. Yes, I balled my eyes out and yes, others agreed with him, which made it all the more clear. But, instead of dwelling on it, I took that negative energy, harnessed it, and channeled it into positive changes. And here’s the changes I’m making…

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

It’s Never Too Late…
Not many people know, but I use to dance. I did performing arts in school, I attended a dance school in Sunderland, I’ve performed countless times at The Sunderland Empire and I even won a few awards. I stopped dancing when I was around 21 because my journalism course at university got too much, and now at 26 I’ve decided to take it back up. Stepping into a dance studio again was very nerve-wracking, but I’m three weeks in and I can’t believe I didn’t force myself to do it sooner. I absolutely love it and I’m surprised to find that I’m not the oldest in the classes, or the only one who’s a beginner. I’m starting with commercial and ballet, and in a few weeks I’m hoping to push myself to do a heels class!

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Run, Forest Run…
Before I moved out into my own house I really got into running; I even completed the Sunderland 10K. I love running because I find it helps to clear my mind. Focusing on my breathing and technique rather than everything that’s going on in my head. For a year now I’ve lived near Herrington Park and not once used the running tracks in there, which is silly really! So, the last few weeks I’ve made the effort to drag myself out of the house and hit the tracks. I can’t run far and my average speed isn’t fantastic, but it’s a start.

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Taking Time Off…
I use to feel super guilty when I didn’t post on my blog. I have no idea why I use to make myself feel so bad about this because now my attitude and completely changed. If I post, I post, if not, the world isn’t going to end. If you’re an avid reader, you’ll know I haven’t been posting as much and it’s because I’ve been putting blogging on the backburner and spending more time with my friends and family. Making this change has made me feel so much more fulfilled.

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Investing In Me
I know many of you won’t believe this, but I never really spend any money on me. If you follow my fashion posts, then you’ll know I’m always ranting on about how pathetic my wardrobe is and it’s true. Once all my bills are paid, I have a little left over for skincare bits I need replacing and being social with friends. I couldn’t tell you the last time I went shopping and just spent money on clothes and make-up. Lately, I’ve making more of a conscious effort to treat myself and invest a little of my hard earned money on me. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have some new clothes to wear – oh the little things!

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Dreams Come True
Saving for a holiday is super hard when you have your own home, and since there’s so much we want to do in the house Corey and I are always putting off holidays. Lately, I’ve had a change in heart. Yes I’m desperate for a new bathroom, but we have a mortgage over 35 years, so while we have plenty of time to decorate, our 20s aren’t going to last forever. This is why I’ve come up with ‘holidays and then the house’. At the moment we’re currently planning the dream holiday for our 10 year anniversary. I can’t wait to reveal it – watch this space.

It’s only been a few weeks and I already feel like a new woman. Seriously, I feel like I have a new lease of life. I’m the happiest I’ve felt in a long time. Both my mental and physical health is better too. Instead of feeling stressed and flustered, my head is clear and content, and I’m feeling alot better in myself and my body. Who would have thought that focusing on myself would result in such changes.

Turning Negative Energy Into Positive Changes

Sarah Jayne x

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9 Comments

  1. June 17, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    I love how you’ve embraced everything and ran at it head on .. I’d never be able to do that, I think I’d spend about a year sulking and making all of the negatives worse!

    Forever my role model in life Sarah, you are one amazing lady!

  2. June 18, 2018 / 8:04 am

    This is so lovely, you can read your positivity and happiness in every word. Clearly the changes have been for the best! I couldn’t agree more on the holidays point, we are spending so much money travelling whilst living abroad which means when we move back we might need to live in our flat for a while rather than selling it for a decent size house but I don’t care. We have our whole lives to save for big houses – we won’t always be able to do some of the day trips we’ve been doing on holidays abroad this year!

  3. Elizabeth Seal
    June 18, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Aw you go girl, that sounds amazing!! After buying our first home we are struggling so much with money, everything is so tight, it’s so hard to treat myself because I feel guilty for spending money >< last year I decided to take up a new hobby and breed my gerbils, it makes me so so happy, even though all my money goes on pet things now, it feels soooo worth it haha!! Your outfit is the cutest, I can't wait to read more from your blog! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like :D)

  4. June 19, 2018 / 6:18 am

    Great post girl, and that outfit stunning x

  5. June 19, 2018 / 8:24 am

    This is an amazing post – I can’t wait to hear how you get on with your dancing x

  6. June 19, 2018 / 10:52 am

    This post is amazing. It’s exaclty what I think is needed in the blog world right now so we’ll done you girl!

  7. June 21, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I need to take some time off, I think I might in August to be honest. Get my head together xx

  8. June 25, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    You look amazing! I would love to be able to run it’s definitely something I’m trying to start getting better at, I definitely agree with all of these points, they are important
    Alicia Xo

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