My blog and mindset for 2020

For many years I have had a negative mindset and my head has been in a muddle. I have suffered with anxiety, low self esteem, unable to make decisions on my own, OCD, and paranoia.

I have created probably about 5 blogs in the past few years which have all been deleted because I convinced myself I wasn’t good enough to write a blog. I have seen bloggers I started with fly, they are all doing so well and I am so pleased for them. A piece of my kicks myself and things I could have been like them.

However, it wasn’t supposed to be. I like to look at the positives, that the universe has it’s reasons why things do and don’t work out.

My OCD is a work in progress. I am a lot better now then I was. 2019 was a learning journey for me to look after my own mental wellbeing.

Recently I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which I wrote about here, again I am staying positive. I am going to keep myself as fit and healthy as possible, plus I do need to start listening to my body though and not push myself. Like most people I have a tendency to ignore myself and look after others. That has to change.

Looking ahead and my blog for 2020

I have a better mindset now. I am by no means 100% better but I am more self excepting of myself. My social skills are getting better and so the paranoia has eased too. I still have problems making decisions but that will hopefully get better.

My blog is my little online hobby, my place to off load my thoughts. It kind of keeps me sane, grounded, a bit like therapy. It’s the one thing apart from my hidden stash of chocolate that is mine!

I will continue to write when I can. I have missed it. One thing I have learnt is to put no pressure on myself to do more than I can. I can’t be falling asleep at work!

Reading blogs on Twitter is enjoyable but Instagram is my fav social media platform. Pinterest is a work in progress.

I am re-learning all over again when it comes to blogging. I feel like a newbie because I actually don’t remember much about how my old blog grew lol! But you know what… that’s ok with me.

Onwards and upwards!

18 Comments on My blog and mindset for 2020

  1. Talya
    February 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm (2 months ago)

    You’re so right it’s all about mindset. It sounds like you have the right one. We all need to keep working on ourselves in one way or another as there is no magic bullet! I’ve learnt that the hard way with my own issues.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 7, 2020 at 8:57 am (2 months ago)

      Practise makes progress is my motto and something I remind my kids of too.

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  2. Sabina Green
    February 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm (2 months ago)

    It can be so hard to get stuck in a negative way of thinking. Over the last couple of years I practice gratitude and in general my head is now in a much better place.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 7, 2020 at 8:56 am (2 months ago)

      Yes it’s so easy to think negative and for that to become the norm. I am definitely in a better place, I am still a work in progress but I am happy with that πŸ™‚

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  3. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    February 6, 2020 at 6:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Having a blog is a great way to get any thoughts out. I love having a space where I can write what I want.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 7, 2020 at 8:55 am (2 months ago)

      Exactly, it’s our own space to off load and to be ourselves πŸ™‚

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  4. Kelly-Anne
    February 7, 2020 at 7:09 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh I have a love hate relationship with instagram, still haven’t got it with pinterest. But.good luck with 2020

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 7, 2020 at 10:11 pm (2 months ago)

      Pinterest and I are a work in progress too lol! Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. Jenni
    February 7, 2020 at 11:06 pm (2 months ago)

    Mindset is such a big factor! I’ve always said if blogging starts to feel like a chore I would stop. Luckily that hasn’t happened yet.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm (1 month ago)

      That’s great that you still enjoy your blog πŸ™‚ I have ups and downs but I am learning to manage my thoughts and work my blog around it now.

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  6. Playdays and Runways
    February 8, 2020 at 8:12 am (2 months ago)

    I am so glad that you are in a better place now and you are continuing with your blog.

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 20, 2020 at 4:44 pm (1 month ago)

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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  7. Kara Guppy
    February 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm (2 months ago)

    You’re so right it’s all about mindset, I changed mine a few years ago and feel so much better for it

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 20, 2020 at 4:44 pm (1 month ago)

      It really does make a big difference doesn’t it. Glad you are feeling the benefits πŸ™‚

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  8. Stephanie
    February 9, 2020 at 7:05 pm (2 months ago)

    I suffer a lot with pain and I find it so hard to stay positive all the time, it’s important to look after yourself too. I hope your 2020 is a good one

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm (1 month ago)

      Staying positive is so important but some days it just doesn’t happen. I hope 2020 is good for you too πŸ™‚

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  9. Zena's Suitcase
    February 11, 2020 at 4:44 pm (2 months ago)

    Do keep at it because you are good enough. Having a positive mindset helps and just take a break when you aren’t feeling it

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    • WhatRachelWrites
      February 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm (1 month ago)

      Thank you for your kind words. I have learnt that blogging breaks really help when my mindset isn’t great.

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