Hi. Thanks for taking a look at my first Yes, You Can Do It blog post. What to include within this initial post has bothered me for a while and, after many revisions, this will summarise my overarching objectives for the blog.
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, I want this to be a positive blog. However, to ensure that is the case, I also need to address subject matter which isn’t particularly easy to discuss. I’ve always had very low self-esteem, been ridiculously self-critical, and been riddled with self-doubt. Additionally, I have a real and ever-growing concern that I will reach the end of my life saddled with a huge amount of regrets and a sense of under-achievement. I fight daily battles with what, at best, is some dissatisfaction with life, and what is at worst a real sense of self-loathing. This has been really quite crippling at times. I realise that this probably sounds quite extreme but it is true and, whilst I feel I’m slowly fighting back, I’m well aware that I need to continue striving to be more positive and stop beating myself up, though that really isn’t easy. I need to share my thoughts so that they may help people in similar situations; people who are also battling self-doubt, self-loathing, anxiety, and a lack of confidence.
I will discuss many things relating to this general theme. Many of my posts will focus on self-development and positive progression, good health, sources of inspiration, understanding what we are truly capable of achieving, and many other themes in a similar vein. Some, however, will look at the more difficult side of this. The days when everything seems to go wrong, the panic attacks, the complete lack of self-belief, the fear of doing something potentially worthwhile due to the risk of failing. I will also describe coping mechanisms and tools and techniques I use to get through the darker days. But ultimately, this will be a positive blog; a blog I want to be filled with hope, positivity, belief, encouragement and support.
I will publish a minimum of one blog post per week, though I’ll be looking to add content more frequently than that. I have also created specific areas within this site to include content I find inspirational and helpful, both those created by others and my own creations. I appreciate that the whole ‘inspirational thoughts / images’ approach isn’t for everyone, hence why I’ve created separate sections. If that’s not for you, please ignore those, though I hope it will strike a chord with some readers.
Finally (for now), many thanks to you all for reading. This will be cathartic and very beneficial for me. I really don’t know if I’ll find an audience or not but, even if this is seen by just a handful of people, it will be worthwhile doing. I hope you’ll stick with me and find something of use.
Until next time.