It’s been two weeks since I started to try and flip my life around (like the Fresh Prince himself) and what a crazy two weeks it has been.
First of all I started a health journal (credit to Alivia d’Andrea on YouTube for this idea – click here for more information), and this has helped me with my weight loss progress so much. So far, I’ve lost 5 pounds and started eating a lot healthier, and I’m hoping, with the help of this journal, I can keep it this way.
Secondly, my attitude to school is on the road to improvement. Admittedly, it’s not as great as it could be but I’m getting there and that’s okay for now. I’m revising a lot more for assessments, but I know I could be doing more wider revision in preparation for my GCSE’s. I am going to put loads of effort into focusing from now on, and really make a huge attempt to kick procrastination for good.
Also, I’m trying to be better in general and kinder to others. I’ve been spending a lot more time with my family than usual and I’m trying to interact with people who I wouldn’t usually talk to in a more positive way. I’m putting loads of effort into supporting various young children I work with when I volunteer at my primary school. However, I do think I need to try harder to be a better friend. I’m going to try to be fully supportive and helpful to my friends from now on. If you’re one of them, let me know how I can be better, or if I’ve done something to upset you so I can be better, please!
Finally, perhaps the most important improvement I’ve made recently is to my confidence. I actually can’t believe some of the things I’ve been achieving and conquering lately. Last week, I stood up and spoke spontaneously in front of all the teachers at my school about my feelings, and the most amazing part was that they listened and they cared about what I was saying. Some staff members at school have been stopping me in hallways and I’ve even received a letter from one telling me about the impact I made on them as teachers. I’ve never felt so recognised at school and, honestly, it feels great. A company called Humanutopia came to my school a few weeks ago and they inspired me and others to really take control of our lives and become the best person we can be. The activities they’ve run have massively helped me to come out of my shell and try out new things, including enlisting in their Heroes Programme.
Right now, I’m in an amazing space and I’m so grateful for those around me contributing to it. I hope I can continue to be the best I can, and I hope I’ve inspired you to do the same.
Thanks for reading.
Sending smiles your way,
– Sophie xx