Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle..

We’ve all heard the saying right? Well how come we choose not to take it on board and let others have their say on our lives?

Recently I have come to realise that the reason I lost confidence in the one thing I was once so passionate about was actually down to me. It was down to the way I chose to respond to someone else’s comment. I let that comment rent a space in my mind, for free, for many months.

I’ve learnt that I never should have and certainly don’t now, need to listen to that little voice trying to tell me that I wasn’t good enough.

Whatever puts a smile on your face and makes you feel good, or happy or any other kind of positive feeling, do it and do it OFTEN. As I always say, if it’s not harming anyone, you’re free to do it without guilt or shame.

Everyone has different hobbies and interests. That’s what makes us all unique yet some of us similar. Nobody, nobody at all has the right to take the mick or downplay it’s meaning to you just because it doesn’t have a significance in their life.

No matter what people say or think – don’t ever stop doing what makes you happy because of someone else.

Don’t waste your own precious time not doing what you love to do all because of what someone said or how they made you feel. Carry on, doing it. Ignore them.

If someone’s intention is to bring you down and mock what you love to do, they clearly are not worth even getting upset over. If that’s what they’re doing with their time, they clearly are the problem, not you.

It is your life so don’t let irrelevant people try and have their say and bring you down in the process. You’re in control and you are completely capable of anything you put your mind to. Remember that.

I definitely let a group of people dull my sparkle, yet more than a year later they have no relevance in my life and actually they never did. Time teaches a lot!

SO, don’t let anyone, ever, dull your sparkle. This is your life and you’re allowed to be happy and proud of what you like to do.

Ciao for now x

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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.