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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.
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One step at a time.




One of the best pieces of advice I think I've received in my 22 years, is to always remember to take things one step at a time.

I'm one of those people that when I get my mind on something, or I realise that there's something I want, or want to have achieved, I want it to all happen right now. My mum always used to call me Impatient Annie when I was younger, and I guess she was right!

But, particularly as someone who overthinks everything, taking things one step at a time really is one of the best things I've learned to do.



Whether it be a career move, a blogging goal, or getting your dream body, if it's something that's worth achieving, it isn't going to happen overnight.

Focus, take your time, and do things well & properly, and I guarantee your results will be a lot better than if you tried to rush and do everything all at once.

Take the time to improve, and tailor your CV & cover letter first, before just sending it out to potential employers. Invest some time in observing other bloggers & what they're doing that works well, before getting demotivated because your social following isn't going anywhere. Slowly increase what you do at the gym each time you go to push yourself that little bit more, instead of going all out on your first visit & then being so sore the day after you can't go again for a month.

...you get my drift!



The same goes for the days when I'm feeling anxious. On these days, the smallest of tasks can seem the most overwhelming. Whether it be having to make a phone call, sending an email, or simply getting up and out, anything can seem like a challenge and something I don't want to face.

So, I break things down, and take it one step at a time.

That phone call? Okay, so firstly all I have to do is pick up the phone. Then I dial the number. Then all I have to do is say 'hello'. And then? Well, and then we're hopefully going to be in conversation & I know it'll be fine.

I've found that this approach really helps when I'm struggling, with almost anything.



What I'm wearing.
Bodysuit - New Look (similar). Jeans - Topshop Watch - Daniel Wellington. Shoes - New Look




And that 'almost anything' includes life. Life can most definitely be overwhelming at times, particularly when you try and think about the future. For me, I've stopped worrying about the future, things will happen when they're supposed to happen. So instead, I've really taken to just taking each day as it comes, and really appreciating each one.

Remembering to take things, and life, one step at a time is great, because eventually, all of those small steps are going to add up to something big, something huge that you can be really proud of. 'It's the little things that make the big things happen', as they say, and normally, the little things are a lot easier to handle.

So, the next time you feel like you really can't face the world, think about the first little thing that you can do. Maybe just sit up in bed, or make yourself a cup of tea. Maybe it's just taking a shower, or maybe it's even just switching your phone off and grabbing a book.

And the next time you feel like you're failing at life, remember to just take each day as it comes, because each day is a little step forwards, and moving forwards is the best direction to be heading in, right?




Soph


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  1. This was a really good and totally relatable post. I'm completely guilty of wanting everything to happen immediately. I'm working temp jobs at the moment to save money to pursue my dream career but I often forget that it's a necessary step and instead think that I'm going backwards. Seeing things as small steps is definitley something I need to work on!

    Becca xx (www.becloumar.com)

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  2. You write so, so well!
    Loved it.

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  3. As always, a lovely and inspiring post. Everytime I read your blog I come away feeling motivated and better about what I have to face the next day or whatever. Taking that first step can be more important sometimes than the whole process itself, and it's all about taking those baby steps to achieve your dreams!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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  4. Completely agree - such a wonderful post to share!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  5. Some really great advice here, thank you so much :-)

    Matt

    http://www.theguyontrend.co.uk

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  6. I'm exactly the same when it comes to overhinking everything and I can also relate to being impatient so taking one step at the time is definitely something I'm trying to do as well because it really does help. I think the example you mentioned with the phone call sums it up perfectly. I get very nervous about making phone calls so when I had to call my hairdresser to make an appointment a few days ago that's literally how I managed to do it - by taking one step at a time x

    Sara’sChapters

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  7. I really struggle with taking things one step at a time, sometimes I rush straight to wanting the end product! Really great advice! :)

    Danielle xx
    | Student to Staff Nurse |

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  8. Love this post so much! It's exactly what I needed to read today. I always wish for things to change right away, and I forget that good things take time and a lot of work- it won't just happen over night! I'm glad you're working on this as well, and wish you the best of luck with it Sophie :)

    My Lovelier Days

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  9. Posts highlighting both the highs and lows we all feel are the BEST - as well as the fact that time is important, which is so hard when you waiting for things to happen! I've even written about time being the biggest factor forgotten in the majority of advice... http://www.thelifedegree.com/its-ok-not-to-feel-ok/

    Thank you for sharing :)
    Ksenia
    www.thelifedegree.com

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