My Ultimate Confidence-Boosting Guide

Saturday, 3 February 2018

On some days, I come home from a busy day only to lie down and start overthinking every little detail of the day. Like most teenagers I relax on my bed, staring coldly at the empty, white ceiling and mentally beating myself up for being a socially awkward girl with no talents whatsoever. It's kinda almost a daily routine of mine.

I know, it sounds cynical. But to be honest, as I'm maturing and as I'm learning more and more about how messed up our society is, I've learned that almost all teenagers also go through this painful process. Some of this I've learned from watching coming-of-age films (such as The Edge of Seventeen), and reading articles that precisely explain the growing pains of adolescence - the self-deprecation, the feelings of anxiety and fear and the confusion of our future, and what our purposes in life are.

If you're in the same situation, going through the same rollercoaster, and often reckless, journey of adolescence, then don't worry - you're not alone and this is just what parents call "a phase".

Luckily for me, I have an edgy and big-hearted best friend who gifted this guide to life:

the way of f**k it - small book, big wisdom

I decided that in my days where I feel unmotivated, upset or slightly tense I would open up this book, read a couple of pages which helps me chill for once.

My parents, being the traditional and conservative type of parents, have always taught me to always be mindful of how you portray yourself to others. Because of this they, as well as myself and my siblings, have lived in fear of people's judgement - resulting in my gaining of insecurities about myself.

But with books like this ultimate guide, as well as open-minded and understanding friends and the power of social media movements, I'm slowly overcoming those fears and insecurities that have been accumulated since childhood.

Shoutout to Vera for giving me this star that lights up the darkness I sometimes get lost in.

You can buy this small book with big wisdom on amazon.

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