#TakeBackWhatsYours Campaign

Hello there beautiful people,

I only read about this campaign recently and I have been invited by Beck of BeckInABlog to join the campaign and take part. The #TakeBackWhatsYours concept was developed by Chloe over at http://www.chloesconcept.blogspot.co.uk/ who sees this campaign not only as a New Year’s Resolution but as a lifelong commitment and a way to inspire positivity among everyone – not just bloggers.

“This is a lifelong commitment, if you want to change the way you feel about yourself, or you want to act upon the message of this campaign and ‘Take Back What’s Yours‘, when better to do that than the start of a new year… This is not one of those “New Year, New Me” unrealistic resolutions. When I say “New Year, New You”, I genuinely mean it.

To get involved and take part:

  • Write a blog post talking about this campaign, the message it contains and why you are taking part
  • What Take Back What’s Yours – New Year Resolution you are going to set yourself
  • Tag 10 bloggers to take part
  • Let me know if you’re taking part by using the hashtag on Twitter #TakeBackWhatsYours – Also tag either @ChloesConcept or @TBWYCampaign so I can retweet!!
  • If you can – include a photo of yourself with a handmade poster (doesn’t have to be artistic!) with the words:

In 2015, I’m taking back: *i.e., “my confidence” 

Why I’m taking part:

Initially when I saw I had been tagged to take part I didn’t think I could come up with anything to take back and it wouldn’t warrant a post but I didn’t want to turn down this opportunity and upon reflection I’ve come up with something.

One of my biggest issues is the fear of not being good enough and it gets to the stage where I’m afraid to do anything. Some days I’m scared of walking out the door, I’m scared to talk on the telephone, I’m scared of social interaction and it hinders my everyday life. For a number of years I haven’t had a lot of friends, I rarely leave the house and it doesn’t take much to get me down.

I think a huge part of this is to do with my dad leaving when I was 4 years old. I’ve always got this thought in the back of my mind saying, “You weren’t good enough for him so how will you be good enough for anyone else.” Alongside the fear of not being good enough you feel you have to please other people in order to make yourself feel better and compromising your feelings for the sake of others is never the way to go. It’s emotionally draining and it doesn’t get you anywhere.

Like a lot of people, I suffer with low self-esteem and confidence and constantly question everything I do (even this blog post). Fear is such a prominent emotion in me and I don’t want to spend all my time afraid to live life because of it.

It would be very easy for me to say I’m taking back confidence, or I’m taking back happiness but that would be too simple. I know deep down my confidence has grown from what it used to be and I truly believe confidence brings happiness and vice versa.

I’ve decided to take back something which encompasses everything I’ve talked about in this post (happiness, confidence, fear) and I’ve decided to take back my strength. I want to feel content with the choices I make instead of second-guessing myself, I want to look after my needs and treat myself with respect and most importantly I need to keep the determination inside myself alive and trust that everything will work out.

TakeBackWhatsYoursI’m not going to tag 10 individual bloggers because this is truly an amazing concept and the more people that take part the better!

Chanelle x