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Things that feel like the end of the world... but really aren't

I don't know if it's more a girl thing or just a human thing, but we're pretty dramatic creatures. It's so easy to feel like one thing is the end of life as we know it. Here's to addressing head-on a few things we all overreact about.

Weight gain

Easy to say 'don't be stressed' about it, but far harder to do. Weight gain is not the end of the world. Most of us (myself included) feel guilty when we step on the scales and we're a few pounds heavier than last week. It really doesn't matter, though. Was that cake you ate delicious? Yeah, it probably was, because I'm yet to find a cake I don't like. This is basically me telling myself that eating a doughnut would make me very happy indeed, and that I needn't worry about what the scales are gonna tell me afterwards.


If you haven't been through a particularly sticky breakup, consider yourself lucky, because there's probably nothing else that makes you feel like your world is ending more than this. Breakups happen because naturally, as humans, we sometimes gravitate towards people that are no good for us. Or, sometimes things don't work out. I don't have a philosophical reasoning for that unfortunately; I just know that's how it is. If you're going through a breakup right now and feel like the earth is crumbling around you, I promise that after the heartache wears off and you start eating a tonne of ice cream, the world will still be spinning on its axis as it was before.


I don't know if it's just me, but I take some criticism way too hard. Just trying on a new top and having someone tell me they don't like it feels like they may as well have driven a large blade into my back. It's an overreaction at best, but criticism in any sense doesn't always feel nice. Working really hard on an assignment to get negative feedback feels like you shouldn't have bothered in the first place. It's a tricky mindset, but trying to think of all feedback as constructive might help lessen the blow & give you goals to work towards improving whatever it is that you did.

Losing friends

Some friends aren't really that great at all. Toxic friendships are very real and definitely exist. If you drift apart from someone or suddenly stop being friends with them, it can really feel like years' worth of a relationship has been thrown in the bin. I've lost my fair share of friends for many different reasons, but in the end it's all for the best. Without getting too whimsical, I do feel like the universe just knows who you're supposed to keep in your life. Just because your childhood best friend turned out to be a terrible person doesn't mean the world is ending - that's just life.


Believe it or not, no one can actually be good at everything. How many Disney stars have they tried to turn into singers by the power of auto-tune? I'm great at spelling but I can't dance. There's a lot of stuff I can't do! Failure is hands down most people's biggest fear in life, so much so that half the time we don't put ourselves out there to begin with. Not succeeding at something is a really horrible feeling, especially if it's something you enjoy or have convinced yourself you would flourish at. I got an A grade at A-level for law and went on to study it at university, thinking I was great at the subject and it was my calling in life... Only to not do that well and drop out a year later. I'm still alive and the world did not end. Yours won't either!

Let me know in the comments if you can relate, and what you do to stay in perspective!

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