What I Wish I Knew.

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I am back today with a chatty post! As much as I have adored collabing with everyone this month I definitely miss sitting down and chatting with you guys. A while back I uploaded a post called 5 things I would say to my younger self and today’s post will be a very belated second edition. However, some of these points may be a little TMI so if you are a guy that gets grossed out, maybe don’t continue with this post haha.

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Use dry shampoo before you sleep. I am pretty new to the whole dry shampoo bandwagon, I never understood the hype of Batiste, it just used to make my hair feel like straw and I would have little patches of grey. Until I read about applying dry shampoo before you sleep – this was a game changer. I would wake up the next day with hair looking fresh (well kind of fresh). For so long I would walk around with gross hair – I wish I heard about this hack sooner!

Anyone that you date or like should never make you feel bad about yourself. I have had so many shitty guys in my life and i’m sure we can all agree on the fact that some relationships just aren’t meant to be.  (Little disclaimer: this isn’t about Cam, I am so lucky to be in love with my best friend). But I have had my fair share on shitty guys who have constantly put me down. A few years back I was with this guy who I thought was the shit – he was tall, confident, good looking and I was over the moon I was with this super cool guy. Spoiler alert: he was a twat. As I was recovering from my eating disorder he would constantly put me down about my weight and ended up just using me for sex. This also applies for friendships too – don’t surround yourself with people who constantly make negative remarks about you. Ditch them – you deserve better!

Wee after sex. I cannot preach about this enough. Going to the toilet after sex reduces the chance of getting a UTI (urinary tract infection) as it flushes away any bacteria before it can travel to the bladder.

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Tumblr is the worst social platform if you have depression. Tumblr used to be my all time fav social media platform but looking back now I regret using it as much as I did. There are so many different sides of Tumblr, and the dark mental health side is definitely one that I wish I never stumbled upon. Admittedly yes, there are plenty of accounts that promote recovery, but there were a lot of very triggering accounts too. At the time it was amazing, it was a space to vent all of my feelings but looking back it didn’t help me recover in anyway.

I know this was a bit of a short one but I hope you all enjoyed nevertheless! I have struggled balancing work and my blog recently, so for the upcoming weeks you may have to bare with me. Thank you all for reading!

Until next time,

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30 thoughts on “What I Wish I Knew.

  1. Chanelle says:

    Yes, always pee after sex haha! It’s good you realise the difference between good guys and not so good guys, I can imagine if that’s all you knew it could be hard to break away from that xx

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  2. Chloe Luna says:

    This is some great advice! Also agree with you on the Tumblr one – I love Tumblr but if you follow the wrong people it can be a bad place encouraging dark issues, to put it one way. Very wise .xx

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  3. questionsfromateenager says:

    Number 2 & 3 are so important! I feel like everyone just has to learn number 2 by themselves because it happens to the best of us. But that’s how you learn about your self-worth and learn to be strong in saying “no” if something would otherwise harm you. And I wish school would have taught us about number 3, I know so many girls who ended up getting an infection or uti because they couldn’t be bothered to pee (or didn’t know about the risks)! This is some great advice, I really enjoyed reading this! x

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  4. Makeup by Erin says:

    I recently started putting in dry shampoo before I sleep and it helps SO much! I wish I had been doing it before! xx

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  5. kittyp0p says:

    Tumblr can be the worst rabbit hole, I swear! You’ll be loving a page one minute and then they’ll post something completely different off guard that makes you never wanna get back on the site. I’ll stick with WordPress where I adore everyone on my Reader (:

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  6. Hannah says:

    I wish they had told you to pee after sex in sexual health class rather than you having to find out from other girls. Thankfully never had an UTI but I have heard they are one of the most uncomfortable things. Something I know several people struggled with going into adulthood and in University was how long to wait before having sex with someone – sometimes they would wait a few dates and still the guy would leave after the deed was done or would find it elsewhere in the meantime. I wish guys would just state their intentions upfront!!! Loving these style of posts. xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      I can always rely on you to leave a super sweet message, thank you girl! Luckily I’ve never had one before either, but I can imagine they’re so horrible! I think Sex Ed should be so much more real and tell us things we actually need to know! xx

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      • Hannah says:

        Agreed! I think we literally learnt about STIs and the biology behind conception but that was it (I went to an all girl’s school so perhaps it was better in a mixed school?). It was only because I did Biology A Level and Physiotherapy that I learnt about the female and male anatomy. xx

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  7. diaryofanoversharer says:

    I agree so
    much on how Tumblr can be filled with triggers sometimes. I used it when it was super hyped just to see what it was like and I even felt like depression and suicidal thoughts were often romanticized.. Anyways, I really liked the tips 🙂 You’ve gained a follower for sure!

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