Posts tagged self-love
Letting go and making peace

Spending too much time in the not feeling enough zone stops us from understanding and fulfilling our true potential. Only in recent years have I realised just how important authenticity is. It’s about being real and being true to who you genuinely are and what your purpose is. There’s so much pressure to conform in life that we can lose connection with the path to our own happiness. Expectations and images are everywhere from the moment we wake up – it’s a competitive world when we follow ideal bodies and careers. I’m gradually pushing back and speaking up and my mantra is to only do what makes me happy. You are so worth it too.

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The joy thief and how to stop it running off with your valuables

‘Comparison is the thief of joy’, Theodore Roosevelt once said. This quote has helped snap my mind back into an uplifted place, as what is the use in feeling sad about something someone else has? Something that is very much outside of my control? Obviously, we can’t choose what we feel, but we can find strength in how we approach it.

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What a time to be alive

All we need is love. It’s a silent language, it can bring us together and pull us apart, but ultimately it is the one force that can change lives forever, even if it’s super hard to love ourselves. It is the one thing that hits us right in the heart when unexpected adversity strikes us and makes us grateful. I’m entering the new year with no resolutions, more with this mantra: “Find yourself, be yourself, love yourself.”. I hope that people may have the courage to just be themselves and to do whatever makes them happy.  

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Good enough is good enough

Aspirations like these don’t make you complete. They don’t make you worthy, they don’t make you enough. They don’t make you you. If we keep seeking for something so hard, do we ever have a chance of getting near it? In the words of Salvador Dali “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” So I’m going to try my best to be an imperfect perfectionist. 

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Living with anxiety

So let’s carry on living even when our shoulders are heavy, and take these awareness weeks and days to tell the truth if we can. I’m posting this here in the hope that someone who needs to know it, will know they’re not alone. I’m waving from where I am to you - just know you are stronger than your anxiety, you can do this and it is absolutely ok if you are not feeling ok. 

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Feeling the love from within on Valentine’s Day

We are in the short season where everything is pink, covered in heart-shaped confetti, Greggs are taking dinner bookings in some parts of the UK (and to be fair I would be up for that!), and Baileys just brought out a strawberry flavour. That is just the beginning of what is happening in your high street I’m always curious to see the most extravagant thing! (show us what you find!). 

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Talking for the first time

It wasn’t an easy choice to seek help, and for once it’s not something I’m finding easy to write about, but it’s time to talk. It’s just as normal as a blood test for your tiredness or a cast on a broken leg. To make it real, to help me process it, and so maybe I can add my voice to those helping pave an easier path to understanding about our mental health.

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Mundane self-care!

I advocate taking a deep breath. Giving yourself time. Do what you can and then congratulate yourself on that. Yeah, you might feel like a child for giving yourself a sticker for seeing a dentist, like a child, but guess what? We all have an inner child that needs looking after, too, and taking that time to acknowledge looking after yourself helps to fan that fog away, trust me.

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New Year: Look after you

Self-care is all too often overlooked, yet so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Let’s face it, life’s challenges aren’t going to get any easier if we don’t take care of our minds and bodies. In a world fuelled by “busyness” and a self-reliance/winning through life culture, it can be difficult to justify taking the time to nurture ourselves. Self-care is not selfish: we all have needs and we all deserve to be loved. We are all enough. 

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