As I’ve got to know myself more over the years, I have come to realise what really works for my mind, body and soul. Through much trial and error, I have discovered the side effects to not starting my day right.
It’s such a simplistic concept, yet how often do you find yourself caught up in morning chaos?
Starting your day on a high note can hugely impact the quality of your day. Here are two actions that you can take to immediately transform the quality of your mental well-being, your physical health and your disposition toward life.
Self-expression is the key to becoming a master communicator but it can also skyrocket your overall health and wellbeing.
The more we learn to express our emotions and feelings daily, the lower our stress levels will be. Try this out.
1. Refrain from suppressing emotions in disagreements to keep the peace or because you hate and avoid conflict. This breeds anxiety, angst and adds stress to the body. It also negatively affects your relationships.
Are you looking to reinvent yourself?
Maybe you’re re-entering the workforce after having a baby, or returning from a sabbatical?
Or, maybe you’re about to launch your dream business into the world.
How do you make your entrance?
How do you pack YOU into 300 words or less?
Where do you begin? What do you highlight? What do you leave out?
It’s very common these days to be asked to produce a short bio or insert information about ourselves online - particularly groups, networks and for conferences.
And many of us just roll our eyes and think, ‘I’ll do it later’.
And this is why I do what I do.
I was recently having a conversation with a friend.
We’re both active. We both like to move our bodies. We both like to train. To be honest, I think she’s a machine - she sure gives me a run for my money. The importance she places on movement and exercise is a rare quality. Her consistent attitude to ‘just get it done’, inspires me.
When most people use the excuse of “I’m too tired.” She won’t.
The distance between dreams and reality is called action. The question is, are you prepared to take action. Are you willing to risk it all for what you love. Will you strive beyond measure to bring to life the thing that sets your soul on fire?
It's so easy to get caught up in the daily to-do's. It's easy for life to become a series of monotonous habits - if we let it. It's easy to let our relationships become normal, familiar and unexciting. It's easy to opt out and say "I'm busy".
I recently had someone sweep through my life very briefly. Temporarily, beautifully; like a hurricane. I know hurricanes may not seem beautiful and they tend to leave destruction in their path, but what they also do is wash away stagnant energy. They effortlessly spill into all crevices and break through closed doors. They tear down the old to bring a new beginning; a newfound you - a greater version of yourself; one you’ve never been. While this hurricane caused no damage, she definitely washed me clean.
What I am coming to appreciate with such a profound love is that people come into our lives for reasons beyond what our mind can always comprehend. Some come in for the long haul, others for cups of tea and others steal a kiss like the wind. Many times people come into our lives as a reflection to show us who we’ve grown into. To show us where we still hold our guard, and to gently assure us, it’s okay to put down our shield. It’s through others we get to see our beauty, our grandness and how wonderful we really are.
I wanted to travel more, yet my mind kept telling me it wasn't in the budget - or that I don't have the time now.
I knew that was a sweet little lie. I knew that was just an excuse my mind was using to keep me small and confined within my comfort zone.
You see, waiting to do what you want to do because of money (or time) will keep you in that space with that story of "When I have this, then I'll go". Or substitute that for when I have this I'll do that.
Now, it wasn’t always clear cut for me.
I have been crippled with the idea of what my so called “gift” was. Over time I felt pretty sure it was just some made up bollocks like “purpose” (hold up, keep reading) and life forgot to give me one.