Do you consider yourself a kind person? Kindness; “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. Seems simple enough to say that we are kind, a lot of us would like to think we are kind as much as we would like to think that others afford that attribute to our personality as well. Kindness…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how life is like the seasons. We go through happy days; full of sunshine and light, where things seem to flow a little easier, people are drawn to us naturally, and well, it’s just a little lighter and more summery.
If you find it hard to juggle it all and look good doing it, this one is for you!
For the last couple of weeks, I feel like I’ve been running a marathon, each and every day. Some days it’s a sprint to get the most critical things finished. Some days it just feels like I’m falling further and further behind, I’m chasing my tail, and I’m a little hamster on the wheel of life, churning around and around. And the thing about having a lot on your plate is that the harder you work, the less you seem to achieve!
Human being’s we are wonderful and complex creatures. For all our brains, power and ability we can often be too smart for our own good. We over think things, magnify the small and insignificant and give into fear more than we care to admit.
I have been trying to be mindful in my daily life of not getting too absorbed in my own shit and trying not to magnify the bad instead of amplifying the good. When we are being mindful and trying to change a habit it seems to become a big deal in life, am I right
Creating content is something I love – Light, textures, place all tie into to creating gorgeous photos and content, and I also love to write. But as any creative would know there are many times, weeks or season when creativity doesn’t come…
Meltdowns, we all have them, we all get to a point in our week, month or day when we just starting feeling overwhelmed, and like it’s all a bit too much. This morning I had an epic meltdown – I felt tired… like the world was against me and like it was all too hard… It is not one thing in particular, but a series of things that led to me feeling like this and as the tears followed I allowed myself to just be with it, to roll with it.
I worked half my day from my bed, with a pot of tea, in my Pj’s and with my laptop. I needed to get work done, and that was how it was going to roll, and you know what that’s Ok.
Startup life often means working from home, which I mainly and for the most part love. I have an office, I don’t have any problems with motivating myself to do my work and if anything the struggle I have is to have better boundaries and stop working so much… and when deadlines are building, and the work is pilling up working from home can be great because you get up, do a work out and then you are straight into your workday.
In life, love and work you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. At some stage in our lives we all realise this, and the sooner we do, the better our lives are. I was lucky to recognise this in my mid 20’s, and as a result, my relationships, friendships and overall self-esteem have been all the better for it. It is a beautiful thing when you just don’t give an F what anyone else thinks about you…
Courage, persistence and resilience have become daily words that bobble around in my head since I started my own business…
Courage because it takes a particular kind of madness, courage or recklessness (whatever you want to call it) to step out of a stable full-time job and follow your passions. To pursue a dream that no one can see but you. To sink your savings into a dream and take on debt. And spending your time working harder than you ever have in your life for less money than you’ve ever earned in those early days to get a business up and running.
Managing yourself and your expectations of what you think you should be doing and what you are actually capable of doing is an interesting learning in life. When we are Kid’s we are managed by our parents and told when you go to bed, to eat our veggies and to rest when we are stressed.