Being busy is all the rage, especially in London. If your social life isn’t crammed full of catch ups, trips away and parties and if your work isn’t filled with new opportunities and endless task lists, then you’re falling behind in life. Or at least, that’s what we tell ourselves.
OK, so we all know that magic mushrooms are illegal and I have to begin this blog by stating that I am not suggesting that any of you go out and take magic mushrooms in the hope of attaining enlightenment.
For many of us, overthinking and worrying is our constant companion. We overthink everything…
We become inspired by things we see, read and experience in our daily lives, and are sometimes struck by an idea or an insight that we want to explore.
Time for a round-up of everything that has happened to me this year – both the good and the bad, plus a few nuggets of wisdom (if I do say so myself) that I hope is helpful to you.
I first stepped on to a yoga mat about 10 years ago, and a lot has changed since. Both physically and mentally. I'd just bought myself a cheap Adidas mat while I was studying abroad in France, while simultaneously suffering from a prolonged bout of food poisoning I'd caught in Thailand.
The moment when I don’t know what is going to happen next has become the moment that makes me unbelievably excited, and terrified.
So here's the thing. It is possible to combine all your passions and earn a living from them, if you want to make it work.
Between working a day job, finishing errands or chores or doing the admin for your business, writing for a blog often slips down the to-do-list. And sometimes it can feel like the last thing you want to do, especially since it involves thinking about what to actually write about and offers no immediate "reward".
Here's the thing with perfection: it's not real.
The rise of social media makes it a challenge not to compare yourselves to others on the glossy feeds of Instagram every so often, but you don't see the mess in the background. You don't see the edits, the fails, the re-takes, the slip-ups, the primping and preening.
How many times have you put off starting something new because you don't feel ready? There have been countless times in my past where I've been too scared to go for something because I felt like I wasn't "there" yet in my life, in my abilities.
I have learned along my path that what we receive is a mirror of what we give out. How we show up in our day to day lives determines what comes our way.
I always feel super busy around the Christmas period. I've got my group yoga classes and private 1:to:1's, which all need planning, my day job in marketing & advertising which is always fast-paced, as well as planning for Christmas!
If you're looking at this blog post and thinking that you'll never find your "passion" or "dream" life, I know the feeling.
Finding a balance in life is always a struggle. What with work, seeing family, catching up with friends, spending time with loved ones, it's no wonder that most of us feel unbalanced a lot of the time.