1 Feb 2016

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

In the wise words of Theodore Roosevelt: "Comparison is the thief of joy". In this day and age, we are hardwired to compare ourselves with others. I have come to the realisation that you need to understand your negative thoughts before you can tackle them. It is fair to say that all of my niggling insecurities are based on unrealistic comparisons. 

It is so easy to be envious of other people's lives based on the image they project online but it is important to remember that, for most people, their social networking profiles or blogs only represent a limited part of their existence. For the month of February I am going to make a conscious effort to stop comparing myself with others and focus on being the best version of myself. 

I feel driven to identify aspects of my life that are undermining my confidence. I am really looking forward to embracing this journey. Wish me luck!

23 Jan 2016

Im Sick of Giving Up

It is so ridiculously easy to say we are going to change. We are faced with so many beautiful bloggers, going to exotic places and preaching about 'how to get the glow'. I feel like every Sunday night I commit to a week of clean eating, yoga and mediation - and here I am, at the end of the week laughing at my optimism.

I have the 'what', the 'how' and the 'why', but I can't change - my room is a tip, I had garlic bread and chocolate for lunch, I haven't done any of my work and I feel like crap.

The worst thing is, I can feel my body screaming at me to change. My tummy is heavy, my skin has broken out and I am drained of energy.

I keep trying to get on top of everything, but I can't seem to make the transition from saying I'm going to change, to actually changing. It seems like all these raw, vegan, superfood goddesses find it all so easy. I am grateful for all the blessings in my life but the truth is I just feel inferior and my visions feel out of reach. How do I make next week different?

13 Jan 2016

Taking Charge of my own Happiness

Hello and welcome to my new blog devoted to taking charge of my own happiness. It has come to my attention that certain aspects of my life are really bringing me down. I have decided that it is time for some big changes. I want to be the best version of myself and in my case, this journey is all about finding inner guidance and making changes internally that will shape my external environment.

I have this beautiful vision of what I want my life to be like, filled with sunshine, fresh fruit, yoga and love. It's going to be a slow process but I think writing about it will help me get there.

Heres to a sweet, sweet 2016!