Think of someone who has really inspired you with what they have achieved. Someone who has taken massive action and won, grown, learned, overcome challenges or mastered a skill. How do you think that goal was accomplished? Did they wake up one day and achieve it all in 24 hours? Of course not.
As one of multiple millions of people who use Pinterest regularly, I find it to be an amazing source of inspiration for parenting hacks, interiors brainstorming, fun activities to do with kids and basically any whim or fancy which can be visually attained in just a couple of clicks.
I hate the word HARD. It's so uninspiring, so meaningless. It gives me chills down my spine and reminds me why I never seemed to achieve anything worth shouting about until I had children. I always thought life was hard.
Did the situation really change? Only in my head (how cool is that?). I made calculations and figured out what I could cut on if I were to work with her. I mentally got rid of everything inessential and discovered that I won't suffer much if I had to give it up.
Why? Because reflections are fun! To me they say - I am playing! So here are some ideas on why I think reflections are so awesome - and some of the myriad of things reflections will do for your photos.
Now, imagine a man asks me about what I do and I say that I am a Feminine Power Coach. Then he goes straight......oh, so you are a feminist? And of course his body language shows that he is about to withdraw as if he was in danger. Honestly, it's crazy how quickly people jump to a statement like this.
I'm serious. How often do you factor fun into your busy schedule? And by fun I mean pure unadulterated snorting, letting a bit of wee out, silly fun? Once a day? Once a week? Once a month? Once a year?
In recent months, there seems to have been an increase in the frequency with which the word 'mentor' is cropping up in policy documents and boardroom ...
As human beings, we are more likely to become experts at the things we enjoy because doing them doesn't feel like 'work' and we unconsciously put a lot of time and commitment to it (these are formulas to be an expert at anything). With this in mind, I wonder why people do not make their hobbies their full time jobs and make lots of money out of it.
Wake up to the blaring noise of an alarm clock; jump out of bed and rush to the shower; eat something quick and convenient in the car; speed through the traffic and drive aggressively in order to arrive at work on time.
Following your dreams is important. But never giving up on them is what makes them happen. This was very much the case for UK singer, songwriter, Jamie Lawson, who is the first artist to be signed by Ed Sheeran's new record label, Gingerbread Man. Here he shares how success is doing what you love.
The modern world is a manic place, juggling family life with work, keeping on top of the housework, the endless barrage of paperwork, not to mention keeping up to date with technology! There are so many things that demand our time and attention. And very often it leaves very little time for getting our own needs met.
People travel for different reasons. Some are seeking adventure, others relaxation, people trying to learn about themselves, about a new culture, to feel... I travel to see the world. Our planet is too big and too beautiful, I feel an urge to discover it, to experience it.
While, personally, I often feel (act) like I am 25 going on 19, especially where peanut butter habits and financial responsibility are concerned (AMIRITE?) there are some things I've picked up along the way, that as a totally-mature adult I try to remember and put into practice...
Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.
I've sat down to write this a thousand times. At least in my head I have. For the past few months I have been struggling with, for want of a better expression, writer's block. I have been drowning in doubt and question why I am even bothering whenever I open a word document. This has happened for both creative writing and blog posts.