I have a strong dislike for those articles that list 20 things you should/shouldn't do in your 20s. I always read them because I'm always drawn in, and then I'm always left judging everything I've ever decided in my 20s so far and questioning whether I'm doing anything 'right'.
One doesn't really know how to feel, when events unfold so close to home, such as the horrific attacks that recently hit 2 of the UK's most vibrant cities: Manchester, 2 weeks ago, and London last weekend. My reactions and those of the people I have spoken to seem to go a little like this: … Continue reading Positive thinking in the face of fear
There are 3 strands of mindfulness to master. your feelings, those around you, and your surroundings.
You catch yourself hearing a friend tell a really funny story and you wish you could make people laugh like that. You see someone on the train dressed in the most effortlessly stylish way and you look at your own outfit with sudden disgust. You hear a colleague explaining a complex concept you don't understand … Continue reading Quit the comparisons!
The world is so full of negativity. Sometimes I wonder how anyone manages to be cheerful if they have any shred of empathy for others. Because you see the homeless, those who have no shelter over their heads, you hear of horrific terror attacks where people have lost loved ones unfairly in the blink of … Continue reading How to make your own corner of the world a bit brighter, every day
Happiness comes from within. Where do I find it within me?
Next time you feel that spiral of despair coming your way...
Happiness is a choice. The amount of times I've heard that said. Or written on postcards, or inspiring instagram posts. And it's true, to a certain extent. Yet I don't think it bodes well when things are actually going really badly - you've just lost your job, or you've suffered a loss, or you've been … Continue reading Happiness is a choice, or many choices
We all face moments of self-consciousness, self-doubt and self-judgment in our day-to-day life. But if you put them all together, you realise just how ridiculously cruel you can be to yourself over the smallest things, and clearly a little self-belief can go a long way.