*Brag alert!* Feeling pretty pleased with myself after receiving an email from one of Arianna Huffington’s team (the Arianna Huffington who co-founded the Huffington Post) asking me to write for her wellness startup Thrive Global which has a cross-platform audience of 25M! This is the first time I’ve been asked to write, I’ve always had to ask so I’m super chuffed 😁🌈✨💖
There are literally hundreds and thousands of distractions in the world. ✨ So many things for our minds to contend with and choose what to filter out and what to focus on. A lot of which is done automatically and subconsciously, and not always for our betterment. ✨ Take a conscious look at what you let into your space and get rid of anything that makes you feel like you’re not good enough, or like you’re not where you “should” be. ✨ If you’re feeling crappy, look at what’s making you feel that way, or at least what’s contributing to it. ✨ Let it go and replace it with something that boosts you, that makes you smile or laugh and feel good. ✨ Create an environment for yourself to thrive. Just like you’d water a plant and give it sunlight, you gotta create the environment for yourself that allows you to grow and be the best most authentic version of yourself. Cos life’s too short baby, let’s have fun 😊💖🌈✨🦄
If the worry of what other people might think of you is stopping you from doing something you really want to do or being who you really want to be, remember that we’re all equal as human beings. Sometimes it may not feel that way and maybe you live in a society that tells you you’re less than. But honestly, that sentiment comes from fear and insecurity on the part of the person making that judgement. Life is way too short and precious to live yours the way other people want you to live it. You’re not here to appease anyone’s insecurities, you’re here to be the fullest expression of who you are and share/inspire the world with your authenticity. Regardless of what others think, choose to see yourself as equal and just as worthy and deserving as anybody else. Practice being yourself even in small ways by expressing your opinions, checking your feelings of being intimidated at the door and by actively doing the things and being the person you really want to be. No one else will do this for you, it has to come from you. You need to take control. You can take control. Much love, Amy xx Ps: If you wanna come along to a workshop or a talk that I’m giving, check out the link in my bio 😊💖🌈✨
I’m over here reading a psychology article cos I’m smart like that 🤓🤣 and this concept really grabbed me. The absence of mental illness doesn’t mean the presence of mental health. There’s a state in between that many people fall into which can be described as “languishing in life”. To be mentally healthy can be described as flourishing in life and while a lot of people can honestly say they’re not mentally ill, they also couldn’t say that they’re flourishing either. For this group of people (I’ve definitely been part of this group before and still occasionally find myself visiting from time to time) acknowledging the absence of mental health can be a difficult thing to do because they know they’re not mentally ill and therefore “should” be happy with their lot in life. But this section of the population still struggle with fears and insecurities that go onto have huge effects on their lives as a whole. It’s never selfish or undeserved to strive to flourish in life and if that means reaching out for help and/or educating yourself then you must do it. Don’t risk the regret of not taking action when it’s too late.
Had such a fun time doing my Happiness Session Workshop tonight at @bhutilondon. Check out this pic of the gorgeous view of #richmond that I took on the walk back to my car 😍. If you wanna get some good vibes going, spend some time working on being your best self and enjoy the beauty of Richmond, come and join me for more workshops on Wednesday nights at 7.15pm. Check the link in my bio for more info 💖🌈✨🦄⚡️