Why gratitude is important Gratitude has been proven to reduce stress. The act of focusing on the positive things throughout life is the foundation of mindfulness practice. What has made you smile today? What moments in your hectic day did you feel good? Gratitude does not have to be about big things; it can be…
Blogging can encourage doubt Being a blogger can be the most magical experience. Blogging can be a wonderful experience. It can help you work through thoughts, connect with amazing people and find your own voice. However, with everything that is enjoyable, there are pitfalls; the main one being blogger’s doubt. Doubt; is it good? Doubt can help us survive,…
January is a month we associate with fresh starts, resolutions and changes in our life and often many people decide that this year they want to lose weight. The diet and fitness industry is worth billions and often capitalises on all those people who have had one too many mince pies over the Christmas period and feel the pinch of their trousers and shirts after the festive period is packed up for another year
I am writing this in a serious state of annoyance and frustration, every ounce of my being is on the verge of saying ‘just give up’. I have been in this place many a time over my lifetime, at the point where I cannot take much more, wanting to hide under the duvet and refuse to come out. I am being eaten up by feelings of worthlessness; I try to do my best as a person but it just seems like whatever I do, I cannot win, even if I have the best intentions I am still wrong.
There is a demon inside my head and it is telling me that I am not good enough
Nobody likes being ill; that grotty feeling where your body has a mind of its own, pain is abundant and you cannot function properly. We have all felt the vulnerability that being ill has brought into our lives, you are just not the same person.
As some of you might know I’ve been trying my best to live my life more positively and try not to take all the negatives in life to heart. This is very much easier said than done as I am terrible at following my own advice. I posted recently about five things that keep me sane but I really haven’t had the time to do these things at the moment, I feel a bit miserable about that.
Why is boosting others important?
If hatred breeds hatred then surely doesn’t the same apply to happiness? If anger and sadness can spread like a wild contagious disease that can tear people down people’s spirits and break up relationships then I believe that being kind and positive can do the opposite; it can build people’s spirit and nurture relationships just like sunlight and water can encourage a plant to grow.