We are always encouraged to work hard. You know I talk about working hard and believing in yourself all the time. However, it is so important to remember to work on yourself too. You are a work of art that needs maintenance. It is so easy to forget to look after yourself inside and out because we are too caught up in being the best at our careers, looking after our families etc. A lot of us are even blinded to the fact we deserve the best in all aspects of life. I constantly receive messages of self-doubt, of people telling me they don’t like the way they look, the way their life is. Truth is, you need to work on yourself. I didn’t have self-love overnight. As you know I was once depressed and wanted to press an off button and disappear. It was only when I started working on my well-being that my attitude to my life changed.
Meditation helped me to realise my own potential. As I get older I am less insecure, not completely because I am human, but I have grown to love the person I am. I’d like to think I am kind, thoughtful, ambitious, determined, loyal and a great friend…with fab taste in shoes and has an eye for a good nude lipstick HA! What do you like about you? Forget what you don’t like, each and every person can easily list their hang-ups but find it harder to admit their strengths.
IT’S ONLY YOU THAT CAN MAKE A CHANGE
If there are things you can change to make yourself a better person then what is stopping you? All I hear is excuses but there is a way around everything. I recently stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a regular gym, full of men, but I thought, if I want to make a change to my body and keep it healthy I need to put my fear aside, I need to work. Forget what people think because people don’t think about you, they think about themselves – like you’re doing right now.
A few months back, I had a major life change, which I may speak about at some point. However, because of it, I have unintentionally been working on myself and I am feeling back on track after being knocked onto a track I wasn’t expecting. We can all adapt no matter the situation, always remember that.
Do things that make you happy, try meditating, write down your strengths, what you’re grateful for and look in the mirror and say some positive affirmations. You’ve got this, you can live a good life…I promise.
No one has a perfect life, some people just choose to make the most of what they’ve got.