Let’s not be silly.
I’ve been through it when it comes to my skin. (And emerged triumphant!)
Stick to a skincare routine that you can keep up with. If you can’t consistently use all twenty of those products that you felt obliged to buy at some point (and now feel obliged to use – we’ve all been there); condense it.
Make it work for you.
Ebay is your friend. You’ll be surprised what people will buy.
Colouring in the within the lines. A letter to myself: questions.
Whose dream are you chasing?
Whose timeline have you come to adopt as your own?
Who defined your limits?
Who told you how far is too far?
When did you inherit this doubt?
When did your goals become dreams; dreams become wishes and wishes become unattainable.
When did you realise how far is too far?
When did you find silent contentment in something you never wanted.
If there were no lines, no prescribed boundaries, no end to one page; nor beginning to another; where would your brush strokes start and where would they end?
If there were no lines, what colours, shapes, and hopes would your heart desire.
Is this what you really wanted?
Don’t run someone else’s race. Don’t chase what they said would fulfil you.
Run from regret.
A seven-step guide to taking care of yourself.
Dealing with self-hate, cultivating a spirit of self-love and avoiding subconscious self-sabotage. I wrote this for myself, I needed this. And now I offer it to you.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you still alive?
- Is it that bad?
- Against whose criterion are you really evaluating yourself?
- What are the realistic worst possible consequences of the particular action/s
- Forgetting the past, what steps can you take to mitigate any realistic damages?
- Is there any possibility that your sentiments exist within a vacuum of self-doubt, pity and self-hatred; or that your evaluation of self is based on the arbitrary standards of others or warped social norms?
- It’s not easy, but work to forgive yourself. Your forgiven self is the most capable version of yourself to move forward, find solutions and mitigate damages.
Cheers, peace & love.
Here’s a thought:
Life is short.
We are here today; gone tomorrow.
In the grand scheme of things, 90% of what we worry about is of zero consequence. We worry about the actions of others (that we cannot change) but not about what will be said of us at our funeral.
Or what legacy we will leave behind. What our mark will be on our community; or world.
Why not turn off your phone for the weekend. What’s the worst that could happen?
I think many of us could do with just a little perspective.