January..To Me-uary

Two weeks in to January and let’s be honest, the resolution got left in resolutionville, about ten days ago. We all make them, we all say we will never make them again, but we still do. Being human, striving to change something and wanting to improve, are high up on the new year agenda, but what if we spend that time instead, on appreciating ourselves?

Appreciating ourselves is not being self-absorbed, its taking time to recharge our batteries, to consider what we want for the rest of the year ahead and be kind to ourselves. Throwing ourselves head first in to this year, won’t be productive. Of course be motivated and make our goals come true, but only when you are ready. Looking at what you have acheived, helps you decide what is next, but most importantly enjoy the moment.

Taking time out is always OK, never second thought this, being in the Arts is not a job but for life. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that we all need a break, to inspire and motivate us even more. Deciding on our next project or a direction for our lives, is not simple. It means we need to nurture ourselves, learn and grow.

Doing what is right for you, is always going to be different to someone elses life, so please try not to compare (yes, we all do it). You are unique, draw on your strengths and dont focus harshly on what you see as ‘weakness’, as this doesn’t exist. Instead, this is in fact just an area to improve upon in your life, but at your own pace, always.

Have a beautiful day and be kind 💜<<<<<<<

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When You Least Expect It…

When you least expect it, life can present something spectacular in your path. Sometimes it doesn’t. But, sometimes, it does. Life is by no means a fairytale, although, it can give you a sprinkle of unexpected magic. The surprise is what makes it so satisfying.

We spend so much time wanting, wishing and expecting that something to happen, we start to convince ourselves it won’t, rather than just letting it, well, happen. When we don’t spend all our time focusing on one thing we would to improve upon in our personal or professional lives, then we can actually relax.

Relaxing is both beneficial for our mind and body, destressing means that when life does throw us that gem, we can enjoy it. OK, enjoying is such a broad word, perhaps savour would be a better way to describe it. We need to focus on the joy we have, celebrate and realise we deserve that happiness.

Making goals is such a productive way to focus on what we want to acheive, but, by no means shall we believe we can truly plan. Nothing ever truly goes to plan. To be honest, a lot of the best things, are ones we never imagined could happen.

Not every day will be “perfect”-so celebrate the unexpected, have a beautiful week and be kind. ❤️