Sometimes we focus so much on how we are perceived that we don't give ourselves permission to just be. Everything you do, every aspect of your life is scrutinised through the lens of the others as you do your best to please and appease them. It could be the way that you dress, your hair, … Continue reading Useless opinions
Letting go of old favourites
Around 6 years ago I came across a podcast and that I really enjoyed. However, shortly after I discovered it, it ended. I enjoyed the podcast so much that I followed the hosts on their next individual ventures. But overtime my interest in their work began to decline. It no longer felt suited to where … Continue reading Letting go of old favourites
4 Things that might be better than social media
This year I've found myself losing interest in social media. Sometimes social media feels like standing in a crowded room where everyone is shouting and you're searching for something but don't really know what you're looking for. Our time is precious and so rather than spending 15 minutes scrolling twitter reading tweets that you don't … Continue reading 4 Things that might be better than social media
What happens when we speak up?
This year I learnt lots of important lessons about speaking up. When we speak up we're being our authentic selves instead of hiding who we are. When we speak up we give people that care about us the opportunity to support us. When we speak up it's how we express that we value and care … Continue reading What happens when we speak up?
Difficult problems and light-hearted solutions
I recently found myself with a problem to solve that felt difficult. It was as if the more I tried to solve it, the more challenging it became and it felt so serious. But then, I tried lightening up and looking at things from a different perspective, and I managed to find a little humour … Continue reading Difficult problems and light-hearted solutions
Reflecting on your 2022 plans
When you look back on the plans you made for 2022, how do they match up with how your year actually went? I intentionally made very flexible plans for this year and put my real focus on a theme. Of the 12 things on my list I managed to do half of them without even … Continue reading Reflecting on your 2022 plans
How many times has this tweet been viewed?
Today I went on Twitter and saw a graph and number on the left hand side of each tweet indicating how many times it had been viewed. My first thought was if there was a way to turn it off. It doesn't benefit me to see how many times a tweet has been viewed. It's … Continue reading How many times has this tweet been viewed?
How to resolve a misunderstanding?
When it comes to resolving misunderstandings things can easily go wrong. But there are some things that can be done to try and get the best possible outcome. The person that misunderstood needs to be able to openly admit that they perceived things wrong. The person on the receiving end needs to accept that the … Continue reading How to resolve a misunderstanding?
Don't be so caught up in maintaining harmony that you spend your life putting your needs aside to please and appease other people.
The necessary boring bits
Sometimes the work required to produce the desired outcome is uninteresting or feels like a waste of time. Choosing not to do this work leads to a result that isn't as good as it could be. And so you have to make the choice between doing work that will pay off in the long run … Continue reading The necessary boring bits