The gift of volunteering
"How do I stop worrying so much about what other people think?"
I call them secret habits because believe you me I was unaware of them.
I've met a number of people recently who are comfortable in their jobs but unhappy. The problem is they feel trapped.
Empowerment is a hot topic. The idea that we can step into our brilliance and self empower is a sexy subject and something most of us will admit to wanting in our lives. Yet empowerment assumes that we understand how we disempower ourselves and in my experience that's the piece that often stays hidden in the shadows. I believe this means that we slap plasters on wounds instead of really healing the pieces that give us authentic empowerment.
Do you sometimes feel like you're never going to get this juggling act of parenting, work and life right? Do you keep reading and gaining more information but get stuck in applying it? This post is about simple wisdom from a beautiful soul who cared enough to help me when I was struggling. It's the kind of wisdom that I feel needs passing on with loving kindness to all parents who spin plates and sometimes feel alone .
Picture the scene, you've spent the best part of a year thinking ahead to your long awaited summer holiday. You've been working out, planning what you'll do when you're there, loaded up your Kindle, had all the waxing, pedicures and everything else done and you're just so ready and up for it. You arrive at the hotel and feel like your heart sink. Seriously? Is this it? It's nothing like the photos.
It's easy to go through the motions of your life. One day feels much like another and suddenly you notice you feel like Shirley Valentine talking to the wall or the meteorologist in Groundhog Day who's stuck on repeat. Where do you start when you want to somehow begin again?