Finding Yourself!

Hey everyone,

The start of the month I attended the wellness event “Align” hosted by Cliona, her Instagram name is  “clionaohanlonwellness”. I went to this event with the girls from work, being honest I didnt know what to expect but I enjoyed the day and the athmosphere in the room was incredible. There was a few times during the day I got emotional and was tearing up at some stages. Cliona is a special lady and has such a special gift! Watch out this lady is going to be everywhere in the future.

We were told to bring pen and paper but I was so interested during the day I wrote noting but I took home a lot of things that will help with my life aswell as others from this event. I would like to share  what I picked up on the day and I would be glad if it helped just once person!

I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this but I was in the car the other morning and heard on the radio that Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in young girls in the whole of the EU.. This is really upsetting but it also got me thinking about those that don’t talk about it all especially males, they don’t talk about things or feeling so bottle up everything to themselves.. We have to get people to speak and we have to listen! Sometimes we say we are fine, when in fact we are not! Your mental health should come first and do not let anyone tell you otherwise, taking time off is so important!

Everybody will suffer at some point in there life such things as a breakup, a death in the family, money problem, loss of job, something in life will come and try its best to put you down! I understand these surcumstances I have gone through these types of things but I have come out the other side quite well where some people don’t. The most important thing to try and do is try overcome it and make positive actions. A positive mindset is needed to be had towards these things that try beat you down but yes, I know as hard as it sounds, Positive action needs to be had to beat it! Far too many of us are living our lives in fear but at the end of the day, everything works out in the end and we will all have to cross that difficult bridge or crossroads when it comes to it.

Whatever it is you are going through even if it is pure hell, it will NOT last, remember there is more good times than bad, more love than hate, so no matter what your thinking at the moment everything will all change for the better just be patient and talking is that beginning of change. Even if it is just to a wall, get it all out there, out of your system!

A main problem to mental health issues is defiantly Social Media. We are all part of a big Social Media Bubble now a days.. Following big inluencers or celebritys gets you down and makes you feeling and thinking that you are not good enough. People show the best bits in life when things are never as they seem. Someone could look great, have an amazing house, always on holidays but gaurentee there is a million and one things going on in the background that we don’t know about! Growing up I remember coming home saying “oh so and so has this or that” to my mam and she would always turn around and say “Don’t compare yourself to others” and this has always stuck in my head and I never did! It doesn’t help you with your goals, if comparing is how you evaluate your worth, you will always be losing. Instead of trying to be as good or better than others, focus your energy on being the very best version of yourself!

The last update on the Iphones tells you how much screen time you have spent on your phone in a week. At the start I was like oh god but no it is a good thing because it actually breaks down what you actually use on your phone. About 85% of my time on my phone was social media! When I spotted this I made sure for myself to take a break from social media for a while in evenings and start reading or just lying down listening to music having abit of me time even having a pamper session! A major thing with mental health is about putting your mind to something else and more positive. This is like what I am doing and picking up a book, listening to more music, running or any active work. Anything to get your minds off things that bother you. Some times I find we can get caught up in our heads and overthink and worry about things before its even happened and putting yourself into a situation that may not happen or through the situation twice!

 

a movie quote, but I thought it went well with pushing myself while working out!Stop all those excuses and bust through those fears and get out of your own way!!

 

Ideas for practicing self care:

  • Physical – going for a walk, swim, play with a dog, take a bath, dance
  • Mental – no1 turn your phone off, read a book, start a DIY project, drawing, learn a new skill i.e photography
  • Emotional – Yoga, meditate, talk to a friend, start a journal
  • Drink plenty of water, green tea, light a candle and defuse essential oils!

The Stigma Behind Mental Illness
Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.- - Unknown - Inspirational Mental Health Awareness Quotes #quotes #quote #happyquotes #postivequotes #inspirationalquotes

Quote on mental health: Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water, Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.Notice the silence.Notice your heart.Still beating. Still fighting.You made it, after all.You made it, another day.And you can make it one more. You're doing just fine - Charlotte Eriksson. www.HealthyPlace.com

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Stop Comparing yourself to others

“Comparison is the thief of joy”- Theodore Roosevelt

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Comparing yourself to others is such a common thing I think it human nature! Self confidence can be one of those things that people may have lots of or be lacking. I am not surprised because social media has become a major thing in our life’s and your seeing different types of things and comparing your life to there’s. With social media, comparing ourselves to others, it’s in our face now more than ever before!

When we were younger you would remember coming home saying “Everyone else in my class has a phone why can’t I?” Or “So and So has it, why can’t I?”… and I remember my mother saying “Don’t compare yourself to them because your not them!” And that has stuck in my head, always! Now a days its things like your cup of tea in bed to her cocktail by the beach,the toned gym stomach to your jelly belly its things more like job titles and success, income levels, looks, lifestyle and house size that we compare ours to. The thing is we see there happy moments behind that nobody shares there bad times they want everyone to see there “happy” moments! Nobody boasts about bad things, do they? No!

There is loads of things you can compare yourself to others about but it’s bad thoughts that bring you down and takes joy away from your life and making you feel not good enough as a result. With these bad thoughts and comparing we should turn them to positive even making goals in your life but it’s all about, once your happy! You will notice that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!

So, relax.. take a step back, think about what you have going on in your life. You have made it this far, made your own pathway, career and relationship. GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK!  Don’t let someone else’s choices bring you down, think of your own and be positive! You are awesome! 

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Body Confidence!

While my blog focus on fashion and beauty, I want to just take a moment and do a different style of post about something that is a major issue lately which is Body Confidence.

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What is body confidence and why all of a sudden has it become a major issue? I think its sad how we live in a world where the people who are our role models are photoshopped and airbrushed.You will never look like the girl in those pictures, The girl in the pictures doesn’t even look like the girl in the pictures!!

Growing up I didn’t have much access to the internet as phones back then just had google not like now where you have apps such as Instagram and Snapchat. When I was a teenager we only had a site called Bebo. So growing up we didn’t see what every young person is seeing now.

Todays generation lack confidence, theres always something they don’t like about themselves. I think most of us are scared of being judged because theres people out there who judge! This is a miserable way to live! If someone would focus on what they do like about someone, point out what was good about the person … What a different, happier and more positive life we would have. We need to ignore everyone and just do it for ourselves. Don’t not wear the amazing outfit because you don’t feel confident in it,  You only live once, Wear it and be proud of who you are, accept your own body shape and be confident!

The fact a size 0 model still exists and seeing images on magazine covers is making a lot of people go on diets and making them check the scales more than once a day and over do it which isn’t right! Go on a diet for yourself not for someone else!!Body confidence isn’t about numbers on scales or clothing sizes! I realize now that everyone has flaws – Even the most prettiest models have flaws. Us woman tend to over look the amazing things about our bodies and focus on the negative and what we see as flaws. Everyone cant look the same, the world would be boring otherwise. Don’t imagine yourself looking like Kylie Jenner or someone like that because that’s not you! Instead of looking at those looks and figures that would be unachievable (airbrush) we need to spend time to appreciate our own beauty and make the most of it. Just be confident in yourself! And learn to love your body.              Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves?

 

Staying Positive!

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Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend on this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (Dont drink to much..) I havnt been doing much with my blog the last while but I apologize, I have not been myself the last while, but I am back in the zone!  So today’s topic is something that has been lingering in my mind for a couple of weeks.

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Amino Energy

imageLately I have been feeling very tires and a lack of energy so I started using the  Optimumn Nutrition Amino Energy. Apart from it tasting amazing it also gives me a natural boost of energy, I would say its like having a coffee! You can also change up the intensity of the energy boost by having more or less scoops per drink. Its packed with essential amino acids which gives me a sharp focus to concentrate better at work and it also helps with recoverys!

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