Finding Inspiration When you Need it…

Inspiration

Some days I wake up feeling inspired. I am ready to take on the day, I have a new set of goals and nothing will stop me from smashing them. Other days, I wake up lacking this. Finding inspiration when you’re not in the right frame of mind to do so can be difficult.

Take Some Time Out

The most productive thing I have learnt when I am feeling uninspired is to just stop. We all lead busy lives, with work to go to, gym sessions to complete, TV shows to watch and friends to meet. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming to keep on top of it all.

I have recently found that the best way to deal with these feelings is to take some time out. Take time for yourself to assess your goals. Spend time doing the things you really love. Start putting yourself first. Inspiration will come when you are happy and relaxed.

Don’t Chase Something you Don’t Want

I believe we can all be guilty of chasing goals we don’t really want to achieve. Just because someone else is doing something does not mean you have to do it too.

We are all on our own paths and we really should be doing what we want to do. Ask yourself – “What do I want? Why do I want that? How will I achieve that?” Follow what you actually want to do, not what other people want you to do.

If you are continually struggling with something, start reassessing why you are doing it. You will find it is either because you don’t really want to do it, or you are going about it in the wrong way.

A Change in Direction for Inspiration

Changing your focus and shifting your mindset may be enough for you. Finding inspiration happens in different ways for all of us. Find what works best for you.

Once you have decided what it is you actually want to do, you will probably be very motivated to do so. People who know me know that I am very tenacious, and if I have my mind set on something, I will do all I can to achieve it. I am not a giver upper, nor should you be.

I really believe we all have a drive within us to achieve the things we truly want to do. Of course, you will not wake up everyday feeling inspired. However, I encourage you to recognise this feeling and start asking yourself why you feel this way.

I hope you all fuel your own inspiration. There really is no time like the present and if you want something, I believe you will smash it! I don’t believe in luck, but I do believe hard work pays off – so if you want to achieve a goal, put your mind to it and just get it done!

Thank you for reading.

Eloise Xx

Striving to be your Best, Not for Perfection

“Striving for perfection” is a statement I strongly disagree with. Firstly, what even is perfect? (Having all the required or desired elements, absolute), AKA – there is no such thing.

We seem to be living in a world where people are trying to portray themselves in this way. Instagram and other forms of social media are abundant with posts where people are sharing their “perfect” lives. I believe this is beginning to cause more harm than good – especially for younger generations who are vulnerable and exposed to these sorts of images.

Now, I would be hypocritical if I tried to deny loving a post on the insta. However, I believe the posts I share are reflective of my life and of course I only share the best bits – that is why we must remember that social media is typically a highlight reel. Do not compare. Do not follow people who make you feel shit.

Forget Everyone Else, You do YOU

A common attribute people seem to have these days is to seek approval from others. When did we stop trusting ourselves? Why are we not listening to our own instincts? We need to value our own opinions.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge advocate of asking others for help, advice and just being open in general. However, there is a point where we have to take back the responsibility for ourselves.

Ultimately, we are in control of our lives. Other people’s opinions should not alter or deter the decisions we make. Live for you. Be you. Do you.

Take Back your Control

If you are reading this and resonate with it, perhaps there are things in your life that you want to achieve, but someone has said something that has lead you to be filled with doubt. Please bear in mind that you can take back your control over this.

Self belief goes a hell of a long way, no matter how big or small your goal. Take the responsibility for yourself.

I hope you are able to take something away from this post today. I was inspired by a number of conversations I have had recently and it made me realise we need to be striving to be our best selves. Here are a few things I would like you to remember:

  • Don’t let other people’s negativity stop you from achieving your goals
  • Take responsibility for your own actions, then you and only you can be held accountable
  • Mistakes are a way for us to grow – they teach us lots of important lessons
  • You are in control of your life, as are you with your social media use
  • Believe in yourself
  • There’s no time like the present
  • There is no such thing as perfection

Eloise Xx

Goal Setting: There is No Time Like the Present

At a time of year where everyone is setting themselves unrealistic new years resolutions, I thought we should all be reminded to take a moment to reflect. I never set resolutions, I find them pretty pointless, however, I do set myself some goals to achieve.

Don’t Wait for the “Right” Moment

I am a firm believer that if you want to make a change, the only thing stopping you is yourself.

Life waits for no one, there is never going to be a perfect time to do something. There will always be distractions and perhaps a negative voice inside your head.

The time is now, if you want something, you have to be prepared to do what it takes to make it happen. I believe we are all capable of whatever we set our minds to. The power of the mind is absolutely incredible, so start believing in yourself!

New Year, Same Me

Personally, I think the most annoying phrase at this time of year is “new year, new me”. You are always going to be the same person, but of course you can change your thought processes and make physical changes to your appearance if you desire.

Something which I think needs to be more appreciated is the person you are RIGHT NOW. You are amazing, you always have been.

Stop wishing for so much change and start sending love to the you that is already here.

I say it every year, I am not going to change in the new year and that is still true for 2019. I honestly feel so happy with where I am in my life right now and have learnt to love myself and I want you to do the same.

Set Goals and Stop the Excuses

Rather than making a somewhat unrealistic list of new years resolutions, use this time to reflect. Look back at how much you have achieved in this past year, it is probably a lot more than you think.

We have heard them all “I am going to eat healthier, I am going to go the gym”… Why are they always so body centred?

The goals I set are relevant to my life situation. For instance, at the beginning of 2018 I made a list of things I wished to achieve that year, including getting a 2:1 in my second year of university and getting a work placement. These were achievable and I began my year with the intention of doing them, therefore, they both came into fruition.

I believe in 2019 we could all do with a bit more happiness and a bit less worry…

  • Take no bullshit
  • Listen to your intuition
  • Have a hell load of fun!

I wish you all the best for the year ahead and life beyond.

Love,

Eloise Xx

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Our Thoughts Become Our Realities

Have you ever heard of the law of attraction? It is simply the idea that explains how our lives are created through one thing; our thoughts.

The Power of the Mind

Many of us do not realise how powerful our minds are. We have thousands, perhaps even millions of thoughts that cross through our minds each day. Many of these are so small, we think of them as insignificant.

The truth is, everything we think about becomes our reality. We are creating our own lives through our thoughts and the way we think.

This can be an overwhelming concept to grasp, as we also have negative thoughts which create negative outcomes.

Positivity and Thoughts

A positive thought vibrates at a high energy level and is so extremely powerful. If you think about the way your mind can talk you into doing something, that is an example of this positive though process.

However, negative thoughts can easily spiral out of control. Like positive ones, we can talk ourselves out of something due to an overload of negative thoughts.

We can easily become stuck in a negative thought pattern which will become visible in our reality.

We Can Make the Change

Naturally, some days we will wake up and feel low. Understanding that we can control how long we feel this way for is a very powerful tool to grasp.

Always accept how you feel, listen to what your body is telling you and let it do what it wishes. Sometimes we require silence, stillness and rest. Other days, we will wake up feeling energised and radiant. 

We are able to shift these thought patterns whenever we feel ready. After feeling low, we can shift our mindset into a more energised one and then we will feel lifted and light. If we continue allowing our mind to feel low and perhaps negative, we will continue to feel this way in ourselves.

Once we grasp the concept that we can actively make that shift, we understand that we are able to live our lives to their full potential and listen to the paths that have been set out for us!

Thank you for reading.

Love,

Eloise Xx

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