Category: Happiness

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

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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Learning to Let Go

Let go

As Autumn is rapidly approaching, now is a great time to let go. Whilst trees are dropping leaves, we can mirror this and drop any doubts we may be feeling.

Give your Feelings Some TLC

Checking in with ourselves is so important for our mental health. Having an understanding of our feelings and thoughts can give us a great insight into what is going on in those great minds of ours.

If you listen to yourself in a way which suits you, perhaps a full body scan through meditation, you will come to understand yourself better. With this, you can decide if there are any underlying emotions which can be let go of.

Picture letting go. I am not going to tell you how to do this, as each of our imagination’s will be so very different.

Take a leap of faith into the new and unknown, ready to start a new chapter feeling light and free.

Practice makes Perfect

Although there is no such thing as perfect…

Letting go seems simple, however, some of us may struggle more than others. This is totally normal.

This is because our mind is a muscle, so being consistent is key. Pushing ourselves out of that comfort zone is the only way we will ever change.

We have to build up this muscle through training, we are shaping our mind. Learning a new skill takes time, energy, persistence and patience. If you understand this and are ready to let go of bottled up thoughts, then I believe in you.

Let Go of the Fear

Many of us are afraid or a little anxious of the unknown. If you think about it, nothing is really known. We don’t know exactly what will happen tomorrow, or next month, so why waste energy worrying about it.

Things happen for a reason, life is full of lessons. I believe we need to start trusting the unknown and letting whatever happens, simply happen.

If you think about it, scientists have a lot of unknowns as well. We don’t know what is in this universe, if there are other life forms or when the world will end. But, I bet you we don’t sit and worry about these things everyday do we? No, because they are unknowns and out of our control. 

That is where we let go. Using this logic may help you let go in your own life and start trusting what is around you.

Thank you for reading.

Love,

Eloise Xx

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Happiness is a Way of Life

You may have heard the saying “happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey”, and as corny as this may sound, it is definitely true.

Happiness

Stop Waiting for Happiness

If you spend your life thinking “I will be happy when…” then trust me, you will never be happy. Happiness comes from within, therefore, your mindset will have a major impact on the way you feel.

In a time where we live our lives online, many of us may find ourselves comparing our looks and lives to others. Remember that Instagram shows the fun parts, the things people want you to see. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, if you know me, you will know I love sharing photos.

However, if we keep this attitude of comparisons, we will also struggle to feel happy. It is actually detrimental to our mental health.

The Best Time is NOW

If you really start embracing the present moment, you will be really living! Now is the time you can start something new, break an old habit and really make a change.

Yes, you may plan ahead and be organised, however, arranging to do something ‘tomorrow’ will be actually done in the present moment.

A saying my Grandad ingrained into me, which at a young age, I struggled to understand;


“Today is tomorrow, yesterday.”

If you think about it, then there is nothing untrue about that quote. It goes to show how time passes.

Be Happy and Be You

Feel your happiness. Find your happiness. The way you think impacts the way you feel.

Of course, there are things and people that can make you happy. But, happiness is a feeling and it is sourced from your own head. Keep on doing the things which add to your happiness. Spending time with positive people will also remind you to think happy thoughts.

Thank you so much for reading, as always!

Love,

Eloise Xx

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