Don’t Strive for Perfection

Perfection – defined as: “a state of perfect”. What is perfect? No one knows the answer to this because perfection doesn’t exist. Striving for the best is the very greatest thing you can do, however, perfection is something totally different.


You are Capable of Beautiful Things

Understanding your own powers and capabilities is a grand task. You have an unlimited potential and if you live knowing you are trying your best and working your hardest, there is nothing more you can do.

I mean this not just in relation to say, work, but also in yourself. You are never going to have a perfect mind because there is no such thing. To really be truly happy, you must just let life be. If you are living each day and loving it, then you are living. Trying to make everyday perfect will drain you. No one on earth has ever been perfect.

Let’s Not Categorise Ourselves

Today, many of us seem to label ourselves. Ask yourself this – why? Why are you trying to categorise yourself into being something or someone? If perfection isn’t real, then is it not enough to just be who you are. I believe social media has a big impact on this, but understanding that you shouldn’t be living to please others is a great life lesson.

Aim High, Not for Perfection!

Aim for the best, aim for being the best version of you. Think big! Do not be afraid of failure. Failing is one of the best life lessons we can possibly experience. Throughout our lifetimes, we never stop learning. Life is meant for learning and mistakes often make our most valuable lessons.

There is a difference in trying your hardest and trying to be perfect. Yes, you will be faced with many obstacles along the way but find a way around them, under them, over them or through them.

Your idyllic life will come if you are happy. Happiness is always, in my opinion, the best place to begin with anything.

Thank you so much for reading.


Eloise Xx

The True Value of Kindness


Kindness is a positive behaviour which involves affection, warmth and generosity. These are all traits which will cause no harm if we spread more of them.

A Little Bit of Kindness Goes a Long Way

Remember that no matter how small an act of kindness is, it won’t go unnoticed. However, being kind should be more of a natural state. Expecting thanks is having a need to receive after giving. This is not necessary. When we give, it should be out of the kindness of our heart and not to gain something back. Of course, not including work, that is a separate matter. But, giving in life should be done more often.

Generally, people will be grateful for your kindness. Something I have learnt is that not everyone finds it easy to give thanks. On the other hand, I do believe there is a fine line between being taken for granted though. You will be able to work this out for yourself.

Always Be Nice

The word ‘nice’ actually makes me flinch. I am using it though because everyone knows the definition of nice and I also like to think we all know how do act this way. Being a pleasant person costs you nothing. I don’t think it can be argued against – kindness is the best and free way to spread positive energy.

If you have had a bad day, it is absolutely not fair to take it out on someone else. Remember that you are in control of your reactions and your ego plays a part in this. Letting things go is a great technique to help live a calmer life.

Keep in mind that you really do not know what others are going through. Including friends or family, even. Therefore, if you are pleasant, there should be no negative consequences.

Being the Helping Hand

Sometimes we need a little help. The song With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles springs to mind. Okay, bar the “I get high with…” line. However, The Beatles cleverly encapsulated the need we all have to allow our friends to help us.

A friend may need someone to listen to them, or a shoulder to cry on. If you can, be that person. Not only will they be glad to have you, you will also feel good. Furthermore, the universe will reward you in a way you deserve.

Thank you for reading.


Eloise Xx


Staying True to Yourself

Stay True to Yourself - Eloise Burns

Hello all. Staying true to who you are is such an important thing to remember as you go about your everyday life. It is easy to get swept up by the wash of social media and people living through screens.

You are Good Enough

Self worth is absolutely key. The way you value yourself is what ultimately affects how you feel. Filling yourself with loving and kind words are going to lift your spirits. Believe you are good enough. If somebody doesn’t like you for who you are, then you don’t need them in your life.

I am a preacher of understanding and embracing what you have. Knowing that you are this wonderful being should be enough to get you out of bed every morning. You are capable of great things, I believe in you. Knowledge is power.

Letting Love Be

The power of love can often be undermined. Love is more powerful than we can probably ever believe or interpret and letting it stand for what it is is a great way to attract more love.

If you want to love, let yourself love. Likewise, if someone loves you, let them love you and return that love.

Understanding your own potential should allow you to let people love you for who you are.

Never Change for Anyone, Be True

Staying true to yourself is the number one rule for living a happy and loyal life. Never change your ways for someone, just be who you are.

Of course, in certain circumstances, there is an importance in adapting your language or attitude. Knowing when to use this is a great skill. For example, at work you would talk to colleagues or clients in a more formal way than that used amongst friends.

This is not however, changing yourself to please someone.

If you take just one thing away from this post today, please let it be that you can’t please everyone. So don’t waste your energy on someone who is not worth your time. Life is precious and if you spend each day trying to make everyone happy, you will forget about the most important thing in your life – you. Continue putting people first at times and spreading love, however, be wise.

Thank you for reading. Please share your thoughts with me, I love to hear them.


Eloise xx

Life Gets Better by Change, Not Chance

Change is Good
Change is Good

Hello all. Self-improvement is a wonderful thing and what we have to realise is that the power is within our hands. Change is where real differences are found, chance is something that happens everyday.

Be the Change!

When there is an aspect of our lives we are not fully content with, generally it means we need to start changing things. The only thing that is really holding you back is you. You are making excuses.

We all have a choice; keep on as we are, or take action and start making changes. Of course, change doesn’t come easy, however, if you want it, you will make it happen.

A lot of people have proven that it takes 66 days to make something a habit. So, whatever it is you are seeking, try it and be persistent. Stick to it for the 66 days, that is just over two months of your life. An example of this would be a lifestyle change. If you wish for a weight loss goal, to be healthier and live longer – the time to start is now. You are limiting your own beliefs and you are preventing yourself from your capabilities. Therefore, let go of your ego and allow yourself to do what you can.

Push the Boundaries

A lot of us become comfortable. We are species who seek routine and generally like familiarity. I am a great believer in routine, for me, it increases my productivity levels. However, I am also spontaneous and I live for that thrill. Routine can become monotonous and that is when we become stuck in rut. We NEED change!

That is when balance comes in. Instead of just settling for what feels comfortable and safe, start pushing limits. You set your own boundaries, learn to alter them.

Each day or even each hour, we have a chance. You can begin to make a difference at any moment in time. Stop waiting for the “right” moment to come alone, take the moment and make it right!


Thank you for reading!


Eloise Xx