Month: February 2016

March 2016- Online life Vs Real life

When people look at your life on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform what do they see? Are you all smiles and parties and great times with friends? Selfies taken at just the right angle and with the perfect pout or flex of muscles to hide the bits you’re less pleased with? Social media has made it possible to connect with people all across the world in a matter of clicks, and you can be any version of you that you chose! As fantastic as that is, it is important that we don’t neglect our real selves in favour of our online persona. It can become a battle to make sure that your life looks as happy/exciting/fulfilling/action packed as others online but there is more good to be gained from paying as much attention to your real life as you may be paying to your numerous social media profiles! I encourage you to turn off your social media for a day this month and focus on the things you want to do in life. Is there something you would like to do or to change? Try setting yourself a March goal. To focus on and spend more time with those around you. To finally getting around to cleaning out the spare room. Taking steps towards learning that language you’re always wanted to. The possibilities are endless!

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new”- Socrates

February 2016- The season of love…?

It’s that time of year when shops, television, radio and all sorts of platforms inundate everyone with a build up to Valentine’s day- the day for lovers! But what if you don’t have a significant other? Or maybe you do, but things aren’t all roses and declarations of love. Whatever your relationship status or the state of your relationship, it is important to remember that the one person you want to be sure loves you, is you! When we rely on the attention and validation of others to make us feel appreciated and worthy of love then we are already on a slippery slope. Too often we can look at ourselves and only focus on flaws, Try everyday this month to think of one thing that you appreciate about yourself. Celebrate being you!