Be the human you want your child to be

“You do not have to make your children into wonderful people. You just have to remind them that they ARE wonderful people. If you do this consistently from the day they are born they will believe this easily.” William Martin

It’s easy to lose touch with the fact that our kids are innately wonderful…they don’t need fixed or changed, they need understood and accepted, and maybe a wee bit of shining up here and there as they forget the awesomeness of who they really are and learn to lead their lives with love 😎

Yet this is what we ALL need!! YOU are wonderful, you’ve just lost touch with that gorgeous fact.

If you have children in your life I invite you to stop focusing entirely on them (not in a neglectful way just taking the foot off the pedal slightly!) and start focusing on yourself.

YOU are your children’s role model (and the range of young people in your life) ‘Do as I say not as I do’ doesn’t work!!! Kids are savvy, they KNOW when you are lying to them AND yourself.
They pick up on your dissatisfaction, your lack of self belief and your flagging energy.

So DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

You creating the life and work YOU want IS NOT SELFISH….in fact it’s the absolute opposite as you living a fulfilling live you love teaches your children how to do the same. It teaches them that they have permission to be the wonderful soul they are.

So this is a polite reminder that YOU are wonderful so get a grip of yourself and start shining…if not for yourself to begin with, for the young people around you ❤️

Songs for self isolation

Songs for self isolation

It’s a bonkers time in our world just now which means it’s SUPER important to look after ourselves.     

How do you stay in and get back into a high vibe? I know music is a big part of my life and being ok…and also having a giggle. In uncertain times find your own Cocktail of Calm and make sure you drink it!

Here’s some of the ingredients in my Cocktail, I wonder what’s in yours?

 

Queen: I Want to Break Free 

For the parents who love their kids (or partner), but don’t really like being with them 24/7 😉

 

Louis Armstrong: What a wonderful world

Because it is.

Bee Gees: Staying Alive 

For when you’re wearing your sassy pants, just strut to this when you’re still in your goonie at lunchtime.

MC Hammer: You can’t touch this 

For when your partner wants to get jiggy but they’ve not washed their hands….just bust out these moves!

Britney Spears: Toxic

To sing to your friends who ask you to go out. You know that you’re toxic, I ain’t going out mate

 

Bob McFerrin: Don’t Worry, Be Happy 

Cos we can only do what we can do…love each other, be a good human and let all the other shit go.

Divinyls: I Touch Myself

Perhaps you shouldn’t but we all do…

Johnny Clash: We’ll Meet Again

For the extroverts who are really missing touching people. It wont be long!

It’s a bonkers time we’re living in right now which means it’s REALLY important to look after ourselves.  How do you stay or get back into a good vibe?  Music’s a biggie for me and ti may be for you too…here’s a few on my playlist if/when the time comes I need to stay home.

What songs would you add?  Sharing’s caring so pop em in the comments so I can listen to them!

The power of now

We spend so much of our time and energy living in the past or the future when these places exist only in our minds.

The ONLY place we have power is this moment.

Right now.

 

 

The 5 F’s of getting organised

I’ve been clearing out and decluttering ready for some fresh energy and a life shake up!

And it’s been tough!! Yeeeeears worth of mementoes to pour over (it’s a skilled avoidance tactic 😇)

But it HAS been made a LOT easier with the 5 F’s:

  • Fix it (Do)
  • Fling it (Ditch or Delete)
  • Forward it (Delegate)
  • File it (Defer)
  • Have Fun!

I read Marie Kondo’s Art of Decluttering and she advocates asking 2 simple questions, is it useful? Does it bring you joy? Which to be honest sounds fab BUT I’m wired to find joy in freaking EVERYTHING so for me I found that was tough.

Like any strength, we bring them to life in different ways in different context and in the context of decluttering my strength o appreciation of beauty is overplayed and I need to leverage my other strengths instead.

Hence an injection of structure…and it works!

No method in and of itself is ‘right’.

It’s understanding yourself and how you operate best then creating your own YOUPrint rather than be disappointed with other people’s blueprints 🤩

Have you found your preferred way to declutter and organise?

Are your words keeping you stuck?

Are your words keeping you stuck?

When we feel stuck it feels impossible to get unstuck doesn’t it?

What are you saying that’s keeping you stuck?

Because it’s the energy of our intention that really makes the difference.

I NEED to get a new job.

I HAVE to sell x number of products.

I SHOULD feel happy.

Do you feel the attachment to what you don’t want in those statements?

The words we use help create our experience or the world…so it’s worth becoming more aware of what you’re saying.

Take responsibility for and respect your own energy.

Focus on what you want because I want DOES get.

I want a job that inspires and fulfils me.

I want to sell x number of products or more.

I’m ok not feeling happy just now as I know how I’m feeling now will pass and happiness will shine through soon.

Notice the difference?

What we resist persists.

So acknowledge and accept where you are now, get clear on what you REALLY want, step into the energy of that and use words that are aligned with this energy.

Enjoy making good shit happen!