20 June 2014

Getting what you want

10 ways to get what you want Some wise words from Mindbodygreen.com, to think on this sunny Friday.

  1. Be YOU. There's only one YOU on this planet. Take advantage of that. You're inspiring, creative, intelligent and capable. Cultivate who you are by working on yourself, It’s a process. Allow yourself to room to breathe, grow and change. Never stop growing.
  2. Trust your instincts. Don’t worry about gain; just follow your intuition.
  3. Be nice to people.. You’ll feel more connected to yourself and your passion when you start to extend your generosity toward people who can’t offer you anything other than a smile in return.
  4. Work hard.
  5. Do what you love. When you're doing something you love — no matter what you’d be getting paid or what you think the outcome might be — not only will you enjoy yourself more, but you'll have a better chance of actually creating a sustainable life. It’s ok to have a job that pays the bills and do what you love as a hobby. Putting pressure on your passion to put a roof over your head can snuff the flame out of your inner fire. Spend your time doing what interests you and your interests may just turn into a business, but don’t worry if the business is small or big. Have fun doing what you love. 
  6. Stop complaining. If you don’t like how something is, change it. We can’t change everything, but we can do quite a bit about our circumstances when we drop the complaints.
  7. Take care of yourself.
  8. Don't listen to your critics. No need to get wrapped up in what others think of you. Focus on your intention and do the work. 
  9. Be patient. Allow space for things to turn out different than your plan.
  10. Have fun. If you’re not having fun, then what’s the point? 


18 June 2014

Stable relationship with Music!

Our good friends at the Stable are starting live music tonight and every Wednesday evening - The Stable Sessions. We do love a bit of music and cider here in the West country so I've no doubt these sessions will be a hit.

Their deets are here, do come check it out! 


16 June 2014

6 ways to get motivated...

Mindbodygreen.com do some great articles on health and wellbeing.

This one is a short simple list for helping get/stay motivated when your feeling low, which I thought had some really useful ideas in. You can check out the article here.

1. Set the bar LOW.
2. Practice self-compassion.
3. Recruit support, or ask for help.
4. Envision how you'll feel after the task.
5. Make the goal to do it, not to enjoy it.
6. Acknowledge your courage for stepping out of your comfort zone.


Finding your passion

Oh the struggles I have had trying to find my calling in life! or stressing that I don't know what my passion is.

Here is some sound and excellent advice that suggests that instead of worrying about finding our one true 'thing' we should simply pick a path, and develop skills in that area and instead of waiting for divine inspiration to hit, we should uncover interests and commit to developing them over time. 

In developing new skills we become more competent and as a result enjoy utilizing these skills

Have a read! its a great article


2 June 2014

2014 Halfway point

Its June?! we're almost at the halfway point on 2014 and into month 6 of the year?! getouttahere......

2014 has been pretty good to me so far, I've had trouble keeping up with Crossfit and running and have been beating myself up a bit for not keeping up with my training. But, I have also achieved some amazing things and 2014 has held some awesome unpredicted bonuses.

Here's a little bi-year report on what I've achieved so far 2014
  • Ran a half Marathon
  • Signed up for Race for life
  • Passed my Hatha Yoga Teacher training with a merit
  • Been on holiday to Rome
  • Been on holiday to Cornwall
  • Boston is booked for August - must start planning...
  • laid plans for holidays to Iceland + Cambodia
  • Hosted a spring tea party
  • climbed high things in the Brecon beacons

I'm really looking forward to a long and lovely summer of walking, exploring new places, and hopefully a little beach time and hoping to achieve a new job and some yoga teaching.