The One Thing Stealing Your Happiness

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Is comparison stealing your happiness and confidence? In today’s world we are bombarded with perfect images of bodies, lifestyles, homes, holidays, careers, relationships and it can quite frankly make your own little life feel a little poop right. In my new video this week, I just wanted to share with you how I felt about this silly little thing we do, comparing our lives to a snapshot of someone elses and then beating ourselves up for not being perfect…

Down In The Dumps

Like a bad hair day, sometimes we can wake up a little down in the dumps for no reason at all! I haven’t really felt myself the last couple of days and have been a little down in the dumps on some days for the last few weeks. Some people have even noticed and asked if I’m okay which was at first making me feel really uneasy and defensive. I’d beat myself up for letting people see that I was a bit groggy and not my usual positive bright self but sometimes I just can’t help being a little subdued.

If You Try To Be Something You’re Not, You’ll End Up Being Nothing. 

 

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If you try to be something you’re not, you’ll end up being nothing.

I’ve recently had a little bit of a talking to myself. It happened after something my amazing boyfriend said to me after I posted something on instagram. It made me stop and question am I really staying true to me and showing who I really am on social media or am I being influenced by others, others with say more followers/more opportunities.

You Don’t Need Fixing

 

Everyone is always trying to do better and be better. Save more, workout more, stress less, sleep more, be kinder, think more positive, read more, drink more water, be less angry, more fun, more grateful, more motivated, the list goes on. It’s like we just aren’t good enough and constantly need fixing. Well I just want to say lovely, you don’t need fixing!

My Happy Place – Optimum Living Retreats, Loire Valley

 

The thought of having three nourishing homemade meals a day prepared for me for a whole weekend was enough to get me on the Eurostar to Chateau de la Vigne, the fabulous nutritional therapist May Simpkin’s home away from home where she hosts Optimum Living Retreats with friend and fellow foodie, Colette Heneghan. Well I can truly say this retreat offers so much more than I could have dreamed of.