"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castenada
I’m sure you were told a lot of things about yourself when you were a kid. Some you believed and others you dismissed. What I’m talking about are the ones you believed and then let grow and grow until they became “your truth” about yourself and your life.
I believe the twenty-something years are the best time to re-write your story. You wrote that first draft in childhood and adolescence. Now that you’re older, living on your own, making your own money and creating a life for yourself, you can look back on your family, your friends and most importantly yourself, from a new adult perspective.
I’ve come back from this holiday more motivated than ever to reach goals and become the best version of myself 👊🏼 I’m so lucky to have access to all of the healthy foods I take for granted. My passion for nutrition has grown even more and I can’t wait to share it with the world 🌎🌿
Inner confidence is earned. It cannot be fashioned from a look in a magazine, or a scene from a move, or based on what you think other people are doing or what other people think you should be doing.
Inner confidence is acquired when you make the brave choices every day to tune out the white noise, embrace your fears and be true to what you value.
Seems like we were too lazy, shy or proud to ask a guest for the 100th episode of LYO mix series. We did then. Feel free to have a listen on Soundcloud. Slow paced electro, minimal, techno, ebm this time. A bit darker than the last ones. #LYO#Podcast#helpyourselffirst#number100
"You know how every once in a while you do something and the little voice inside says, 'There. That's it. That's why you're here'…and you get a warm glow in your heart because you know it's true? Do more of that." - Jacob Nordby
People achieve great things because they don’t give up, they keep going even after they’ve fallen down and push themselves past their point of comfort.
Should’ve been packing for Disneyland Paris tonight, instead I’m doing my workout to remain strong and to stay fit and healthy for myself and for my family. My gorgeous man is ill so I need the energy to look after us all. I know that by drinking my cup of goodness every day it’s helping to stave off illness and injury. It’s full of herbs and natural remedies to help with fibromyalgia, migraines, and many more. Contact me for more information to help your aches, pains and ailments. It’s no medicine but it’s a boost of energy and sunshine every day ❤️❤️❤️#cupofsunshine#moreenergythanever#dailybooster#keepfit#stayhealthy#loveyourself#helpyourselffirst#80dayobsession
I hate to break it to you but the 20-Something years are all about uncovering the unknowns. You can’t know if a job is “right” for you until you do it and you can’t know if a person is “the one” without committing to the relationship.
The hardest part of any journey or transition is trusting that if you do make the “wrong” choice, you’ll be able to figure out which direction to go in next. Ultimately, it takes time to figure out what kind of life you want to live.
Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
I bet you’ve heard this phrase once or twice before ☺️...but did you ever think about it in reverse?
Read the phrase backwards....
“Love yourself as you love your neighbor”.
Huh....love YOURSELF, care for yourself, speak words of encouragement to yourself, give yourself a break sometimes...just like you would your neighbor.
Ladies, I’m telling you (AND myself!), if we cared for yourself like we do our neighbor (aka your friends, family, colleagues, and, yeah...neighbors too!), we would be a whole lot BETTER for our people!
As a working mama of two that lives at least 2 hours from the closets family member, I have learned, my husband has learned, and our kids have learned, to rely on our neighbors. In fact, just yesterday we reached out in hopes that one of them could watch our dog while we went away.....starting on Friday 🐶☺️😬
Naturally, they said “sure!”....ALL of them. 🤗
We are so fortunate and thankful to have neighbors that are like family...
...and yet while we treat them with kindness and compassion and give THEM grace...
...we often do not do the same for ourselves.
Well, my friends, NOT today! Not THIS week! I am embracing the words that I’ve heard for decades, and I have a better understanding for them too...
Love your neighbor as you love yourself. .
For YOU....and your sanity. ♥️✨
ps- caring a little extra for myself today as I look forward to my afternoon appointment with the orthopedic. Thinking happy thoughts and healing prayers that I get some good news!!
If you’re going through a crisis and need to make a big change in your life then the best way to ensure that you accomplish your goal is to follow these steps:
Determine your goal
List your tasks
Break them down into doable chunks
The other day I posted this wonderful oil next to my thieves. What exactly is M-Grain? If you read into the name, you might get the gist 😉 it helps promote a sense of well-being, particularly in the neck and head area. It helps me with stress headaches, unexpected migraines, nausea, and when I'm feeling blue. It's a beautiful blend of marjoram, basil, peppermint, Roman chamomile, and helichrysum. I carry my little friend to work and whenever I travel to help ease the tension in my head ❤️what's an activity that helps relieve your headaches?
dont hurt yourself trying to help folks! remember to use logic and rational thinking first and delegate if possible. haha ok looks like it recorded without sound but basically i trashed my finger (feels like a 2nd degree burn) pulling burning plastic out of a fire in order explain to non-english speaking locals that it is poison. note to self: use brain first! gonna be nursing this baby for the next 2 days instead of swimming now...oh well. gonna go buy gloves now and carry some water and a tank of gasoline so people stop going through with dumber ideas. i notified park rangers (literally woke them up and dragged them out of bed) after about an even larger pile of highly toxic burning garbage near the port and they gave me a pat on the back...i encourage people to be proactive in this way if you see something harmful going down, step up and make yourself heard! the world will thank you. (and dont burn yourself by taking matters literally into your own hands...these bodies do break!) #puttingoutfires#educatethepoor#buryyourgarbage#aries#mistake#helpyourselffirst#zerowaste
"Show up in every single moment like you're meant to be there." - Marie Forleo
I’ve found over the years that if you want to gain confidence at work, you need to stop believing the myths and start focusing on what makes up a meaningful and successful career.
By challenging some of these myths and deciding for yourself how you want your career to look, you’ll be able to look at your career with new eyes. Most of all, you’ll be able to get realistic about what true success looks like.
"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." - John Mayer
So many people stay in terrible relationships because they fear being alone. Learn that being alone does not mean loneliness. Being alone can be whatever you make it.
Mało mnie tu ostatnio, niemniej cały czas pamiętam o Was.
Przechodzę przez dziwny okres. Zachodzi we mnie ważna transformacja i najbliższe miesiące będą dla mnie bardzo istotne.
Niektórzy już wiedzą, niektórzy nie.
Czekam na odpowiedni moment, aby obwieścić Wam pewne nowiny.
Do tej pory chciałam dbać głównie o INNYCH.
W końcu zrozumiałam, że to najwyższy czas,
aby zadbać również o SIEBIE,
aby zrobić porządki w SWOJEJ głowie,
aby nauczyć się żyć z samą SOBĄ.
Myślę, że to będzie ciekawa lekcja, również dla Was 😉
PS.: Zostawiam Wam Słonia. Wśród Zwierząt Mocy, jest on kojarzony m.in. z CIERPLIWOŚCIĄ, siłą, wrażliwością oraz z DOBRĄ PAMIĘCIĄ 🤓
We all have incorrect beliefs about the world from our childhood and fear is one of the most misunderstood feelings we experience. We feel fear…we run away…because that’s what the fear is telling us to do. The problem is that by listening to your fear, your preventing yourself from going after what you really want in life.
I was always prone to UTI's.. or so I thought. For about 2 months now I have experienced what feels like a chronic bladder infection. 4 tests coming back negative, and 2 have been sent for further culturing giving me no feedback. My doctor will not prescribe anything for treatment or discomfort because she sees no bacterial result present. But the pain still exists, increasing in bad days compared to good. Missing days of work and using over the table supplements that do not help the pain. I've drank cranberry, taken all 3 azo's, D-mannose, and cystix... Until I got a deeper knowledge about interstitial cystitis. First step is journal, next is diet, I am starting my IC diet tomorrow and have began my diet journal last week. I have to cut out lots of my favorite foods and do things homemade but I'm glad I found so many tips from personal blogs. Goodbye to most fruits, pickles, hotdogs 🤤, tomatoes, onions, chocolate, and most things we like to drink. Hopefully I'll see improvement and can slowly introduce stuff back into my life. Today knocked me on my ass, it's time to make a serious change.
"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." - Bill Bradley
This is your life and your journey and comparing yourself is just going to get you confused and caught up in someone else’s world. You need to focus on you and what you want, not what you think will impress people on Facebook or what you think you “should” be doing.
Little bit about me I am Syed Bukhari a student of University Of Saskatchewan 2nd year. Me and my friends @ameerawan_ @hashimsuhailawan opend up a corporate business today @restaurantmarketingchannel. We are on your path to get Kinesiology degree. I know these two paths does not seem to match up and the reason is because or modern education system lacks in educating student. So we have taken our education in our hands to improve, educate everyday and become a better human being in general. My actual dream is to influence the education system and to tailor it around the students' future rather then industrial benefits. I will try to keep everyone posted on the progress. My plan is to learn from everyone i can and gain of knowledge, disaplain, good mindset to become a person who i want to be.
I know its not gonna be easy but i know i am ready, you are ready, we are ready lets get up, brush yourself up and keep grinding. Just like what Thomas Jefferson said "If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”
What if we decide to no longer focus on the long road ahead? What if we pat ourselves on the back for what we’ve achieved so far and focus on what just a little bit of the road ahead of us. We’re not kidding ourselves. We know that we have a long journey ahead of us, but we’re not getting caught up in what we haven’t done, learned, achieved…we’re focusing on how far we’ve come and what we’re going to do today.
Bags of fruit and spinach and kale prepped for my daily smoothies. Preparation is key to being organized. I know it’s hard whilst leading busy lives but dedicating a little time at the weekend to prepping your food for the week really helps. And it also helps you keep on track 😊 I am a mama of three and run my own business and know that juggling children, work, the home and family life is soooooo hard and very exhausting. So I made a pact with myself to help myself at being more or organized. This is a good start. Buy some fruit, freezer bags and get chopping!!! 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🥥🥑🍍🍌#weeklyprep#fruitbags#smoothiefillers#organisedlife#stayontrack#helpyourselffirst#makelifeeasyforyourself#onemealaday #
Had a friend tell me this over the weekend and it meant more than she knows. And sometimes for most of us, hearing these three words can be a game changer. Consider this: airline attendants will tell you to give yourself oxygen first before helping others- even your own children. Why? Because you are only as good as the next breath you can breathe. So many times we run on empty trying to help everyone else around us. But how about this year, you make a decision to spend time feeding your own spirit, mind and heart with daily prayers, positive teachings and encouraging affirmations? Building yourself up 1st and then out of your overflow, building up someone else. #abetterme#abetteryou#abetterworld#youareimportant#helpyourself#helpyourselffirst#shu_izm
Ok not a pretty picture but hey nobody is perfect. This is me, hoarding boxes. I know this is a sickness living with the mindset “when you need it, you need it”. But in reality, you rarely need to live with boxes after boxes in your closets breathing your air. Finally facing my issue, I’m taking it all away and it feels damn good! #recycle#boxes#hoarder#nomore
Your own happiness and self growth are not only your choice - but they should be made a priority as well. We let guilt prevent us from taking care of ourselves, because we feel we need to be taking care of others. But when we take care of ourselves first - we are better equipped psychically and emotionally to take care of others in our lives.
So, I’ve decided that I am going to use Instagram as an inspirational roll in my life and hopefully yours also. Every week I will post a new quote of a challenge, happy moment, or an inspiration! This weeks quote is this: lately I’ve been struggling with self motivation and happiness within myself. I told myself that 2018 was going to be my year, and by the looks of it, I’m already kicking it’s ass! However, there is still that inter lying struggle, so as 2018 proceeds I am challenging myself to get up and go, do things that make ME happy, work on myself and my career and just really, really enjoy life.
Many young people have been dreaming of “adulthood” for years and they have a lot of expectations of what they think their 20-something years are “supposed” to look like.
This is where I see most twenty-somethings get tripped up. They feel this pull to create a life that they “think” they should have, instead of creating a life that feels authentic to them.
"The only expectations you should live up to are the ones you expect of yourself." Anxiety is your body’s natural response to danger, it’s an alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation. Anxiety in moderation is a good thing. It is what motivates us to wake up in the morning and go to work for fear of losing our job and not being able to pay our bills. Anxiety prompts us to run across the street to avoid traffic. Anxiety is no longer “a good thing” when it becomes unmanageable and you can no longer enjoy the positive aspects of your life.
🙌🏼🌟Congratulations Sabrina Fernandes you won the giveaway challenge for the Release the Inner You Coaching cards! 🙌🏼🌟
Keep an eye out for future giveaways
Thank you for all this who took part
Love Kiki x 💛
"At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
- Alan Alda
Sometimes I feel like millennials come-prepackaged with intuitive skills that they need to succeed. For example, your generation has a skill with technology that is almost instinctual, it's so ingrained in who you are and your lives. I wish more 20-somethings would trust in their own abilities to listen to their guts, or their hearts, or whatever that positive internal voice is that tells them they can do so many amazing things.
Stay close to people who feel like sunshine ☀️ and remember you are never responsible for someone else’s rain. 🌧
My first reaction is always to throw open my umbrella and run out to save the person getting drenched in the storm! 🌂🏃🏻♀️But what if your umbrella just isn’t big enough for the two of you??
We’ve all heard it before: you can’t help others until you help yourself first. And it’s SO TRUE.
If you’re not in a place to be able to help someone through whatever hardship they’re experiencing THAT’S OKAY.
It’s okay to not take on their burden. It doesn’t make you selfish and it doesn’t make you a bad person. It also doesn’t mean you’re ignoring them or choosing not to care.
What it DOES mean is you have enough self-awareness to recognize when something is too much. You have the ability to say no to things that will affect your life in a negative way. AND that you love yourself enough to put your needs first. 💕
Do yourself a favor, take the time and do whatever it is you need to ensure your umbrella is big enough before offering to share it with others. 🙃☔️👭