#1: Give myself permission

March 17th, 2016 | no comments

I love a good quote to lift my spirits but there are days when I just feel ordinary and a quote, a yoga class, a walk, a wine or talking about it does not change how I feel. Here’s the thing. It’s okay to feel flat, uninspired, disengaged, disconnected, sad, angry or unhappy. In fact, it’s more than okay, it should be seen as a normal part of life. I was brought up to pick myself and dust myself off in bad situations. To get on with it. It served me well to a certain point but it meant denying myself of feeling a range of emotions at the time of a bad situation. I learnt the hard way later in life that I could only un-feel for so long. Your body is clever and catches up. It will scream at you in pain telling you enough is enough. So please, next time you are not feeling great, give yourself permission to really feel it and say to yourself, this too shall pass, because it will…

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