Are socially anxious people always acting? Always completing a stage performance? “Lights, camera, action!” every time they leave their home? I deserve an Oscar. Countless times have I stepped up onto the stage of life and performed until I felt weak. Feigning fascination until I feel faint. The mask seems glued to my face now.… Continue reading Ode to the socially anxious
Continuing with the Undoing Series, today I want to talk about how we are all acting! Yes, that’s right, you deserve an Oscar for the performance you’re always putting on. Let me explain… Even the most authentic, real and honest people will have acted differently at some point. Why? Because different people, places and situations… Continue reading Undoing Series: Performance Culture
Continuing the Undoing Series, I wanted to talk about our obsession with competition, even for things we don’t actually need or want to “win” at. As the title suggests, I mean how we compete over who has it worse! It’s ridiculous, right, but I bet you’ve said the following before: Well I didn’t sleep at… Continue reading Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!
In keeping with the theme of the Undoing Series with the Control, Compete, Create culture cycle I think a lot of us are stuck in, I wanted to pop in with a calmer post with just some quotes, inspo, and messages from me which I feel are anti-perfectionist and a good reality reminder! Here they… Continue reading Anti-Perfectionist & Reality Checking Messages for Your Week!
I am going to make a massive generalisation and say that many of us in the Western world are struggling (or have) with perfectionism. This is not a diagnosis or anything, but I think many of us want to (or try to) be perfect and can often take this too far. Have you ever thought… Continue reading Undoing Series: Our Perfectionist Culture
I wanted this to be the first post in the Undoing series because it’s the most important. If you don’t read any others, that’s fine, but this one will help you with all the other areas because it’s more of a tool than a concept or abstract idea. When it comes to feeling low about… Continue reading Undoing Series: Reality Checking
In the last podcast episode, I came up with this idea: Control, Create and Compete Culture. We'll call it the 3Cs. Today I will be walking you through what I mean by these things and why we (some of us) have a toxic relationship with them in our society today. Control Firstly, control. I have… Continue reading The Undoing Series: The Control, Create, Compete Culture Cycle
Today I'm ranting about how overwhelm and exhaustion are a given in our society right now. How unhealthy and yet easy it is to feel stressed and tired from the amount of information we are exposed to and the number of things we're expected to do in order to be worthy. Nah thanks! Click to… Continue reading Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion
Today I wanted to talk about our beliefs and our faith. Capital F, Faith! Now, I am not a religious person. I don't follow the practices of any religion. I have family members who are Christians. I have friends who are Christian. I have had friends who are Muslim and Hindu, too. I do not… Continue reading What Do You Believe In? Beliefs & The Importance of Faith
Today I am talking about how we can use our imagination to help change our worlds. Imagining something that's outside of what is our current reality inside ourselves and outside in the wider world. Click to play! xx