Literacy, as in the ability to read and write, is taught to most of us from a young age, but how many of you are aware of your emotional literacy? This has nothing to do with knowing your ABCs and everything to do with knowing your ‘how I feels’. (That worked in my head.)
As you probably know, I love to read. And while I love discovering new things to read, I love to re-read and re-read my favourites. One of those books I re-read a little of each day is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. In it, he wrote, ‘Rather than assume it’s impossible because you find it hard, recognise that if it’s humanly possible, you can do it too.’
I love to read, and one of my favourite books is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. In it, Mark explains three categories people fall into: Givers, Takers, and Matchers. You’re probably wondering what those are, so here’s a quick rundown:
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘pleasure’? Do you think of fluffy blankets, delicious meals with friends, a good film? Or do you think of pleasure as being something a bit naughty, slightly scandalous, or something you might get in trouble for?
Today, I am going to focus on supporting you to ‘Settle In’ to your space, your home zone. Your home is your sanctuary, where you recharge and refresh yourself, so it’s worth making sure your environment is a sweet and pleasant place to be.
I used to book my day solid from 5 am to 11 pm. I’d include 20-minute breaks, but it was a fully structured day. No space for anything extra. But, as I’m sure you know, unfortunately, life has other plans, and there is always something extra.
It seems to be natural for humans to always be working towards self-improvement. Walk into any major bookstore, and you’ll see countless books telling you how to improve everything from your health, wealth and wellbeing to your career, looks, and sex life.
In 2020, my life as I knew it changed. Most people could say the same, but for me, it was due to my health.
I often find myself thinking it’s an interesting and amazing time to be alive. This crazy world of ours is full of magic and wonder. It’s also full of lessons, and I’m always learning new things.
I bet most people think of the word NO as being restrictive, as shutting something down or blocking something out. Well, I’m here to tell you how the art of saying NO allows you to say YES to your best life.
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