It’s been awhile, but it’s time for another Link Fest where I round up my favourite things I’ve read on the Internet recently.
This edition includes articles on how small changes can make a difference, using Instagram to practice gratitude, some very relatable confessions from a life coach, what success really means, being unavailable and saying no, how to belong to others as well as ourselves and lots more.
Fourteen months ago I decided that it was time to overcome one of my biggest fears and learn how to drive.
This is something I had been putting off seven years, ever since I got my learners permit when I was sixteen years old.
I kept telling myself that I would make it happen “some day” — but that day had not come. I kept avoiding it, putting it off and convincing myself I didn’t really need a drivers licence.
You’ve heard of the life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude, so you’ve decided you’re going to make gratitude a regular practice in your life.
You go and get yourself the cutest Kikki.k gratitude journal you can find and a new pen to go with it (of course!) so you’re set up and ready to commit to practicing gratitude.
It all happened because of a Neuroscience report.
A report that I knew about for months, but here I am sitting on the couch drowning in stress and overwhelm – and regretting getting myself into this position.
I booked my first driving lesson and made a decision to commit to learning to drive — for however long it was going to take.
A few months later (and several driving lessons down) a friend asked me how I was going with a couple of the goals I had at the time, one of them being learning how to drive and I responded, “It’s going okay. I’m trying really hard.”
My boyfriend loves Marvel movies, so last month we went to see Spider-Man: Homecoming together.
(Random side note: The first movie I saw at the cinemas with my boyfriend, before he was actually my boyfriend was Iron Man 2 — and ever since then I’ve seen every Marvel movie that’s come out with him.)
What I loved most about the movie was that it reminded me of something really important. But first, if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you want to, I recommend tucking this email away and then coming back to it after you’ve seen it (because: spoilers!).
I’ve been asked:
“I have big dreams and goals, but I’m so afraid of failing that I don’t do anything to work towards them. How can I get over this?”
“How do I deal with letting thoughts of failure stopping me from being motivated?”
“How do I reach my goals when I’m scared I’ll fail?”
I think fear of failing is something so many of us struggle with, so know that if you feel this way you are definitely not alone.
I know this is something that used to hold me back a lot in the past and it’s also something that comes up with my 1:1 clients all the time as well.
But if we want to make our goals happen and live the life we want — we really need to stop letting the fear of failing hold us back from moving forward.
At the beginning of the year I committed to a 31 day yoga challenge.
I had been wanting to make yoga a more regular part of my life for a long time — years even — but it just wasn’t happening.
So I decided that I was going to commit to doing a 31 day yoga challenge. So that’s what I did! And ever since then I’ve been practicing yoga every single day — and it’s now been over 7 months!
I’ve been getting asked a lot (particularly on Instagram) about how I’ve made this a habit in my life and how I’ve actually been doing it and questions about my daily practice.
So now that I’ve been doing this for over 7 months now, I thought that it’s time to share with you what has helped me to show up and do yoga every day for the past 213+ days (and counting!). Because it isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely been worth it!
Here are 4 things I’ve found to be really useful in making yoga a daily habit in my life — these things are relevant in creating any kind of habit in your life. Plus I’ve also got some insights into my yoga practice for you at the end 🙂
Time for another Link Fest where I round up my favourite things I’ve read on the Internet recently.
There’s some really interesting articles in this edition about why the self-help industry isn’t changing the world, re-thinking self-sabotage, why nothing is once in a lifetime, how constrains and limitations can create freedom and a life-changing reminder that this is it and lots more.
∞ An important question: Are you focusing on the right things?
∞ I loved Claire’s behind-the-scenes insights on how she runs her online business.
∞ Such an interesting conversation: Why the self-help industry isn’t changing the world.
One year ago I did something that’s been super powerful for me over the past 12 months of my life.
I decided to set a goal about something I’d been putting off for a long time and FULLY COMMIT myself to working towards it.