“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush
Remember to embrace and love yourself just as you are, no matter where you are in life, for you are both the masterpiece and the work in progress at the same time.
Many people may think that to be the masterpiece, they have to be at a certain place in life, instead of just being happy in the now and enjoying the journey. Learn that you can love yourself through every step of the way, enjoy the present moment and know that you don’t have to wait to reach the top to feel happiness as you are the masterpiece already. Its all the struggles and challenges you face that build you up to exactly where you need to be, so just embrace your struggles, be your authentic self and truly feel what you are going through instead of hiding or running away from it.
Your struggles are nothing but amazing growth opportunities.
Kindness may be described as a positive act towards ourselves and others. We must choose to be kind everyday by making a conscious decision to do something kind whether big or small.
You can show kindness in your day to day lives by holding open a door for someone, smiling at people, being present and listening or even giving a friendly compliment. These small acts of kindness may not seem like a lot but they really can brighten someone’s day, making others feel happy and loved.
There are so many ways to show kindness but remember to be kind to yourself as well as everyone else because you deserve it too! Kindness positively affects our wellbeing improving our life and mood, aiding us to give back and pour kindness into others.
Whether it be positive self-talk, building healthy habits or acts of self-care such as reading your favourite book or setting aside time for downtime, consciously do acts of kindness for yourself too.
“Change your story, change your life. Divorce the story of limitation and marry the story of the truth and everything changes.”
What’s your story?
Everyone has a story whether they are aware of it or not.
Throughout life we subconsciously give everything a meaning which plays out on autopilot in our day to day lives, manifesting more of what we believe until we become aware of the stories we tell ourselves and change them.
With just over a month to go, the New Year is fast approaching, making us once again think about our goals and resolutions. Did you achieve the goals you set for yourself this year? If not, don’t be disheartened. Goal-setting has numerous benefits and it can be life-changing to say the least! Let’s delve deep into how goal-setting can empower you.
What are the benefits of goal-setting?
Helps you discover what you want out of life
The practice of goal setting can reveal a lot about what we truly want out of our lives. You might be surprised by what you might find out about your hopes, dreams and the future you envisage for yourself!
This coming Wednesday 3rd Nov is National Stress Awareness Day, observed to raise awareness on the effects of stress. Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Do you know someone who’s feeling stressed or burnt out?
According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. It’s a very common issue and one that can be debilitating. So how can we better cope with it?
Here are some valuable tips you can begin implementing today to better cope with stress:
Do you feel weighed down when you think of all the derailers that exist in teen girls’ lives today? Do you wish that there were more opportunities for young girls to find their true inner self, explore their inner strength & prepare for their future? We understand the challenges young girls face today. Therefore, we created the perfect opportunity to support girls as they navigate their way through the ups & downs of life. The Girls Like Me Summer Camp which took place from the 23rd – 26th August, propelled girls to defend, protect& create their future!
Being a teen girl in the world we live in today can be really challenging. Several derailers constantly surround them. With the pandemic being a disruptor, teen girls feel more instability than ever before.
A couple of days ago, on the 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day was observed. According to the WHO, more than 700 000 people die to suicide every year and there are many more who attempt it. It represents the fact that mental health issues are prevalent & there is a need for us to raise awareness. And what better opportunity than now?
We, at The Like Me CIC, believe that mental well-being is of utmost importance. Therefore, we urge that if you see signs of somebody going through a tough time, do reach out to make sure they’re okay. If it turns out to be a false alarm, even then they’ll know that you care for them & support them.
Going through mental health issues is hard! It can sometimes feel impossible to carry on. To anybody who may feel like this, this is a message for you: You’ve made it this far & you will make it through. Depression plays with your mind, so don’t believe everything you think. You are stronger than you think. And you’re not alone. There are people who feel exactly the way you feel and people who love you & support you.
Fall is approaching & many of us will be returning back to work/school. I’m sure for many of us, our heads are buzzing with ideas & goals! While the thought of summer ending might seem gloomy, knowing that we’re about to enter a new phase is very refreshing! To make this transition great for you, we’ve compiled a list of fun things that you can begin your September (or end your summer) with:
Go to a new place
You know that place you’ve been wanting to visit for the longest time but never got around to. This is the time for you to visit that place! Go to a place you’ve never been to before or one that’s been on your travel list. It doesn’t have to be far away. Alternatively, spend some time in nature. You’ll be amazed at the wonders it can do for you!
Self-awareness can be extremely empowering! In the first part of this blog series, we teased out what self-awareness is and why it’s important. In this article, you’ll find out how to become more self-aware.
Tips For Building Self-Awareness
When feeling an intense emotion ask yourself questions such as: