Next week, I’ll be marching into a new decade. My celebratory plans included sunshine holidays and maybe a trip to a yummy restaurant. But when “man makes plans…” and all that.
My mother asked me for my birthday gift wish list. To be honest, all I wanted was to see family, spend time with friends and leave the country 😀
So don’t worry about gifts, let’s do something worthwhile instead. To help vulnerable children is what resonates with me most right now. And you can’t do something good for someone without feeling good yourself.
If you feel inspired, please join me in donating. But absolutely no pressure!
I set the goal for €400, which seems like a lot but let’s make miracles during this time ♥ (I’ve since moved the goalposts to €500 and we’re very nearly there!)
Thank you in advance AND I’ll be giving a free 30-minute meditation class via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd June at 8pm IST for anyone who’s donated and fancies chilling out for half an hour with an experienced meditation teacher who’s just about to hit 40.
Here are the deets:
Topic: Sharon Vogiatzi’s Meditation for Barnardos
Time: Jun 3, 2020 20:00 Dublin
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 833 6136 8593
I would recommend that you find a comfortable, quiet space where you won’t be disturbed.
You may like to sit and/or lie down (have a blanket handy in this case).
Headphones could be helpful but are not compulsory.
For a full experience, you may like to light a candle/incense.
I’m excited for this!
The past month has been weighed down with money worries, career anxiety, fear for the future and feelings of insecurity. This in turn has had an effect on my self-esteem; how I see myself and how I feel when I’m with others.
The main outcome of a much-needed business coaching session this week was that I need to love myself. And yesterday, I had another revelation.
Today I attend a Life Coach for a much-needed, sort of dreaded business coaching session. We speak about timelines and deadlines. The Life Coach draws a “To-Do” box on the whiteboard. We also discuss ideas, fears and things that are weighing me down.
I confess that I’ve really been beating up on myself lately. I’ve been comparing myself unfavourably to others, calling myself names and believing that I’m “less than”. My mean streak is at a peak.
Today, I decide to spend the whole day chilling out at home. I have a lie-in, I meditate, I eat breakfast.
I reply to a few text messages. I attempt to get cheap car insurance. I have lunch. I read emails. I watch Whip It for the second time.
Yesterday evening, I watched a documentary called Happy. This film explores what makes people happy. It was a welcome reminder of what happiness really is and all the ways we can work on and maintain happiness in our lives.
Interestingly, our genetic makeup determines 50 per cent of our happiness. Some of us are just born happier! Circumstance (where we live, our job, life events) only contributes 10 per cent towards our happiness. So we have a whole 40 per cent to work with. We have the power to boost our own happiness. It’s a personal choice. And one well worth making.