I’m passionate about emotional fitness and writing is my thing, so I decided to start this website. I write about all kinds of stuff…self-worth, emotional strength, mood, stubbornness (what! really?), the highs and lows of life, adjusting the mindset, embracing change…
This is a personal blog where I share my life stories. Along my journey I’ve learnt a lot about a healthy head space, positivity, and above all, gratitude. I must admit I’ve been a sucker for life’s curve balls one too many times, but at least I can say I’ve grown from my experiences!
It is my hope that in sharing I might help my readers (yes, that is you 🙂 ) gain insight into the benefits of emotional fitness, and how it can positively impact on your life as it has mine.
To my surprise, writing this blog has been a very exciting and fulfilling hobby. And much of that fulfillment is due to my readers. The people I’ve met and those who have reached out to me with their stories are the ones who have inspired me, and have made this experience so overwhelming and connected. And it is because of you that I enjoy interacting and sharing, so thank you!
Who is This Site for
This site is for those who are on a positive path in life and are wanting more information, or those who are lost and are in need of balance and direction in life. For the ambitious, the energized, the uncertain, or just the curious mind.
For anyone who is excited about the prospect of emotional fitness, or for those just wanting to get to know me on a personal level, this site is for you.
A Snippet of My Life (and 4 Tips To Self-Confidence)
I’m going to be talking about myself a lot here so click away now if you’re not in the mood! 🙂
One of my very first employers once told me:
“Knowledge is sexy, and having the confidence to apply that knowledge is sexier.”
Being fresh in my industry I took it in my stride to learn as much as I could. I studied hard and fell in love with learning, and to this day I still have a passion for my profession.
My life is young, and yet I’ve been fortunate to be fulfilled with the best days still to come. My first experiences of adulthood began in college, where I lived a long way from home. At just 17 years old it was the exciting thing to do. From there I rented for several years, before buying my first house. Since then I’ve self-renovated, self-managed an investment property, built a house, moved interstate to live, got married, became a mum, developed a new found passion for fitness and nutrition, was a Manager in my profession for several years, traveled around the world to 12 countries, and at one stage moved back in with my parents for a year (a great way to save money if you can handle the living arrangements)…and life continued.
My days haven’t all been smooth sailing; life never is. This journey is about successes as well as failures, and as the quote goes, “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”
So here I am 15 years down the road to self-discovery. Never in my college days did I think I would end up where I am today, but such is life. So without any further ado, here are my 4 tips to self-confidence.
1.Make a Decision and Stick To It
In my personal life I’m more of a follower than a leader. I’m quite happy to let someone else make the decisions – where to have coffee, when to organize the next social date, what cheeses to have on my cheese platter – they all taste good if you ask me! As you can see I’m easily pleased. But when it comes to more important stuff, for example, family, our health, or my career, having the ability to make a sound decision and stick to it is something I highly value.
I strive to be decisive. I strive to be kind but assertive. And I stay true to my beliefs, morals, and good work ethic. I know that making an important decision and sticking to it nurtures my self-confidence.
2.Be Goal Oriented
If you are like me, you may think you’ve got your shit together (and hopefully you do!). Unfortunately for me though, I sometimes lose sight of the big picture. Well actually, I know my big picture, but I get stuck along the way.
Take blogging for example, I love it and find the writing side of it incredibly fun, but when it comes to the technical side, the smallest task can take twice as long as the next person, as it’s a huge learning curve for me! But as Confucius reminds me, “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” Here are some tips that have guided me in the past with getting to where I want to be:
- Take time away to refocus on what is important to you
- Ask for advice
- Communicate with loved ones
- Keep your thoughts forward and give little worry to the past
- Make a list of what you enjoy, what you are good at, where you would like to see yourself in ‘x’ amount of years. This list will help identify your goals and the balance you’re searching for in life
- Distance yourself from negative influences, or those holding you back from achieving your highest potential
- Don’t get disheartened, don’t give up
- Make self-preservation a priority in your life
It will take courage and sacrifice, but knowing your goals and striving towards them puts you at the driver’s seat in life and gives you the self-confidence to stay behind the wheel.
I believe it is extremely important to be proud of who you are and what you believe in. Self-respect is something I am very passionate about, because it is a show of integrity, discipline, and love for oneself. And for me, that is the most important aspect of emotional fitness.
Take it from me that respecting yourself and having faith in your capabilities will build self-confidence.
4.Have Courage to Change Your Life
‘Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”‘ Isaiah 30:21
Yes, I believe our path has been chosen for us, but also that it has incorporated the changes we make.
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