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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Inspirational Content #1: Journaling, Promotions and The Secret to Happiness


I feel so lucky to be alive at a time where information is so easily accessible. Way back when, the range of information we received was limited to the few that were given a platform from which to espouse their knowledge. News anchors, journalists, professional film makers and authors. But with the rise of social media and the internet, it's easier than ever before for people to share their thoughts and ideas. Vastly differing opinions and experiences colour the information we receive now, as people from all walks of life share their knowledge. Everyone has a voice.

As a result, I'm constantly consuming content that makes me excited. Podcasts that get me pumped for the day and articles that give me a new perspective on life. I really wanted to take a chance to celebrate the thought provoking and inspiring things that people are creating, sharing them in the hopes that they might make someone else's day just as much as they made mine.

So, I've decided that every Sunday I'll be rounding up my inspirational content from the week, listing the things that have got me in a positive frame of mind or provided me with some nuggets of knowledge. These posts will be pulling from a variety of different spaces, including things such as articles, speeches, instagram accounts, youtube videos, books, podcasts, apps, pinterest boards, literally anything that has inspired me that week.

I'm hoping that by sharing the love, other people will be able to find great content that they wouldn't otherwise know existed. I'd love to know what's been inspiring you for the week as well, so please let me know in the comments!

1 // YOU ARE A BADASS BY JEN SINCERO 

I've been re-listening to this on audiobook and am absolutely loving it. Jen talks about identifying and changing limiting beliefs in order to create a happier life and go after what your really want. She narrates the audiobook herself so I'd highly recommend listening rather than reading but, obviously, do whatever floats your boat. She has a really funny and easygoing style of writing that makes it feel like you're talking to a friend. Warning: you will only get something out of this book if you're super open-minded. I remember reading it for the first time and being very skeptical. I wasn't open to what she had to say and as a result didn't really get much out of it. So, if positivity and manifestation really aren't your jam, maybe give this a miss until you're feeling more open to the idea.

2 // Calm App 

I've had this app on my phone for the longest time but have only got back into using it recently. It has various different guided meditations on there, which are really useful. What I like most, however, is the timed meditation. You can put in however long you want to meditate, pick a background noise and the app will let you know when the time's up. I really like listening to the sound of heavy rain when I'm meditating. I find it super relaxing and it helps me to completely slow down my thoughts.

3 // Lucy Moon's The Sunday Social with Sammi Maria

What I love about Lucy is how open she is to learning. I think this really shows in her video with Sammi. She takes such an obvious interest in what she has to say and seems really eager to learn from her, which is so amazing to see. For the past few months, I've really seen Lucy push herself in what she's creating and it's definitely paying off. Her content has been above and beyond. It was really interesting to see Sammi talk about consistency (something I definitely need to work on) and how things were when she first started out on her career. It felt like such a real and open conversation. I'm really excited to see more of this series!

4 // Overall Adventures - 10 Reasons Why You Need To Start Journaling Now

I came across Tina's video very randomly but really enjoyed watching it. She's been journaling since she was 13 years old! I found it really interesting to hear her talk about the many different ways that journaling has helped her, particularly when it comes to mental health and creating a safe space free from judgment.

5 // The Everygirl - How Executive Presence Helps Get You Promoted 

This article talks about the 'it factor' when it comes to the world of work. What is it that sets successful people apart from the crowd? This piece pins down that enigmatic quality that takes a person from good to great. It breaks down the concept of executive presence into three parts: gravitas, communication and professional image. I loved how practicable the article was and found the whole concept really interesting. It encouraged me to think more deeply about the way I present myself in professional situations.


6 // Dear Lovejoy: Episode. 53 with Dr. Robert Holden - The Secret To Happiness

I actually listened to this a while ago now. I really wanted to include it in my first Inspirational Content post though because I loved it so much. In this episode of his podcast, Tim Lovejoy speaks to Dr. Robert Holden, a positive psychologist. They discuss what it actually means to be happy and what brings us the most happiness. I found it super interesting and it gave me lots of food for thought. I know that Robert Holden has also written a few books, so I'm looking forward to checking them out in the future. In fact, just talking about this is making me want to listen to it again.

7 // Leila Spencer @thehealthstudent 

Leila's Instagram feed is not only beautiful but also super motivational. She posts lots of healthy recipes and lovely stories. Most of all, however, I love her positive vibe. Whenever she shares something, it's super upbeat and encouraging. It always puts me in a better mood and inspires me to have a more positive outlook that day.



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  1. This is such a great post, thank you for sharing. I am going to spend some time going through these posts right now!

    Danielle xx
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