It’s been a while since I shared any inspirational quotes I’ve come across and trying to find time to calm your mind and fully appreciate the day can be quite hard when you’re in a routine where you’re always busy and never have time for yourself. Instead of sharing a quote from a philosopher or advocate, today I want to share with you a thought that recently has really resonated with me. Continue reading “Inspiration of the day”
It’s a spring public holiday in Edinburgh today and although not everyone gets this day off, I’m happy to say we’ve got a bit of a break before the hectic period at work starts again.
I’m working on a very personal post that I’d like to share with you soon, but in the meantime, I’ll leave you with a bit of food for thought.
This week, I finished an 8-week mindfulness course at work (see previous post here). We were required to attend at least six 2-hour sessions and I was pleased to say I attended all except one when we made a trip to Wales and I’ve learned so much from it. One of the things I’ve learned is how hard it is for me to be kind to myself. We have no problems being kind and loving to those we love or those in need, so why do we find it so hard to be kind and loving to ourselves?
Often we look to inspirational leaders and prominent figures for words of wisdom. After all, they’re often in the public eye and are great motivational speakers. When we see inspiration from other sources (like your parents, the newspaper, or words from a friend) this can sometimes be overlooked as clichés. The same words are often repeated so much that we don’t see how it’s inspiring until it resonates with us in one life activity or another. Here’s mine.
If your workplace has been anything like mine, you’re probably swamped with piles of work to get through these last couple of weeks after the holidays. Between trying to get myself organised with small details for the wedding and getting myself started on my wedding dresses and other cooking projects (like making my own beef jerky and looking at healthier food choices), work and classes, I feel like I’ve rarely had a moment to myself. So here’s a little bit of motivation to kick off the week:
It’s been a lovely week and a half of doing what I wanted to do, relaxing and not having to worry about office politics or meeting deadlines at work; just setting my own deadlines for myself and doing what I needed to do around the house. Being in a completely different environment (ie back at work) where you’re following other people’s rules and meeting tight timescales, I thought this would be a good time to post words of inspiration to help us all through a new week.
It’s been so hectic at work, sometimes you just need to take a minute out to clear your mind and focus on what’s important. I’m getting back to working on more dressmaking and DIY wedding projects as well as finishing up outstanding jewellery pieces I’ve promised friends and family. I’m hoping to start posting more about what I’ll be working on soon, so please stick around!
In the meantime here’s a little piece of wisdom to end the week with.