Sing and shine

When we get excited and have fun, it allows us to access a brighter part of ourselves and it brings us a sense of newfound both mental and physical energy, and especially if you are consistent with doing what lights you up inside.

Consistency is key, building fun habits as well as those more mundane ones into your life. Therefore, excitement can be in essence our guide to bringing more happiness into our lives on a regular basis if we let ourselves feel that feeling.

Have you ever thought about what your purpose in life is? It’s not just about what you do work-wise (if this is something that excites you), it’s something that you can think about to cover all other areas of your life too. Of course we interact differently with different kinds of people but we can show up as a whole as one kind of person and take control of how we want to feel in life, which’ll ultimately come across in the way we behave with ourselves and to others in the outside world.

Singing can really make a difference if you make it part of your daily or weekly routine – you can do it anywhere, anytime. There is much more opportunity now to have music surround you in life wherever you are, what with access to YouTube on our phones and Bluetooth too… You can use those spare tedious moments effectively by including music into your life to uplift and de-stress you.

Singing has been such an important part of my journey in improving my energy, growing my mindset, motivating and empowering me, making me feel good, and more importantly increasing the flow of joy and happiness into my life.

So let excitement be your guide – never lose your childlike spirit!

Sail away from the safe harbour

Mark Twain was right. There’s so much more to discover about ourselves when we start exploring within our very own selves that we never even knew existed.

A year ago, I never knew I would be writing regular blogs, actually produce the content for most of my book, and get as inspired as I have done with all forms of music – it has played such a big role in my life fulfilling lots of different purposes.

Life is so full of stress, overwhelm, obstacles and challenges, and so it is crucial that we must look within ourselves when we come across and have to face any one of life’s challenges. It’s important to learn to find the opportunities to learn something new and pull something positive from each one of these experiences even if it is a negative experience. Push past those barriers, have more faith in yourself, take the plunge, each and every day of your life is valuable – we mustn’t waste a moment.

Sometimes I don’t always know if I am heading in the right direction (it can be difficult to know for sure), but I do have to just trust my intuition as I go along, that gut feeling inside, that I am taking the steps that are right for me and the path I am heading towards, my goals and ambitions. My future. And your’s too.

It’s important to remember that it’s your road and your’s alone – other people can walk it with you but can never walk it for you, which is why it’s so important to empower ourselves to live our best lives through connecting to ourselves, our needs and passions to get the best out of life. No one else can know this better than us.

If time, money or even children weren’t an issue, what would you want to pursue in life? What are your ambitions, what do you dream of? Open your heart, eyes and mind… see what comes up.

We have to give ourselves the mental space to breathe and think about what these even are. When we go from one task to another without stopping, it’s hard sometimes to know what you want from life as there’s not much time to think about it all.

Dedicate a little time in each day to think about this, find a little activity that you could do regularly that would start helping you to build those blocks towards that thing you dream of – and include it as a regular, routine part of your life. Routine doesn’t have to be boring!

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Use them as an opportunity to grow, feel more freedom to be yourself and ultimately start to see yourself in your true colours.

Don’t forget to have fun

We get so used to the routine in our daily lives that we sometimes forget to make fun a part of it too, especially if you are someone who gets overwhelmed easily just trying to keep up with everything (especially for me coming up to the end of the school year with doctors appointments, inductions, shows, school trips and sports days just fill up the calendar and a constant juggling act with my 3 kids). You may also be someone who has a routine involving tasks or chores that are mindless or unexciting like housework, cleaning, sorting through clothes, sitting in heavy traffic on and off all day long, a long train commute, and so on.

The lack of stimulation is so incredibly draining on the mind…. when really you can make life more exciting and add to the equation some music or listen to a motivational video, even if for just 5-10 minutes, which can suddenly make you feel more energised, uplifted and in a better mood for the rest of the day. Or find another calming mindful activity, meditate or delve into a good book. Just listen to your body and feel what it needs, then go and do that thing. This is what self-care is all about.

It’s not just chores we can add fun to, it’s everything in our lives. It could be that you are making the best of what you have, for example, with chronic fatigue, chronic disease, a hearing disability or sight loss. Life can be really tough and very challenging, and we have to make that choice to push through doing the best we can to make positive life choices to be able to better handle the negatives that come our way.

I have been experimenting with my new hearing aid to take advantage of the latest technology and using Bluetooth which is a completely new experience for me. It really is like having headphones on without wearing headphones (I like the 80s style “over the ear” ones) whenever anyone calls me or I play any songs on YouTube, which is quite cool though it does feel a bit strange talking to people on the phone with no mobile attached to my ear. Or maybe i’m just a bit behind on the times as more and more people are wearing Bluetooth headsets whether they have any hearing loss or not.

It could also be that you would like to make interactions with your family more fun which helps to make your home environment less stressful and helps to snap out of the routine a little, making your lives feel easier and more enjoyable. We have to make a conscious effort to add little drops of fun into our day to keep up our energy and to be your best self.

Kids learn best through fun and play, and the same really does apply to adults aswell. There is always something new we could be learning, and this is a great way to energise your mind and grow your mindset.

We can take control of our thoughts and beliefs, and empower ourselves to live happier lives and not let everyone and everything around us dominate our lives, leaving very litte time and space in our minds to do anything for ourselves.

Think sideways and out of the box, maybe there is something more that excites you in that direction. And do more of that in your life – be happy, you deserve it.