Taking a Break to Treat Myself Like a Friend and Not a Robot

No episode this week. I decided to take the week off because I realised I was treating myself like a robot, expecting myself to produce an episode despite how confused and exhausted I felt from traveling across the world.

The Situation

I’d traveled from Berlin to Perth, having spent three years away from Perth and then coming back and expecting myself to hit the ground running and edit a full podcast this week. No worries, just pump it out like nothing had happened, like it was just another normal week. Continue reading

Sharing more from me.

I feel in the last few posts I’ve been putting on a voice that just isn’t me.

Everything I’ve shared on this blog so far has been stuff that’s helped me, and I certainly wouldn’t change any of it. It’s just the tone of the last few posts which don’t feel right to me. I think it sounds like I’m telling you that you’re not ok as you are right now and that you should change in someway, like starting to freewrite everyday or practice body awareness 24-7. Continue reading

Listening to what You Need

Listening to what we need.

In order to live authentically we need to listen to what we need, and provide that for ourselves in any given situation. By listening to what we need we strengthen our relationship with ourselves (the most important relationship there is) and make space for our authentic self to stretch out into the world.

For a long time I’d remain in situations which didn’t feel right. I would sit through these unpleasant situations because I thought I had to. I thought I didn’t have a choice. Somehow it felt as though I deserved to experience this unpleasantness. Continue reading

Freewriting - a tool for inner exploration

Freewriting is a pretty handy tool for inner-exploration.

Our inner-environment determines how we perceive the things outside us. But how often do we take the time to check-in on what’s going on inside?

If we’re feeling anxious one day, then everything around us will seem a bit threatening, uncomfortable and irritating. If we’re feeling relaxed, things around us will be experienced as more friendly, calm and easy-going.

So if our inner-environment dictates how we perceive our outer-environment, then it would seem pretty logical to take a look at what’s going on internally before jumping the gun and concluding our external experiences are responsible for how we feel. Continue reading