Welcome to Just Do You 2.
If you, like me, have realised that you are busy, busy, busy all the time but don’t feel like you are achieving anything, then WELCOME aboard!
One step forward, fifty-five steps backwards. Ok, slight exaggeration but that’s what it feels like.
I became aware that I needed to change my perspective on life when I turned fifty years old.
I was in a job I didn’t love. I was always busy but didn’t seem to be getting anywhere. My stress levels and anxiety were sky-rocketing due to circumstances outside my control.
I had always been the resilient one, the grounded one, the sensible one; the one my family came to when their life was spiralling!
But now I felt I was the one spiralling, and simply acknowledging and identifying how I felt, lit a flame that motivated me to get up off my butt!
I knew I needed to improve my self-belief and break the cycle of being self-destructive and stop the negative dialogue, because if I couldn’t do that, then I couldn’t change and improve my life!
I had half-heartedly ventured down the self-improvement road in the past but always reverted to old habits and limiting self-beliefs, creeping back to the comfortable and familiar.
But this time was different. I turned fifty years old. And I was discontent with what I had achieved in my life and realised that I wasn’t where I imagined that I would be by this age.
This was the catalyst that embarked me on the journey of self-discovery, self-help, self-belief and a quest to change my life.
And rediscover the real me!
Who I Am
A brief overview is I’m a 50-year-old mother of three adult daughters, who are my life. I have four beautiful grandchildren who light up my world, a husband who I love, and who is my soul mate and best friend.
I have a family that I love! And who loves me in return!
And I should be happy and content.
But I’m not.
It’s not my family that I’m discontent with, it’s me!
I turned fifty this year, and I don’t know, call it a mid-life crisis but it hit me like a ton of bricks that I wasn’t where I had imagined I’d be at this stage of my life.
I am 9-years post-cancer diagnosis, and instead of living my best life with a positive focus on my health, well-being and overall gratitude and appreciation, I feel as though I’m in a rut, emotionally drained and overwhelmed, and desperate to escape the daily grind of working 9-to-5 in a job that doesn’t satisfy or inspire me.
I am at the point where I want to decide when, where and how much I want to work and to stop wishing away 5-days of the week in desperation of reaching the weekend.
Soooo, now that I’ve acknowledged that I need to change and improve my life, I’ve embarked on a journey, trip, quest or adventure, whatever you want to call it, of self-discovery, with an intention and goal to change my state, mindset, and my story.
Life is finite. And after a cancer diagnosis (or two actually, but that’s a blog post) I’m acutely aware of that.
So, in the words of Carol Burnett:
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me”
If you are aware that you also need to change your life but have no idea where to start, then jump on-board and follow along to discover simple ways to also improve your life with confidence and intention to learn, grow and flourish – and live your best life!