Tuesday, 9 February 2016

An Ode to Authenticity

Where do you come from and what do you do? 

2 questions I hate answering. 

Unlike some people, I so used to envy, I struggle to answer this question in two words. I was born, grew up and now live in 3 different places and defining what I am or do is also not very concise. I guess right now, I'm a student, shop supervisor and ad-hoc intern. Most of all, I'm a total dreamer but I have a good dollop of realism too. Ambition and good work ethic have never been areas of weakness but vibes of "the grass is greener" and lusting through rose tinted specs at others' lives looking severely more Instagrammable and nuclear family perfect than mine, can leave feelings of self doubt and inadequacy. 

Comparison breeds feelings of inadequacy. 

With that noted, it was time for a change of perspective. What can I change? Myself. What can't I change? The rest of the world. So let's start there. 

A bit of research and reading threw up a re-occuring list of must have books on my shelf and must use mindful techniques. All sharing the common factor of helping me become the best version of myself, which frankly is all anyone can ask for. The brightest, most efficient, most productive, most appreciated, most balanced, HAPPIEST version of me will always be a work in progress but one that can be propelled with the right tools. Yeah? 

I Quit Sugar For Life: Sarah Wilson
How To Win Friends And Influence People

Once I've managed to get through them all I'll post a review, but for now, it's back to #GirlBoss... I can't put it down. 

What's on your reading list at the moment? Have you read any self help books?

Lots Of Love,

B xx 


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