By Amy Wright.
I was thinking, earlier this week, about where I am in life right now – what chapter I’m living. I’m 21, a university graduate, living back at home with my parents. It’s a strange feeling, as if I’m in ‘limbo’; I haven’t yet completely adjusted to life without education, without assessments, and without the apprehension of starting a new academic year in September.
I’m at a point in life where there is a lot of change. For some, this can be very unsettling, however, working with Susie on Women of Spirit has been a gift to me – I have a purpose, and I’m already working and carving out my career. This is my chapter. It’s a new one, and I’ve barely turned the first page, but it’s also an exciting one.
The importance of reflection and appreciation for ourselves has become apparent to me since working with Susie. Through her work, she aims to help give women the tools to be their true selves, to practice self-love, and to feel empowered. I have become more self-aware, taking conscious time to think about myself in a positive light. This isn’t always easy, but it makes a difference. Thinking about my ‘chapter’ of life is uplifting, in a way, as I realise there will be more chapters to come – some highs, some lows – and that each will be temporary. Two phrases that Susie has learned and passes on are helpful: “Trust the process” and “this too will pass.”
Susie’s book, Women of Spirit, has four chapters: The Road to Self-Love, Failure is Not an Option, Perfect in My Imperfections, and Death does Not Define Me. Each contain stories from real women who have faced adversity and won. They each tell such inspiring stories, from heartbreak to abuse, mental illness to physical illness, each woman has risen from their hardship. They found their ways to cope, to live, to thrive, not simply to survive. Their chapters are so uplifting and so inspiring.
That’s why I’d like you to take a moment, right now, to think about your chapter. Where are you in your life? Reflection can provide perspective; the importance of knowing that the hard times are only temporary, and the good times can get even better, is essential. Having a greater understanding of how your emotions affect your thoughts can lead you towards self-acceptance and self-love. Accessing your sub-conscious mind and recognising your conditioned beliefs can have an impact on your actions. So, take this moment to think…
The Road to Self-Love isn’t always an easy one, yet once you know how, you can learn to thrive and live the life you want to live. Think about these questions: Are you emotionally resilient? Do you feel in control and confident about your abilities? Or, do you feel stressed, overwhelmed and unfulfilled, as if your life is on pause with no end to this chapter?
First, if you answered yes to the last question, then know that with the right techniques, you can transform to become the best version of yourself. If you haven’t already, please join our Facebook group to receive support from others.
Second, if you wish to learn to embrace the awesome power of self-love, then Susie’s workshop may be of interest to you. She and her colleague, Helen Courtney – award winning Female Empowerment Coach – will empower you to change negative self-talk and beliefs into authentic and lasting self-love. Gift yourself a day of self-awareness and healing, align with your true self, and achieve fulfilment in all areas of your life, including your relationships, career, health and wealth.
A one-day retreat at the Stone Manor Hotel in Kidderminster, this workshop could be life-changing. If you wish to ‘turn the page’ and begin a new chapter, then click here for more details and to secure your place.
Thank you for reading, and for taking the time out of your day to think about you. Just stopping and appreciating yourself can have an impact on the way you think. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be this:
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli.