Today is International Women’s Day and in honour of this, women were called upon to reflect on their younger selves. ‎If you could tell your younger self anything, what would you tell her?

-Be more kind to others.
-It is okay to be single and happy; no one can ever love you or complete you more than you can.
-It is okay to love your job but it doesn’t and will never define you.
-Good health is everything; if you don’t have it, you don’t have anything.
-Seek help when you need it; talk about that which pains you and release it.
-It is okay to be scared but don’t let fear drive you; let it inspire you.
-Change is okay.
-Be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished.
-Follow your passion everyday.
-Take time off for yourself frequently.
-Forgive as often as you can, when you’re ready.
-Read as much as you can.
-Enjoy every age because it is fleeting.
-If you ever have a choice to say I love you or to say nothing at all to the one you love, always choose I love you.

Feeling Blue?

Something to think about the next time you are feeling low and stressed. I read the following in the paper:

Cultivate gratitude
Carve out an hour a day for solitude
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, reflection
Keep it simple
Keep your house picked up
Don’t overschedule
Strive for realistic deadlines
Never make a promise you can’t keep
Allow an extra half hour for everything you do
Create quiet surroundings at home and at work
Go to bed at nine o’clock twice a week
Always carry something interesting to read
Breathe- deeply and often
Move- walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy
Drink pure spring water- lots of it
Eat only when hungry
If its not delicious, don’t eat it
Be instead of do
Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal
Laugh more often
Luxuriate in your senses
Always opt for comfort
If you don’t love it, live without it
Let mother nature nurture
Don’t answer the telephone during dinner
Stop trying to please everybody
Start pleasing yourself
Stay away from negative people
Don’t squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion
Nurture friendships
Don’t be afraid of your passion
Approach problems as challenges
Honor your aspirations
Set achievable goals
Surrender expectations
Savor beauty
Create boundaries
For every “yes”, let there be a “no”
Don’t worry; be happy
Remember, happiness is a living emotion
Exchange security for serenity
Care for your soul
Cherish your dreams
Express love everyday