It’s important to remember to focus on the positive. This is something I need to remind myself of this week. I went for another job interview and once again I didn’t get the job. Needless to say I’m disappointed. I have faith though, that everything happens for a reason and that something better is on the way.
I want to tell you that it’s okay not to be okay. I’m holding my hands up and confessing that the last few weeks, since my Grandma died, have been tough. I’ve felt low, tired and tearful. I’ve felt like a hypocrite. Continue reading “It’s okay not to be okay”
On Tuesday evening I had the privilege of being interviewed on Radio Suffolk’s Tuesday Night Takeover show about mental health with Jon Wright and Suffolk User Forum. I spoke of how my spiritual and Buddhist practices have helped me to overcome depression. Katie Mottram from Emerging Proud and author of Mend the Gap talked about the link between spirituality and mental health. Listen now. You can hear Katie at about 1 hour and 17 minutes and I’m on after that at about 1 hour and 40 minutes, along with Linda talking about Mindfulness.
Yesterday I left work early as I felt tired and tearful. I went to bed at 9 pm, determined to wake up feeling better and raring to go. Inspired by my ex-flatmate Lottie, I’ve been challenging myself to do Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning (more about that in a later post) over the last couple of days. I set my alarm for 6.30 am, determined to have a successful day three.
“If you want to make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself, and then make a change” Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror
As you may know if you’ve been following my blog posts, 2018 was a tough year for me. I started the year with high hopes of setting up my new business “The Happiness Club” and fulfilling my life purpose. All these ambitions were put on hold as I stopped taking my anti-depressants and had a number of relapses of depression. I was also stressed out about money as my income only covered less than two thirds of my expenses.
I’m reluctant to call myself a Buddhist, even though I practice Nicherin Buddhism on a daily basis. Having being part of a few different religions and practiced various forms of spirituality, I am reluctant to put a label on it. I have to admit though that out of everything I’ve done, practicing Buddhism with Soka Gakkai International (SGI) has had the most profound effect on my life.