I reached out to a few girls and women, between the ages of 20-35 years, and asked them about their experiences with being forced to live up to expectations, and the effect it has had on their mental health. Academic pressure Scoring good grades and being the best at academics is something most students try to live up to, regardless of how terribly pressuring the situation can get. Being compared to peers, and forced to
I recently started an amazing job – – an opportunity that I’m so thankful for. And I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with many accomplished, talented and badass women over the past 4 months – – to say it is inspiring is an understatement. But a common theme remains no matter what job I work in, people seem to react VERY personally to criticism and to get upset about things that I don’t even notice.
How would you like to be perceived? This is something we all think about (consciously or unconsciously) but think about it – – how do you want people to think of you? Personally, I always wanted to please everyone and to be accepted. So I spent a majority of my life trying win people over. BUT what I’ve learned is that how other people “see” you is a reflection of themselves and how they think
“Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.” ~Agnes Macphail I have found that the more time I spend alone, the more comfortable I become in my own skin because I can truly get to know myself. This provides me with more patience to accept myself as I am, wherever I am in my journey, on a daily basis. This lesson was something I learned
I recently uprooted my life once again and moved to Calgary, Alberta. Not going to lie… I never thought I’d live here and this was not part of any plan I ever had. But to be honest, none of my so called plans have worked out as I thought so I stopped planning awhile ago… My move to Calgary has not only been my favourite move ever, it has taught me one of me biggest lessons.
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon” – Brandt Quotes like these often commence motivational speeches, college graduation speeches etc. … with little to no discussion about how important taking risks and making those big and small choices in life really are. Throughout high school and college, we are all given a syllabus that says exactly when to show up, what books to purchase, what length of papers to
I know I talk A LOT about happiness but, I truly think personal happiness and fulfillment is essential for a healthy life. What have you done lately to make yourself happy? Spring is almost here – – the snow is melting, the grass is peaking out and the days are getting a little bit longer! Spring equals happiness to me, I love the sound of the birds, the smell of the musty grass and all
Have you ever worried about what people think about you? Have you ever felt left out, rejected or alone and in turn put walls up to shield you from the hurt and criticism people so openly offered? Have you made choices to not do something that you know would make yourself happy and proud just because you’re worried about how some people may react? If so, you’re normal. Recently though, I’ve started wondering: “If wanting people’s approval is natural and healthy, is it always a good thing?”
2017 has arrived, and I don’t know about you but a new year always fills me with the excitement of everything to come: new opportunities, new adventures, hopefully continued happiness and health, success etc. I always have big dreams for the coming year and set my New Year’s resolutions and goals with all my hopes and dreams in mind! Unfortunately, a lot of the time our resolutions are broken before January is over. Many of
How many of your have ever felt like you had a to hide who you are or change to fit in and be accepted? The excitement of a new friendship and new coworkers is a great feeling that many of you can probably relate to – – it’s great to feel a connection with someone you share mutual interests with. But sometimes we end up disappointed, betrayed or hurt by the people we trust and invest in.