O UT O F O F F I C E⠀ ⠀ I’m off to get curious for a few days! I’ll be back in the office on Monday 17th August. ⠀ ⠀ Have a wonderful weekend! ⠀ #brb
C O N N E C T I O N⠀ ⠀ “Above and Beyond the Kitchen Table is a wonderful, supportive and safe environment full of fab small business owners who all have a wealth of experience to share and learn from each other. There's always a fantastic energy in this group and I am really happy to be one of the members. Val has a wonderful way of connecting like minded business peeps while still managing the group and leading us with ideas and creative input and I've made some brilliant connections and biz friends by being a member too" - @jacqueline_e_author ⠀ ⠀ Want to join us? Click link in the bio to join my Facebook group Above & Beyond The Kitchen Table.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ And if you're already a member....tag a friend who you think would love the group.
Challenge accepted🖤🤍⠀ ⠀ Thank you for thinking of me and for the nomination @anaespinabyanaisa ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #challengeaccepted #womensupportingwomen #liftingeachotherup ⠀ 📷 @msmeganwilson
Get Clear on Your Values⠀ ⠀ For your goals to be achievable, they must move you towards things you want. It sounds obvious, but it’s easy to be seduced by other people’s ambitions and mistakenly assume you want the same things.⠀ ⠀ The key is to get really clear on your personal values and set goals that align closely with them. Values are the things you believe are important in the way you live and work. They should determine your priorities and help you measure whether your life is turning out the way you want.⠀
Gentle G O A L S E T T I N G ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Whether you’ve been in business a while or you’re just starting out, it’s not unusual to find yourself feeling adrift. Maybe you’re working hard and doing all the right things, but you just don’t seem to be getting anywhere worthwhile? ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Often, people feel this way because they haven’t spent enough time thinking about where they’re going, and they don’t know how to set goals to get them there. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Goal setting is a powerful process but how do you set goals and be gentle with yourself at the same time? Click the link in the bio for my latest blog post.⠀ ⠀ 📷: @msmeganwilson
LOCKDOWN DIARIES ⠀ ⠀ “What’s my lockdown experience so far? The beginning was the hardest time for me, as I tried to wrap my head around it all. As a wedding photographer my clients were emailing me to cancel their weddings and I felt overwhelmingly sad.The uncertainty of the future was weighing me down - to some degree still is but I’m feeling more positive now. ⠀ ⠀ As I started to process what’s going on, I adapted to the new reality and motivated myself to focus more on self care, doing whatever I needed to feel good. My mental health became a priority. I experimented with new ideas like taking cold showers ( following advice from Wim Hoff who was interviewed by Russell Brand on his fantastic podcast ), reading for 1hr with my morning coffee, yoga, meditating or doing various breathing exercises.⠀ ⠀ I didn’t feel motivated to work and I allowed myself to pause and feel all the feelings, engage in crafts, gardening,nature walks without guilt. I enjoyed wine ( found new favourite!), long phone chats with my best friends ( and zoom at the beginning), sunbathing in my garden and I also had a bit of an adventure finally climbing Win Hill at 3am to see the sunrise ( was all clear and beautiful)! ⠀ ⠀ Lockdown became time for letting go of ambitious goals and instead focusing on simplicity of life. Less chores, less rush, less stress and more simple living with gratitude. ⠀ ⠀ I felt like the world wanted me to stop, process, listen and connect with what’s going on and try to find joy in simple living, slower pace of life and fewer activities.”⠀ ⠀ Magda Kuczmik, Wedding Photographer⠀ @magdakphotography