Helping others brings me connection and joy, so I love to do it. When it comes to giving though, I find I need to be full within myself first. I’ve learnt that I need to overfill my cup with love first, to let it spill over into my saucer and then fill other people’s cups from there. Giving makes me happy, but it’s important that I do it from a place of abundance rather than a place of emptiness. Giving when I am more than full; that's when I'm most effective. Helping others in this way means that I really look after myself too.
I like to use music to relax and calm myself down after a tough day, especially if I’m carrying tension. Good music has the power to release me from any unhelpful states of mind. I find instrumental music particularly good at helping me unwind and let go - especially if I’ve had a lot of interaction with people that day. ‘Explosions in the Sky’ is a musical band that have been with me for a number of years, which I love to listen to.
To provide inspiration and help me feel really good, I often draw motivation from people on YouTube who are living their dream. Tony Robbins and Alan Watts are my personal favourites. There’s a lot of information, and a lot of phenomenal people, out there, so I hone into whatever and whoever resonates with me at the time. Listening is a great tool that creates inspiration to go forth within myself.
If it was possible to send a note back to yourself when you needed the most help, what would it look like?