One of the main reasons I felt like I didn’t “belong” as a teenager, was the bullshit story I was telling myself of WHY I didn’t belong.
Firstly, remember that feelings don’t just pop out of nowhere - THOUGHTS create feelings.
Whilst we are unable to undo evolutionary developments, we can try and combat it by changing the way we take on positive stimuli.
Roughly 18 months ago, I was in that “fitness insta” game. You know. The daily selfie to prove you’ve worked out. Making sure you’re up-to-date with the latest hashtags, the latest brands, the latest events. I called it “Dream Work Win” – punchy, motivating, inspiring – or so I thought. Yet, ironically, I was exhausted [...]