Hey y’all, I’m Babs, creator of Crazy Ambition. I used to write at Working Girl London, which is still my baby, but as my life and my priorities changed, so did the topics I wanted to write about. If you’ve got a while, my first ever post explains my motivations for creating Crazy Ambition and my hopes of how it will help others, but for the lazy version – I’m a self confessed career girl and wannabe yogi who has struggled with depression and anxiety for a while. On my journey of recovery, I’ve realised that all I’ve ever wanted is to be my best self, but in striving to do that I focused on my career, social life and physical health, leaving my mental health to fall by the wayside. I now understand that any attempt to be successful has to involve a holistic view, and as I continue in my quest, I hope to help others along the way. But what does it mean to be your best self?
- Be brave. It’s so easy to fully immerse yourself in ‘stuff’ (work, gym, partying), going full steam ahead on auto pilot without taking a step back to look at which direction you’re going in. And frankly, it’s a lot less scary than asking yourself the difficult questions; Am I really happy? Is this the best path for me? Should I change? Can I change? But the first step to living your best life is to be 100% honest with yourself about what that means to you.
- Be open. Open to change, open with yourself and open with others. Since I’ve started articulating what I truly want in life, rather than suppressing it for fear that it doesn’t fit with my 5 year plan or isn’t the safest bet, opportunity has come a knockin’ more than once. Even if you don’t feel able to be fully transparent, at least start some conversations, dip your toe in and you’ll see that the fear that was holding you back was completely misplaced.
- Be consistent. This doesn’t mean you should keep doing the same thing if it’s failing you. But be consistent in your resolve to go after what you now realise you want. Don’t give up at the first hurdle. And if you realise you were wrong, don’t sweat it – go back to step 1 and start again. This isn’t a one off 3 step process to fix your life. It’s an ongoing cycle and so far for me, it’s taking me exactly where I want to be.
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