How to Reach A Quiet Pace of Life

I noticed something quite particular living in London and with other European countries like France, Spain, Italy or Portugal. Where I always feel in a rush to manage/ juggle so many things to do when I am living in London, it’s completely the contrary in France.

All the time, I had this strong feeling that I put myself on autopilot to be able to tick off my to-do list in London. It’s a weird sensation especially when I am coming back in France, in Brittany and the pace of life is so peaceful. People are taking the time to have a coffee, enjoy their meal and being in the present, for me they are more settled because they are in harmony with their environment. It is so relaxing, to take time to do things, to get used to this pace, to this quality of life it’s pure bliss.

When I am back in London, I am trying to keep this pace, this quiet confidence allowing me to face and enjoy my day. It is very easy for a few days but I get caught up in my habit to multitask slowly but surely. This is where meditation and the brilliant Scent Discovery Kit of Neom Organics are my tools to keep myself on my tracks, to pause, realise what I am doing and decrease my pace of thought to take time to do things.

It is really a learning process to be able to speed or slow down your pace when you want instead of following a negative thinking process or imagine the worst. I think truly the key is to just ask ourselves : do we really need to stress about it? Is it the end of the world ? if your responses to these questions is no, clearly there is no need to run like a rabbit and put yourself in this frenetic pace. No point.

And unsurprisingly, it is when I am taking time to do things, to do it properly and accurately that everything is falling into place. No need to double check, check again my mobile, send several emails, just make time to complete my tasks at my pace is THE solution to remain efficient and productive. Not only you will have a quiet confidence but you will remain happy and satisfied about your day, and THIS is really the cherry on the cake to finish your day in beauty !

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Sometimes you just need to receive a meaningful present

He offered me a gift. Simple but so meaningful. A present I miss receiving because it’s beautiful and so thoughtful. He means as well that he listened to me. He know that I had a great day, kick ass my projects at work and felt powerless of the sadness of my friends dealing with traumatic events and difficult decisions to make. He knows that I helped as much as I can, relentlessly. But sometimes, we have to let go of our strength and accept our emotions flow freely without fear or inhibitions. Being opened to show our vulnerability to help others and support them. This is what I did today and the beautiful flowers that my man offered to me remind me that. When you are open to give, offer your presence for support, you never know when someone else will do the same for you. And he just did it. By this simple and beautiful gesture : buy me flowers to make me happy.

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Being a parent is a hell of a ride !

She is making tantrums I would never imagine. She has strength, willpower and perseverance and she know what she wants. She is currently testing our boundaries constantly and it’s unbelievable but normal because all parents went through this stage. I am using diplomacy, tons of explanation, my nice and calm voice to make her understand that there are some things she won’t get or won’t do. Oh, I know that my bundle of joy understand everything I am saying to her, oh yes, it doesn’t mean that she would not try to test my patience. I have to say, the pack Patience for the Headspace app is invaluable for this particular stage.

Despite these new challenges part of parenting, I saw also my daughter being more confident, gritty and happy…  exploring, being more curious, more in harmony with the world around her. She is a real firecracker when she starts but also so adorable, gorgeous and affectionate that sometimes it’s difficult to play the firm parent. Sometimes I just want to give her a cuddle and let it go. But, I keep in mind that it is for her best and always reassure her that Mummy will always love her whatever the next game she will invent !

I prefer to see her happy , curious and noisy than being quiet, wise and shy. So, with this in mind, let me convince her that it’s time to brush her hair now… it’s going to be a hell of a ride !

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The Happiness Planner : An asset for self growth and empowerment

I waited sufficiently to let you know my thoughts about the Happiness Planner. Why ? because I wanted to use it firstly to verify if indeed it will make a difference to my life, my thoughts and my mindset. I have been intrigued and seduced by the beauty and esthetism of the planner, I am not going to lie about it. The work behind the design of it has been truly remarkable and convince me even more to offer me this beautiful and meaningful planner.

In short, while using The Happiness Planner, you’ll be encouraged to;

– Set goals & dreams that align with who you truly are; that will give meaning to your life.
– Write down goals that you want to achieve and the action plans you will take.
– Integrate more of what makes you happy into your daily life.
– Plan to make changes to the things that make you unhappy.
– Learn to see the positive in every situation.
– Learn to harness your own personal power, build mental strength, and adopt a growth mindset
– Start each day with a positive and exciting thought.
– End each day with gratitude
– Evaluate your energy and happiness level.
– Reflect on your week & month and the lessons learned.
– Set goals for improvement

I think above all the arguments to buy it, I really wanted to grasp more my time, make time for what is important and realise by being grateful of all the good things happening in my life. And it does really work. By taking time to write down my ideas, by reading everyday an inspiring quote to keep going, by seeing in writing what I achieved, what I learned, I had a better image of myself and I am feeling empowered. I know where I am and where I need to go. I am feeling more in control of  my life and more in line with my goals. I have to say, even tough I read the reviews before to buy it, I didn’t expect such amazing results just by buying a planner. My experience of it proved once again that writing down what we wish has a transformative power on our mindset. I feel motivated, committed and convinced that I can make my dreams come true…honestly it is like feeling a million bucks daily and this feeling is A-MA-ZING !

Most importantly  it will help you to increase your awareness, your positivity and ultimately change your mindset to be closer to your goals, in a nutshell everything we need to enjoy our life !! And my dear French readers, this planner would be available in French soon. I am sure that you will love this Planner as much as I love it now. I am seriously thinking to buy some of their notepads now !

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DNCE – Cake by the Ocean

Love this song because it’s a call to go g fucking crazy, to live dangerously and enjoy our life to the fullest. No limits. No boundaries. No responsibilities. Just have a fabulous time, this is the definition of Carpe Diem. Enjoy !

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