Monday lunch : eating a French endives salad (because salads will help me take care of my weight, right?), listening to Jameela Jamil’s latest podcast… ending up finishing that chocolate cake left in the fridge.
Jameela’s guest was Celeste Barber (an Australian comedian who started the #celestechallengeaccepted several years ago, parodying model shoots by comparing what it might look like for an average woman to strike those same poses). I love both women a great deal and it was a fabulous way to start my week listening to them, talking about womanhood, mental health, kindness, social media, lockdown, and more importantly, self acceptance and letting go of unrealistic expectations in life.
The first time I saw Jameela was in the Netflix series The Good Place, a very clever show which questions the idea of Heaven and Hell.
I think many of us will agree that 2020 was definitely not The Good Place and it shook us all more or less, driving people to wonder what really mattered in life. What do you miss the most? Have you decided to change gear and head in a new direction? Any plans to improve yet another challenging year in terms of social interactions?
“Your vibe attracts your tribe” I read the other day, and I loved that mantra instantly. The idea that we’re all magnets, that whatever we are resonating with is what attracts our reality made me vibrate in a constructive way.
Watching the news too often tends to hammer the point everyone around you is in the same boat, amplifying a sense of collective oneness in shared pathos. It’s comforting to moan and be scared together.
But I’ve been trying very hard to look for a silver lining, excitedly awaiting new beginnings, open to miracles, change and always ready to create a happy moment since the beginning of January. Because deep down, it is who I am and I really feel like changing the rules of the virus game.
It’s quite obvious by now, we can’t control everything 100%. Although we need to escape the reality to give ourselves a break every once in a while, we have to be practical. At least I HAVE to be practical! Apocalyptic pandemic atmosphere messing with my projects? I need to live my life accordingly and make new plans! Not everything is a total fluke…
A little less conversation, a little more action baby!
And on Tuesday morning, I read a comment by the lovely Jules which felt like she was cleverly winking at me. What about a vision board?
Radiant, positive energy.
So here is to empowering energy! Here is to keeping the faith, to making life easier, to looking after yourself, to focusing on what’s good for you!
You know what feels good when I need to balance out negative emotions? Swearing! In French we say “telling big words” (ironically, swearing generally uses small ones!). Fudge you Covid! Fudge you lockdown!
Take care of you xxx