In this podversation, Paul Brewerton, the strengths guy, talks with sisters Roohi and Nida Mohiyuddin, two inspiring women who have just launched Nu(pw)R, a new business designed to empower women through a unique three stage process.
Roohi and Nida tell their story – what led them to set out on their journey and what difference they hope to achieve in the world.
They tell us about their programme – The Confident Empowered Woman – and provide some tips and advice on how women can
- shut down their inner critic,
- break down their barriers to success, and
- turn their strengths into superpowers.
This is a very exciting podversation, what Roohi and Nida are doing is timely, powerful and hugely helpful for women seeking to build their confidence and become empowered. And it’s not only for women – everyone can take a lot away from this podversation.
To find out more about Nu(pw)R and the Confident Empowered Woman, please visit their website https://nupwr.co.uk/ I strongly recommend that you do.
There is also a lot of powerful content on their blog.
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10 ways to feel a little bit happier
Happiness is about living each moment with love, joy, and gratitude. It is about appreciating the now and all it has to offer. Happiness should not be about chasing moments, it is right in front of us if we only open our eyes to it.
Happiness is often described as a state of mind. However, during tough times in your life, this can be hard to put into practice. Often in crisis, the focus is simply about trying to process events and feelings, which is important.
Happiness isn’t stagnant or consistent. As humans, we experience a range of emotions, which are all equally important as it makes us who we are. These experiences allow us to learn, grow and appreciate both the good and bad times in life.
I wish I could tell you the secret ingredient to happiness. The truth is there isn’t one. Happiness is about cherishing the beautiful moments in life. It’s about staying present and being appreciative, not attaching it to a certain event or goal. It is different for everyone.
Happiness cannot be earned or owned, it is not about what we own or have, it is simply about being content with what we have and where we are.
It is important to remember that you do not have to be happy all the time. That is unrealistic. But there are a few things you can do to be a little happier regardless of what is going on around you.
Making little changes in your day can help you deal with harder times head-on. You have everything you need within you to overcome any difficulty you may face. So embrace challenges knowing that they will pass, that you can get through it, and it will be OK.
1) Express Daily Gratitude
Practicing gratitude daily is crucial for setting your mindset for happiness. Being grateful is so powerful. There is no right or wrong way for expressing this. or any strict guidelines or limitations.
So how does it work? Practicing gratitude is a really simple exercise and can be done anywhere at any time. You could simply state three things you are grateful for before going to bed, which ends the day on a positive note. It could also be a beautiful way to start the day.
You can make a note of the things you are grateful for in a journal which is a great way to keep a record of it. You could say the things you are grateful for out loud or share them with those you love.
Start simple. Be grateful for the simple pleasures of life, the things that make you smile, and all the amazing things around you. Try to be grateful for something different every day.
Expressing gratitude allows you to see the beauty in the things around you which allows you to shine a little brighter everyday.
2) Great things take time to build – Don’t give up
Remember everything takes time, effort, and commitment. Be patient with yourself and enjoy the process.
Whether you embark on a new fitness journey, learn something new, or start a new business remember to be consistent and accountable.
Set yourself small goals you can work towards and big ones you hope to reach in the future. Vision boards and goal lists can be a great way to motivate you to keep going.
Waiting for happiness, as if it is something that happens to you, will only lead to disappointment. Be happy with what you have and remember you will get to where you want to be. Enjoy the journey and experience, because it is equally as important as the destination.
3) Say “yes” to thinks that feel right (Don’t overthink everything)
Try not to be overcautious about everything. Trust your instincts and believe in yourself.
Your instincts can be a great indicator of when to take the leap and try something new or when to let loose and enjoy a new experience.
If someone wants to take you out and it feels right, go for it. If a new job opportunity comes your way and you know it’s what you have always wanted to do, take it. If moving to a new city or far away in the countryside is what you need, then do it. Don’t let the fear of change hold you back, do whatever feels right.
4) Be generous and give back
I find the best way to feel instantly happier is by helping others in times of need. Whether it is someone that could do with a smile or a chat or someone that is really and overwhelmed reach out.
Putting a smile on someone’s face can be instant gratification. Making someone’s day a little better and easier can be really rewarding.
Babysitting while a new mum gets a nap, buying someone a hot meal when they really need it or checking in with people with a simple phone call is easy to do but could mean the world to them.
A kind word or a connection on the street with someone through a smile can go such a long way if they are having a bad day. I truly believe what you give comes back to you.
Be aware of your own needs and ensure that you are taking care of yourself too. You can only give if you are at your best.
Click here to read the remaining 6 Ways to Feel a Little Bit Happier on Roohi and Nida’s website.
Thank you to Roohi and Nida for taking the time to appear on this weeks podcast. Look out for more podversations in the months ahead.
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