‘Be The Best Version of You – in Balance’
Hello! My name is Erin, I am fresh to Dubai, moving from Canada’s brisk cold winters in the Rocky Mountains to sunny, beautiful beaches. I am so delighted to be a team member at Blue Lights as their Wellness Practitioner. I cannot wait to meet and work with you and help you on your journey to happiness and self-love, ultimate wellness ‘inside out”!
I was recently at the gym and in the change room read a sign that said “ Be the best version of you” – Cliché, I know, and I know that a lot of you reading are probably thinking, “ yeah, heard that before.” Well hear me out- I have also heard this NUMEROUS times and never thought anything of it, until reading it over to myself a few times, and for some reason, in that very moment, something just clicked. I felt so inspired by this simple, and obvious phrase. – but how many of us put focus solely on ourselves? It seems to be impossible when trying to balance your day-to-day life.
Have we really taken the time to think about the true meaning and how something so simple, as “be the best version of yourself” could change so much for each individual on an emotional, physical, spiritual and mental level? – probably not. As the famous Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” There is so much truth behind this. As tough and challenging as life may seem, in the grand scheme of things life is short, so why wouldn’t we try and make it the best life we possibly can? Now, don’t get me wrong, LIFE CAN BE TOUGH and some days you just want to sleep the day away, isolate from the universe, drink, smoke, binge eat, or whatever it may be, we are trying to fill a void or escape our mind just to have a little rest from over powering thoughts, feelings and emotions that our day to day life brings. But why do we do this to ourselves? What alternative things can we do to fill these voids?
Well the answer is, finding things that we love but also being truly happy and loving yourself as the individual you are, not feeling the constant need to be better, be something else or someone else. The key that opens this door is gaining confidence, self-esteem, self- love, self-respect, self-worth and peace with who you are today. Because, frankly, we are all unique and beautiful humans who deserve a chance to show the universe who we are and by being successful in loving who we are, just the way we are, we can attract the most positive individuals and situations into our life. These simple steps can be life changing… however, it all sounds all peachy, but nothing worth doing in life is ever easy, if you want to be the best version of yourself, it will take work, a lot of hard work, breaking out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never tried before, taking chances and risks that will scare the crap out of you, but at the same time doesn’t that thought kind of excite you? It scares me, but I feel motivated just thinking about it! For this to happen, we must trust ourselves, trust that our path will show how to connect in our future. The struggles now, will resolve, but it will take work, dedication and time. We need to be self-aware that we are not ever just settling on something because we don’t think we can do something, or we give up. – Everything is possible, every single person is unique and different in their own way, every person has a purpose in this world, some people’s life paths may seem more challenging than others, but we must focus on our journey and our happiness because when we begin to focus and compare ourselves with other’s successes, we tend to neglect our own and when we listen to other’s opinions, we start to lose ourselves, second guess ourselves and detach from our inner self. Our voices are so very powerful and can change the world, but how do we do this if we have no voice, well the truth is, is we all have a voice and all our voices have meaning and should always be heard.
Now, let’s be realistic for one moment here, this requires focus and discipline, two things that are very challenging especially in the society we live in, it is so easy to give in to distraction and instant satisfaction- easy and addictive.
This is a road to self-discovery and will not happen overnight. Ask for help when you need it, take courses, read books, sit on the beach, exercise your body and feed and hydrate your body with nutritious foods (But… don’t forget to indulge sometimes- it’s totally normal and acceptable!!! I <3 French fries)
I am here to guide you on your path to happiness and finding yourself, loving yourself and being your own number one fan. It will be rewarding, challenging, sometimes exhausting journey you will embark on, however once you find balance and happiness within yourself, your mind will be clearer, and lighter and you can begin to embrace what this beautiful world is all about. Most importantly you will love you, for maybe the first time ever.
All of my sessions will be designed on an individual needs basis. We will explore all aspects of your life and focus on negative self-talk and begin to translate it into positive self -talk through a variety of techniques that meet each individuals goals and needs.
With Love, Health and Wellness,