The world is going through turbulent times atm.

It was also World 🌍 Mental Health Day recently.

It’s a stark reminder to look after our mental health and also be mindful of others who may be struggling with theirs.

But looking after our mental health should really be practised every single day.

Here are some things that help me get back to light🌄and to balance🙏 I hope they help you too, esp. if you’re in a tough spot right now.

1. Hold on

Storms will come, but they always eventually blow themselves out, this is their nature. As much as good times don’t last forever, neither do bad times.

In real life, when a storm is approaching, we seek solid, safe shelter until it passes, which it will. So hold on.

2. Prioritise good sleep 🛌

You cannot function without quality sleep. Sleep affects EVERYTHING, our decision-making, emotional state, judgement and ability to process things (positively or negatively).

3. Expect good things to happen

Expecting the best outcome in all things, opens your mind to situations, opportunities, inspiration, solutions, help and ideas you may never have received in a closed, fixed and worrying state of mind

4. Receive the good❤️‍🔥 reject the bad ✋

You may have to deal with toxic people/situations sometimes in life. Just remember, you don’t have to bring them inside you.

If someone crosses the line, set your boundary firmly and make it known. Your inner peace 🙏 is a sanctuary reserved only for what you choose, everything else that doesn’t align with our values, stays strictly outside✋

5. Improve your physical strength by just 1% 💪

My social anxiety and depression were lifted once my gym was reopened after lockdown and I could start working out again. If you don’t have access to a gym, you can still workout in your own home, use your stairs or go for a brisk walk or light run.

Try to improve your best performance each day by 1%, you’ll be surprised at how much it affects your well-being and mood as over time, your progress compounds & builds. Being healthy and staying that way, is a lifestyle project.

We insure our homes, spring clean them and take great care of running our businesses, looking after trinkets & objects we love like jewellery, cars, bicycles and clothes, and yet our mental health is something we often take for granted.

I wish you a healthy and happy day today. You’ve made it this far into the year – let’s all pull together to make the remainder of 2023 as positive, healthy and happy as can be for ourselves, and others❤️‍🔥

Mark

Standing alone, can be a good thing.

Ninety-nine per cent of people in the world think they’re incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for mediocrity.

The irony is…

This makes the competition for achieving “mediocre” goals, incredibly fierce, time-consuming and energy-draining.

If you feel self-doubt, insecure or fearful, guess what? the rest of the world is, too.

Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

Fishing is best where the fewest go.

It’s easier to work in calm open waters where the fish are abundant, rather than flailing around in the same crowded spot with everyone else.

This may come as a surprise, but there’s less competition for bigger, worthwhile goals – because hardly anyone goes for them.

And here’s the best bit…

There’s only one of ‘you’.

There is no one else like you. Your story, your personality, what you’ve gone through to get to where you are now – is unique and one-of-a-kind.

If you can learn to harness your uniqueness and combine it with a bold, big dream…

You have no competition…you will be unstoppable.

Go for it, my fellow creators, empaths and introverts!

The world could do with more courageous and creative people to make it a better place 💪🏼🌏❤️

MV

Mark Villarosa - The Creative Persons Online Business Coach

Are you a Creative Person 💥 with your own business?

Firstly, what’s a creative person?…

Well, in my opinion, it’s anyone with an open mind, a positive attitude, and imagination.

Building a business as a creative individual also requires 4 things….

Visibility. Consistency. Focus. Certainty.

Most people tend to struggle with these,

💥 Putting yourself out there (boldly and clearly)

💥 Marketing your business proudly

💥 Confidently pricing your products or services to reflect your time and self-worth

💥 Being consistent, esp. when you don’t feel like it

💥 Breaking free of limiting self-beliefs

All of these things require a willingness to learn, grow and be uncomfortable.

It requires overcoming negative self–worth, fear of sales, fear of being seen/judged/rejected and failing.

But learning to do all of this…is WORTH it.

To be able to stand confidently behind a business you built, that you can be proud of, that helps others, and allows you to make money while doing the things you really love…

That’s a dream most people can only wish for.

With the right guidance, and support combined with action, this is a dream that can become a reality.

One of the things you’ve probably also experienced while building your business is feeling alone.

This is where I can help. I’m the online business coach for creative people.

I’m launching an exclusive ‘members-only’ online coaching group soon called “The Freedom To Be Community”.

This will be a private place for you to learn & grow as a creative individual and a place for you to be supported while growing your business.

Coming soon! : ) Stay tuned.

MV

Mark Villarosa - the Online Business Coach to Creative People