The best ideas are common property.

Quote by Seneca

I have a blogging secret, as a rule breaker I’m obviously going to tell you and slam it over the World Wide Web. Blogging has made me realise that all my motivational posts are usually about the same four topics. I noticed it early in my blog life – seriously look back over my posts and you’ll see the same content just adjusted, tweeked and usually if I’m writing it has some crazy metaphor attached, Disney or a sprinkle of glitter over it. What are they?

1. Love – it’s all we actually accumulate, share and express everything else that humans have created from time to money is beyond useless and usually makes us feel crap. Love saves us, grounds us and if Father Christmas is reading this can be happily given to me in a size two UK Jimmy Choo at any point in the near futures (seriously FC don’t limit yourself to December)

2. On from love is a deeper and much more fulfilling love. Self love. The great thing about appreciating and loving yourself, recognising your worth is you reap the rewards every time. You stimulate self love in others, that then in turn comes back to you. It’s a win win and when we one day stop hating ourselves, wake up and realise this it will shake our planet for the better.

3.Perspective. Seriously when I get in a stress over the way Mr F folds the towels – I need some perspective , sometime out and obviously I need to refold the towel to ever be happy again. In this busy world we are constantly fighting for perspective, it gets eaten by society’s obsession with its ugly big sister stress and don’t even get me started on her twin anxiety…they take huge chunks out of perspective and sometimes all we need is five minutes to re-evaluate and reach for a lipgloss / cup of tea (or whatever it is that is your quick fix)

4. Balance. Like the siblings of perspective we all need to be much better at being balanced individuals; physically, emotionally, financially…the list is endless. Contrast let’s us know what we want and don’t want. Cake everyday will give us diabetes. Talking and not listening makes uneducated minds but balance allows contrast and this allows us to be content, to dream and to be happy in our present moment. It is a continuous game that we all play and I’m not very good at it at times either.

Why have I told this secret, well I guess I want you to know that Ive realised it myself but that I think there is value in constantly reminding ourselves of these key themes that enhance our lives and those we surround ourselves by. With my trusty and creative fridge we obviously have a soft spot for quotes, some people prefer podcasts, Vlogs, books – the list is endless.

BUT here is the really good bit, its common property, everyone with some editing and adjustment can be happier. All the good ideas are fusions and reinventions of old ideas. Very little is new and that gives me hope. It allows me to reach for the stars because if Sclub7 could – so can I. Sure we can sugar coat lives and complicate it to our taste and we should as that gives us choice and diversity – but remember when looking at for example your nutrition, you don’t necessarily need to stop eating any food groups, blend it, juice it or take it in tablet form – a balance of exercise, moderation and portion control will do the same. These key themes are so powerful for us all in reaching our potential, in allowing our children to thrive. So whilst I put the kettle on and have a five minute perspective analysis, what will be your next focus? Do you have any other key themes you think are essential to living positively, because after some thought happiness and health are all I can think of? The 4 themes above help us to move closer to those goals but I’d love to hear what has enhanced your world for the better. 


44 thoughts on “The best ideas are common property.

  1. I love, love, love this.
    Self – love is something I’m not very good at and gaining perspective feels damn impossible sometimes. I’m so pleased I read this post. You’re a very wise owl, you know that?
    #ablogginggoodtime x

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  2. Four significant pillars to live by, a really interesting read…thank you. Perspective is a particularly challenging one for me. Self love learnt a little while ago is quite the best thing ever and when it wavers i find that’s when all the negative things (like anxiety creep in). #ablogginggoodtime

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  3. I think you’ve got it all covered in those 4 themes. Every other one I came up with in my mind, came under one of the 4 you mention. A great post. You write very simply about complex things – a real gift. Alison x #ablogginggoodtime

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  4. Ah, yes. It’s as if you cut through all the waffle and pull out the most succinct points – it really is an art – far easier to waffle! X

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  5. Oh what a fantastic read. I love your humour interspersed with what in fact are great core principles humour apart! The one that jumped out at me was self-love – I read a lot of blogs amongst this blogging community and I would say that self love is definitely lacking – I completely agree that if people were a little more self loving then they would be happier with so much more in their life. Oh and perspective – the towels – I’m so with you but the virgo in me will find this hard to negotiate! Towels need to be folded correctly! I jest, perspective – so important – again too many people focus on the wrong negative aspects of life and get drawn down – not healthy. Such a great read I could go on and on! xx #MarvMondays xx

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    1. Oh you should go on, write a post in response πŸ™‚
      My horoscope is cancer, there is still no need to stuff the towel over the radiator like a pop tart in a toaster…bless him


  6. This is really good and so true. It’s so easy to get stressed and lose perspective of things and balance too is so important, especially as a blogger trying to be a mum and also blog!! Thanks for joining us for birthday #marvmondays

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  7. Ahh glad you did share- this is a lovely post, and a nice little reminder of what really counts. Er, re balance, it’s ok to have one weekend a month (you know, the week when you’re inclined to want to throttle everyone in sight for just existing) to hide under the duvet and stuff yourself silly with cake right? I’m all for promoting self love, life is just too short, and hard to spend being down on ourselves. x #MarvMondays

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  8. I think perspective is the one I really need to concentrate on! I’m forever fussing over things that don’t really mean anything in the long run. If I can get perspective and be more in the ‘now’ then that’ll be good for me! Thanks for the thoughtful read πŸ™‚ x

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  9. Another top post! You just keep churning us out at the moment πŸ™‚ I’ve definitely learnt perspective over the last 18 months once I’d got through the newborn fog. The self-love is the one I usually struggle with; I have major bouts of imposter syndrome these days. I’m not sure I can think of any other points to add. You really have captured the key ones. Thanks for sharing x #MarvMondays

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  10. Love this so much! You have totally hit the nail on the head as they say. I see these themes too, and they also tend to weave in and out of bloggers posts. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx

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  11. it’s brilliant that you’ve given this so much thought and recognised what you main anchors in life are. I guess it’ll be your guiding star when it comes to navigating the ups and downs of life, and I can relate to all of them. I definitely agree on self love, as I often focus too much on self improvement as opposed to focusing on the things I do well. #MarvMondays

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  12. Great read and I have to admit I seem to revolve around the same themes too. Perspective is something that blogging has given me if I’m honest because being able to write things down that bother me/ make me happy really helps. I love the idea of everyone being able to be happy with a bit of editing and adjustment. #EatSleepBlogRt

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  13. As always another fab thought provoking post. I think you have hit the nail on the head with all of these, and yes we all strive for health and happiness. For me I need to work on perspective & stop the comparing of every aspect of my life, and then balance comes in so I can deal with the never ending juggling act life brings. #MarvMondays. X

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    1. This is my daily battle, i do it with the kids at school as well as the Mr…who once dyed everything pink thanks to a red napkin left in his pocket πŸ™‚ it was him who suffered most


  14. this is a great post,….
    ….although I got to point 4. balance as i reached for another ferrero roche ,noticing that i’d already consumed 7 of the little balls of sugary chocolate and nutty delight… oops – i’ll go and eat an apple, that should balnce them out! THanks Lucy #thesaatsesh


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