IS MY ANXIETY CAUSING SETBACKS IN MY LIFE?

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IS MY ANXIETY CAUSING SETBACKS IN MY LIFE?

THE FOLLOWING IS TEXT FROM OUR LATEST PODCAST 'DROPLETS':

Well todays topic could not have come at a better time. As you know, this podcast is yours. It is yours to ask me as many questions as you wish so that you feel you are getting value and transformation from what we discuss here.

I wanted to read out a snippet of an email that I received from a listener or a fan of Droplets, so here it goes:

"I am writing this email as I have been suffering with anxiety for years. I am a positive person in general and I do enjoy my life. I have a wonderful job, an incredibly supportive husband, a beautiful daughter and insanely amazing friends, I really am very lucky however I still get extreme anxiety that knock me to the floor. When my anxiety hits, I become so down, I don’t want to talk to anyone, I can’t move, I can’t leave my house, I get very tearful and I feel like I am constantly in a momentum of taking 2 steps forward and 10 steps back with it. It is so draining…. is there anything that you can recommend doing to help me maintain/ control or just stop my anxiety?

Thank you so much for what you are doing sinead, I really cannot wait to hear what you have to say about this.... "

Wow! What a question. I love this, it is very relatable to me because I too have experienced anxiety for years. Anxiety appears in so many different forms. Every single person will experience a form of anxiety at least once in their lifetime. It is another emotion. I get physical pains in my body when I get anxious – I get a pain in my left shoulder to the point that I cannot move it. I become angry, I too don’t want to talk to anyone, I become very tired and my mind races… again, anxiety is so different for everyone. But saying that too I wanted to answer your question with regards to setbacks.  

Firstly, I don’t believe there is a thing such as a setback. we cannot physically go back in time, right? So why would you think that you are constantly having setbacks in terms of emotions? Emotions, no matter what they are they are just messages. Think of it like this…. When you get a text message from someone what do you do?

You read it, you then choose to respond, to acknowledge the message and then let it go OR you read it, ignore it and move on.. yes?

Lets start to treat our emotions as a text message.

Listen to what they have to say, acknowledge it and then let it go. However, like an actual text message, if you choose to ignore a person they might continue to text you until they get a response. Well your anxiety or emotions will do the same. The emotion will grow and fester until you acknowledge it….

So, why I say that there is no such thing as setbacks is because, when you acknowledge your emotions, you start to understand

a.      Why you feel the way that you do

b.      What triggered this emotion in the first place

c.       What you can do to overcome this emotion

Therefore, you are constantly learning/ constantly growing/ constantly getting stronger with every time you experience a difficult emotion such as anxiety…

Right, so what can we do to gain an understanding of what this emotion is trying to tell you?

Before I continue, make sure you have a pen and paper at hand. 

Right, to gain clarity, to understand the message that our emotion is trying to tell us, we must talk to it and ask it a question like you would responding to a text message. Use this time to write down your thought process or your dialogue with your emotion. I actually named my anxiety 'Jack', so I simply talk to Jack like he is a person to understand what on earth he wants. Ok! I know that might sound funny, but it really helps me and that's what it is all about. Doing something that helps you as you go through difficult emotions. 

So, lets ask your anxiety the following: 

Question 1.  Why am I feeling this way? What am I thinking about? Or if you do name your anxiety like me, I simply say "right Jack, what do you want?"

Just remember: We usually have anxiety when we are thinking in future tense. When we think of events happening in the future.

 

Question 2. What can I do now to help me reduce these feelings that I am having?

One thing that I know for certain will help reduce anxious feelings is to connect to the present moment through your breath. Let’s try it now. whether you are sitting on the floor listening to this, or in a chair, close your eyes. Make sure your legs and arms are unfolded. Your hands placed on your knees or beside you and lets simply start focusing your thoughts on your breath.

Breathing in through your nose and out through your nose.

Feel where you are breathing from, can you feel most of the energy from your belly, can you feel your belly and chest rise and fall with every breath you take (usually the speed in which you are breathing signifies how your mind is feeling)

  • Breathing in and out.
  • With every exhaled breath, I would like you to start counting down from 10.
  • Take a deep breath,
  • 10,
  • 9,
  • 8, focus only on your breath, let your thoughts come and go...
  • 7, in through your nose,
  • 6,
  • 5,
  • 4, feel your breath slowing down,
  • 3,
  • 2,
  • 1….
  • Take one more deep breath in and then exhale with a sigh through your mouth
  • Do this three times.

How do you feel now? That took what, 2 minutes to do?! When you connect to the present moment, you have no time to think in the future therefore you start to reduce future-based emotions, such as anxiety.

Now, I know that there have been times when my anxiety is at its peak and trying to meditate or connect to my breath can really irritate me as my own energy is always in a rush when I am feeling anxious. So, if you feel like its hard to connect to your breath, then try popping a hand on your belly so you can feel your breath rise and fall. Perhaps you can do this whilst pacing your room our outside as you pop your feet in the grass…. Do this listening to a song and exhale with every beat – now depending on the song this can be fast but it just about you connecting to your breath.

Another way you can do it is called ‘box breathing’ a box has four corners.

  • So, you’ll inhale for 4 seconds,
  • hold your breath for 4 seconds,
  • exhale for 4 seconds and
  • hold your breath again for 4 seconds
  • You can repeat this as many times as you need to. It calms your mind, slows your breath and connects you to your body.

So back to 'question 2', 'what I can do now to help me reduce my feelings of anxiety?'

It can be anything.

  • Breathing as we have already discussed
  • Exercise because motion releases emotion - Even if it is just 10 minutes following a you tube video
  • Listening to music – perhaps you can make a playlist of all your happy songs that uplift your energy. I created one call BOOM!! which has random music to help me pump my energy and connect back to me. Feel free to follow this on Spotify if you want. Its under my name sinead.dehora.
  • Even try journaling and just express how you are feeling. I know how hard it is to verbally explain how you are feeling to people who might not ‘get it’ or who can’t relate, so keeping a journal is such a great way to detox your emotions and release your pent-up feelings.

It can be absolutely anything as long as it is something that you can do at that moment to reduce the feelings that you are having.

Question 3. The solution…. Like I said, anxiety is usually an emotion that stems from thinking about the future. So what action plan can you put in place to help you on the journey?

Like for example: if you are moving to a new house and you are feeling anxious about this:

  • Create a list of what needs to be done
  • Divide the house into sections and create a to-do list for each room
  • So, the bedroom…. Put clothes in vacuum pack bags.
  • Buy boxes.
  • Categorize winter clothes and summer clothes into different bags
  • get bubble wrap for picture frames etc….

Break it all down!

The more you break it down, the easier it is. Bullet point the list and tick it off as you go. It takes the overwhelm feeling away.  

So, back to the original question. There is no such things as a setback. When we focus on what we can do, such as listening and acknowledging how we are feeling, we WILL grow and learn from it. Read the message from your emotion, send a response, take action and connect to the present moment. 

Anxiety is just an emotion.  It is not who you are. 

Lets now talk to our anxiety and repeat the following repeatedly.

‘Anxiety, or in my case JACK, I will transform you in to something useful and productive, but I will never bow down to you. I am in control of my emotions and I thank you for pushing me into an energy of growth!’

You will overcome how you are feeling. You are not your emotions. What you focus on, you create. The more you focus on your anxiety the stronger it gets. Let’s focus on transforming your anxiety into something useful and productive.  

So, lets repeat the statement again,

‘Anxiety, or in my case JACK, I will transform you in to something useful and productive, but I will never bow down to you. I am in control of my emotions and I thank you for pushing me into an energy of growth!’

You've got this!!!

 

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ANXIETY!

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ANXIETY!

Insomnia, tearful, low energy, guilt, frustration, numbness, overwhelm, sadness, moody, emptiness - these are just some of the feelings that can occur when we feel stressed or anxious... sound familiar?


Ground halting emotions that make you feel stuck, lost and alone. Emotions that drain your energy so much yet keep you awake every single night.

You can’t move, you can’t breathe, you can’t function.


You try to smile, be brave and act like there’s nothing wrong yet inside nothing makes sense. You KNOW that you have the support and love of your family and friends but they don’t get it, you don’t want to talk about it. So you sit, you sit and wait for it to pass... Time is still passing and nothing’s changing, UNTIL NOW!
If you want to feel better, if you are ready to claim your life and be the person you want to be then let’s do it.

Let’s claim this energy together!!!

 

Here’s what we can do;
1. Define what the ideal version of yourself looks like on a physical, mental and emotional level. By deciding, we create an energy of attraction and alignment to the person we want to come. Write in bullet points. Visualise every single line and statement you write. See it, feel it, achieve it.


2. What one thing can you do a day that will help you to achieve and become the ideal version of yourself.


3. Book a mindset breakthrough session where I can read your energy to determine the energetic cause of the issue or concern and help you to understand your emotions, let go of what no longer servers you and shift your mindset to gain clarity, focus, self love and self fulfilment.

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IT'S TIME!

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IT'S TIME!

It is time to go back to basics, it's time to reconnect to you...

It is that time of year again where we are writing our to-do lists, setting goals for 2018 and making our dreading New Year resolutions that (if we are honest) we never keep for more than a month.

How would you like this year to be different? How would you like to actually stick to your resolutions in the New Year?

2017 has been an extremely tough year for me in regards to my health. I have had pain and aches throughout the year which lead to a lot of hospital visits and surgery, which made me feel like I had no control over my body... upsetting and annoying! Since January 2017, I have been on a rollercoaster of a ride, travelling, working, and simply pushing myself way too hard without actually taking time to nurture myself. THAT STOPS NOW!

It is time to go back to basics. 

I have decided that 2018 is going to be the year where I focus very deeply and passionately on getting my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health to where I feel it needs to be. To a place where I feel connected, at one with myself, truly fulfilled, high in energy and just, well just happy. How would you like to do this with me?

THE PLAN... 

From tomorrow, 1st of January 2018, I will be taking action! I will be sharing tips on;

  • How to set goals
  • How to stay motivated
  • How to meditate and connect to your spirit
  • I will create specific meditations for different emotions/ different goals
  • Tips on how to overcome anxiety, depression and low self esteem
  • How to tap into your ability to manifest all that you desire
  • I will be talking with fitness, nutritionists and alternative health gurus and gaining as much information for you as you need to help you on this journey back to you
  • and I will be making all of these changes with YOU, we can do it together!

Time is the most precious gift, a gift we don't have much of. Let's make this time count and make YOU a priority in 2018. 

Your health is your wealth, are you ready for abundance? 

 

 

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2017...THANK YOU FOR BEING APART OF MY YEAR

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2017...THANK YOU FOR BEING APART OF MY YEAR

My goodness what a year! I dedicated this year to travel, our Angels, family and fun and what a year it has been. Due to the normal flow of life, there has been a few lows and a lot of highs. I wanted to take this time to thank you, yes YOU! for being apart of my year, my life.

11 countries, 25 flights, umpteen hospital visits, surgery, birthdays, celebrations, tears, laughter, awards and a whole lot of fun, there is not much that I wouldn't change. 

I flew home early for Christmas this year to work but my body had something else in store for me... rest. With my body taking control I had no choice but to surrender this week and refocus my energy. So yesterday, I decided to go for a walk along the beach at home in Ireland where I found myself reminiscing over the year I have had. As I mentioned, there have been a lot of challenging times this year but my mind couldn't help but focus on all of the adventures, all of the memories that I have made this year and that is down to you.

I wanted to make a short (well, it was meant to be) video of some of my favourite memories that I have made this year. I love you from the bottom of my heart and I wish you every happiness for 2018. Remember, life is about laughter, overcoming opportunities and embracing each and every moment that life has for you. 

To quote one of my favourite bands, Fleetwood Mac: 

  • Yesterdays Gone,
  • Go your own way and 
  • Skies the limit!

xoxo

Sinead 

 

 

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Your values, your worth...

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Your values, your worth...

I stumbled upon this picture and it brought back a funny memory that got me thinking...

Yes! I am a tree hugger :) I'm a country girl and I like to be in nature as much as I can for many reasons. The main reasons, to feel grounded, gain clarity and to simply let my inner child run free. 

As my dear friend started to take this picture I noticed that I was not alone with this tree. There was a HUGE spider coming right at me. I don't know if he was being inquisitive, marking his territory or what, but I ran like the clappers and I did not wait to find out what he was going to do. Of course, it was very funny at the time.

So, when I stumbled upon this picture/ memory, it made me think about our values and our beliefs and how at times, people can try to sway you away from your beliefs or push you to do something that you didn't want to do... yes, I did get all this from a spider!

My thought process: I ran because I didn't feel comfortable and I knew staying there would not benefit me.

  • Have you ever felt that people were pushing their own beliefs onto you?
  • Have you ever felt as though someone was trying to get you to do something that you didn't want to do? 
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you just didn't want to be there?

NO MORE! Life is far too short for you to be put into situations that you don't want to be in.

The next time you find yourself in a situation whereby someone is preaching rather than teaching or someone is trying to get you to do something/ go somewhere that you don't want to go, ask yourself this:

  1. How will doing this make me feel?
  2. What will I gain from doing this or
  3. What will I gain from feeling this way? 

If the answers to the above questions are not positive, if you wont gain anything from a situation or if you feel like it is not getting you towards your goals then STOP! Say no with no excuses and walk away.

If you genuinely don't want to do something, if you know it wont benefit you in any way shape or form then don't do it.

YOUR VALUES:

Your values, your beliefs and your desires are what makes you who you are. Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience and the life we want to live.

You are involved in making hundreds of decisions every single day. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs, and they are always directed towards a specific purpose. That purpose is the satisfaction of our individual needs. When we use our values to make decisions, we make a deliberate choice to focus on what is important to us and that should never be swayed. 

So, what are your values? Are you always staying true to who you are? Are you always going in the direction of your goals?

If the answer is not yes, then you must ask yourself why?!

"Never waste your feelings on those who don't value them"
- H.A. 
 

xoxo

Sinead

 

 

 

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7 YEARS IN LONDON...

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7 YEARS IN LONDON...

27th of November 2010... I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was 6am when I was making my way to the airport accompanied by my loving parents and amazing brother. The sky was pitch black, snow was thick on the ground and the four of us did nothing but cry the whole way to the airport. Flights were delayed for hours, there were hundreds of people stranded and cold in Dublin airport. I sat there, alone, with my hood up covering my face and with my very large suitcase that I couldn't lift, I just cried and cried. Cried out of fear, the unknown and with a lump of self doubt covering my entire body... what on earth was I doing?!!!

FAST FORWARD

7 years later and it has been one of the best adventures of my life. My goodness, I have experienced every emotion under the sun. From having times of heartache, stress, uncertainty to following my dreams, living life to the full and meeting my soul mate in this great city. 

You can look at change as a challenge or you can look at it like change is an opportunity. I have had so much change over the last 7 years that I feel like I have been on a constant turnstyle, a turnstyle that has opened many doors. 

YOUR OUTLOOK DETERMINES THE LIFE YOU LEAD:

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or fearful by new possibilities that you are being faced with, ask yourself:

'Will this situation get me closer to reaching my goals?'

What can I learn from this situation?' 

There is something to be learned in all that you do, you just need to be open to receiving these lessons. If you are putting yourself in challenging circumstances that are getting you nowhere and are not going to benefit you on a long term basis, then change your direction. Life is far too short to waste time and effort on things that are A. not making us happy and B. are not benefiting us in any way, shape or form.

THANK YOU!

You know who you are so I wont start writing names but thank you for being apart of my life journey so far. Thank you for constantly showing me support, being there for me when I need an ear and sharing countless times of laughter with me. Thank you for being the light in my life.

7 years in London, I wouldn't change a second of it... what a city!

 

Number 7 is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest. Seven contains the number three of the heavens and the soul with the number four of the earth and body. 

 

 

 

 

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DO YOU WANT TO BOOST YOUR SELF-ESTEEM?

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DO YOU WANT TO BOOST YOUR SELF-ESTEEM?

There seems to be a significant pattern occurring amongst us... more and more people are battling with low self esteem, excessive self-doubt, zero confidence and low energy. But why? 

We are being fed with so much information all day, every day. From scrolling through Facebook/ Instagram/ Snapchat/ reading magazines, listening to the news etc. It can be daunting. As Denzel Washington once said; 

“when you don’t read the news you’re not informed,

when you read it, you’re misinformed”.

It’s so true! 

Instead of setting goals for ourselves we are looking at everyone else’s lifestyle on social media, comparing ourselves to others. 

  • Why do they have what I want?
  • How come they look like that and I don’t?
  • I wished I had his/ her life? Successful at 22, I should have started earlier.

I want to share a secret, the majority of what you see is FAKE, it’s just marketing. 

So what should you do to boost your self esteem?

  1. Reduce your time spent listening to all of that noise. Set an allotted time for social scrolling a day, a week even! 
  2. Stop comparing yourself to others. When you find yourself doing this I would like you to STOP! and simply state what you love about yourself, at least 3 things.
  3. Be kind and help another. One way to lift your spirit is by lifting someone else’s. We are all here to ensure that we all live the best life possible and we do this through service. Volunteer your service, make someone else smile.
  4. Move your body. Motion releases emotion. When I say motion, I mean cardio. Sweat. Stimulate your endorphins. Release your happy hormones. At least up to 20 minutes a day.
  5. Set goals for yourself. We all strive for self fulfilment. You’re not going to achieve it by looking at someone else living your dream. So, state what you want to achieve/ what you want to change in your life. Create a plan on how you will achieve it and then TAKE ACTION. When we see change occurring or when we tick things off our to-do list, it naturally boosts our energy because we are fulfilling our goals. We are achieving.

So, the moral of the story is GET MOVING! stop looking at others living their lives whether it is marketing or not. Confidence isn't something that we are born with, it is something we learn through self-fulfilment and experience. 

Before you even begin, you NEED to define what a confident version of you looks like. If you can imagine it, you can see it. If you can see it, you can become it. 

xoxo

Sinéad

 

PS: There's a BRAND NEW MINDSET course starting in January 2018. It is a perfect time for a new year, new you!

 

 


 

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR ANXIETY AT BAY...

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR ANXIETY AT BAY...

For years I've gone through phases of having severe anxiety. I say "phases" because throughout the years I have learned to control/ harmonise the anxiety that appears when I least expect it. 

The past week I had the worst anxiety that I've had in years. My god it knocked me for six. I couldn't sleep. I was highly emotional. I couldn't concentrate, I had such a bad pain in my chest and I just couldn't catch my breath. 

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT:

Anxiety is just an emotion. An emotion that occurs when our mind-set is in the future tense. Normally I can feel anxiety creeping in and when this happens, I can stop it straight away by making slight changes in my lifestyle but for some reason I just got hit with anxiety all at once and 'out of the blue'. 

After a day and a half of feeling awful, I thought to myself "ok what can I do to understand my emotions and connect to the present moment?"

WHAT DO DO:

1. Move my body through exercise classes / yoga / @piyoworkout

2. Meditate daily. Take time for myself. I do this by sitting in or facing my garden (depending on the weather). I have incense burning in the background, with a notepad and pen at hand in case I want to jot down any guidance I may receive. 

3. Stop wasting time on social media. Set an allotted timeline a day/week for social media activities. 

4. Eat what makes my mind/ body/ soul feel happy and healthy

5. Express how thankful I am for all that I have in my life

6. Say 'no' to anything that doesn't make me feel incredible and listen to my gut instinct. 

7. Be careful what you listen to. Depending on what I am working on, I will have a different genre of music playing in the background. I love classical music and lately, I have been listening to it more and more. I listen to it when working, when cooking, when travelling on trains, in cars, on planes etc. It wasn't until yesterday that I realised that the energy from the music I was listening to was creating a strong energy in my chest that made me feel in a slight panic. So, I instantly changed it to 'Todays hits' on Spotify and BOOM! The panic went! It was incredible. I have always associated music to emotion but that was crazy.

It all sounds easy right? Being mindful of what your needs are should be the easiest thing in the world to do. We get so consumed with our desires/ comparing ourselves to others/ setting deadlines and speaking negatively about ourselves and we just need to remember that we are such Angelic beings. We must put ourselves first and do what makes us happy in order to keep our anxiety at bay.

After having a week of anxiety, I can now say that I feel at one again and balanced after honouring my body, mind and soul. 

Feel free to adapt my techniques into your daily life if you too get moments of anxiety. They work like a charm once you change your mind-set. When you change your outlook, you change you life.

xoxo

Sinead

 

 

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SEE IT, FEEL IT, ACHIEVE IT...

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SEE IT, FEEL IT, ACHIEVE IT...

When you want something, close your eyes and simply visualise it.

Imagine how it feels to have what you seek, imagine how it feels physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When you do this you are aligning yourself with the universe. It's waiting to hear what you want.... it works every time!!! Just believe it.

 

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YOUR OUTLOOK WILL DETERMINE YOUR LIFE...

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YOUR OUTLOOK WILL DETERMINE YOUR LIFE...

I took this picture a few days ago when I was in @budapest_hungary we were sitting down by the river Danube as the sun was setting and I simply could not think of anything but the love and joy that was radiating from my heart.
I often say the phrase 'All the world needs is your light, so shine bright' and that's just it!

We will constantly be faced with challenges/opportunities and we must remember that we are where we are for a reason and it's what we do with the here and now that matters.
Right now I'm going to express all that I'm thankful for in my life. Why don't you do it with me? Watch how your energy changes for the better.
 

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#midweekQnA - HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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#midweekQnA - HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Listen to your body, it's where you'll find all of the answers. #midweekqna

This weeks question reads; "how do I know what's right for me?"

We all come to a cross roads in our lives at some point or another. Over numerous occasions, we will be presented with challenges and opportunities that we will have to decide what road to take. But how do we know if our decisions are the "right" ones?!

HOW?

Take out a pen and paper and write down the different scenarios or the options you have in front of you. Be specific. Write down the facts of each situation and write down how it will benefit you. Take time to connect to each scenario and monitor how your body feels whilst doing so.

  • Does your stomach tighten?
  • Do you feel excited?
  • Do your shoulders feel tense or do you feel a sense of dread in the pit of your stomach?
  • Do you feel happy, uplifted and ready to go?

Your body has all of the answers. Whatever you think, you become. Your true emotions will show themselves when you connect to your breath and listen to your body. Take time to connect to it.

"A half an hour today can result in a lifetime of happiness." - Sinéad

 

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#MIDWEEKQNA

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#MIDWEEKQNA

This weeks question goes as follows;

"How do you let go of things that are irritating you or that cause you to feel off balance?"

What a great question as I'm sure we have all felt frustrated at one point or another

When someone or something irritates you, the easiest thing to do is get caught up in the energy of it by letting your thought process repeat the scenario over and over again in your mind. By letting it fester, it only disturbs your energy and it will bring your energy down resulting in you feeling stuck and even more annoyed.

WHAT TO DO:

The best thing to do in this situation is to simply send the person or situation, that is causing these feelings, some compassion and love. Also, take a step back to see why that situation has occurred or why that person acted the way they did will give you clarity and a deeper understanding of why it happened in the first place.

The point is to let go and to always come back to your own energy. Change your thoughts and you change your life. Try it now, even by sending positive thoughts to whatever caused you the upset will already create a shift in your energy.

If you have any questions that you'd like me to cover in next weeks #midweekqna , drop me a message or email on info@sineaddehora.com

Also I will be talking a whole lot more on this and how to manifest what you desire on the 27th of July in @akashawellbeing

Get your ticket here... www.sineaddehora.com

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THE POWER OF TOUCH...

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THE POWER OF TOUCH...

For the past few days I have felt this disconnect from what I didn't know, until yesterday it dawned on me.

As most of you know, for the past week ,in London, we have had a heat wave. At 34 degrees we have all been feeling hot and sticky which is awful when you have no air conditioning right? When it's that hot outside and I'm sure hotter inside, you don't really want to cuddle and simply touch anyone.

Yesterday, it was 22 degrees. A normal temperature. For the first time all week my boyfriend and I did our usual cuddle on the sofa and then it hit me. I WAS MISSING THAT SKIN TO SKIN TOUCH.

Oh my god it makes perfect sense. It is so important for us to express our love through connection whether we are cuddling, offering a hug or even holding hands.

Try it today and see how you feel. Hug a friend for a second longer. Embrace your child, mother, father, sibling or even your partner. The power of touch is so much more powerful than we realise. It lifts your energy and gives you a sense of comfort like you won't believe.

Try it!

With love,
Sinead
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SPREAD THE LOVE - #midweekQnA

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SPREAD THE LOVE - #midweekQnA

It's #midweekqna Again! Where are the weeks going?! As you can see I'm totally inspired by the sky lately in all of my images but this particular image is fitting for today's question.

"How do you shift the feeling of being lost and unsure of what to do in your life?" The answer - start spreading love.

Ok this might sound corny but let me explain. ...

-When we do nice things for another, we feel great.
-When we tell someone else how much they mean to us, we feel great.
-When we help another person overcome challenges, we feel great.

I can go on and on but you see the pattern right. To start on a path to uplift your energies, start by spreading something that comes natural to us... love.

Like the rays in this picture - be the light in someone's life today. There's so much more that I want to say on this topic but let's start with this. More will come on next weeks #midweekQnA

As always if YOU have any questions that you would like me to cover, feel free to drop an email or message here.

Spread love,
Sinead
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2 YEARS! THANK YOU....

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2 YEARS! THANK YOU....

Thank you seems too small for the energy that I want to share with you all right now. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to each and every one of you who have supported me throughout the past two years.

Wow! What a crazy ride this has been and hopefully will continue to be. There have been moments where I felt like quitting, moments where all I could do was cry, moments of sheer panic but I can tell you now, those ‘wobble’ moments were easily swept away by all of the fun, laughter, new opportunities, love, inspiration and ultimate joy that I have also experienced over the past two years. From winning Women’s Mentor of The Year, becoming a CBT therapist, travelling the world, developing top-secret projects, meeting INCREDIBLE people and having the time of my life… these two years have simply been more than I could have ever wished for.

I know you hear me saying this time and time again and without sounding too much like a broken record… ‘FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!!!!!’ If there is something you wish to do, if there is anything in your life you wish to change for the better then I URGE you to do it! Follow your dreams and NEVER TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

YOU are the only person who can control your life, YOU are the only one with the power to steer your life in the direction you desire, YOU are the only one who can decide on where your life takes you. Define what you desire, tell the universe and Angels (if you believe), work your ass off and trust the process.

A huge thank you to my loving, loyal clients who inspire me day in, day out. My goodness what a journey you have taken me on. Watching each of you embrace life and all that it offers, watching you overcome obstacles with focus and drive and simply creating the life that you want to lead has truly touched my heart. You are the reason I do what I do and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

To my loved ones, my family and friends – I love you more than life itself. Thank you for the unconditional love and encouragement that you show me daily. Thank you for putting up with my madness, my whirlwind of emotions, my insane ideas that sometimes don’t make sense but most importantly, thank you for loving me as you do and for encouraging me to follow my dreams.

I am so excited to see what the future holds for Sineaddehora.com, there is a book or two coming and soooo many exciting new projects on the way, I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU.

Love always,

Sinead

x

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Appreciation v's Expectation...

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Appreciation v's Expectation...

#MidweekQnA

This week I'm answering a question from a wonderful, creative soul who asks;

"How do you cope or deal with a lack of communication and appreciation from family members and/or friends"...

We so very often hear the following phrase "communication is key to success" and this couldn't be more true. 

Holding a feeling that you're the one there for others when they need you but you never have the love and appreciation reciprocated can be heart-breaking and isolating at times. It can also be quite depleting emotionally and energetically.  

Nowadays, we are "so busy". We rush around like headless chickens without noticing the beauty around us and the magic that this world has for us. We tend to be glued to our phones, head down peering into our bags, nose in our kindles that we are forgetting how to love and appreciate what is in front of us. 

ACTION:

  • Take time today to COMMUNICATE with another soul whether a stranger or a loved one. 
  • Set your expectations. Define what it is you desire from each of your family members and/or friends and ask them to define what they expect from your relationship. When you do this, you set your ground rules and you clearly define how both parties see the relationship developing which will result in managing your expectations so you know what you get, so-to-speak. 
  • Be mindful of your words. I feel like I use this phrase a lot actually. Let me explain: In a version of events, if ten people witnessed the exact same event they would each tell you a different story about that event. Every single one of us feels and interprets events and emotions so vastly different. Adapt your wording to meet the knowledge and understanding of the person you're communicating with I.e. Put yourself in their shoes. 

To the beautiful person who prompted this blog:

  • Share your feelings and passion about what having a close-knit family means to you. Be specific and to the point. 
  • Together with your friends and family, come up with a strategy of communication that suits you both for example: instead of speaking daily, perhaps you alternate a phone call every second Monday/ once a month etc

ADDED TIP:

Take time today to send a txt/ email/ phone or even talk to someone face to face and tell them how much you appreciate them. State what you love about them and watch how both yours and their energy radiates. 

If you have any questions that you would like me to finer in next weeks #midweekQnA then please leave a comment below or drop me an email on into@sineaddehora.com

With love,

Sinead

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ARE YOU ALWAYS HAPPY?...

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ARE YOU ALWAYS HAPPY?...

Last week, after launching my #midweekQnA, I had a wonderful conversation with a very special person who said; “You seem to be always happy, is this true?” – I looked her dead in the eye and said ‘Yes!’ Want to know how?...

I had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Anxiety where I would feel like my heart was about to explode with worry, hot flushes where I would feel like I was about to burst into flames, endless nights of no sleep, days where I couldn’t function and times where I would think ‘what is the point?!’. A few years ago, I was at my lowest of low but no one would ever know because I became so good as masking it. There were days where I would just sit on the sofa and do nothing and I mean nothing. I didn’t even have the energy to think never mind move. One day I decided that I could either continue on this destructive path or I could take bloody action to be the best version of myself that I could be… and that is exactly what I did.

NEW BEGINNINGS:

When my alarm wakes me up in the morning at 7:11am, my first thought is ‘NOOOOOO!’ and my second thought is ‘HOW WOULD I LIKE TO FEEL TODAY?’  My whole life I have always been a night owl. I could stay awake all night long and have no problem with it until the alarm went off the next day. 😊 It wasn’t until I started deciding what day I would like to have that I actually became somewhat of a morning person.

So, to answer your question; Yes, I am always happy because I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. Now don’t get me wrong, I do have my ‘wobble’ moments with external factors that can cause a shift in my happiness however It is then that I decide what I can do to make those external factors in to a positive attribute in my life.

Happiness is a choice. Happiness is a choice that requires a lot of energy at times but it can only come from you. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No one will make you happy until you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you, it will only come FROM YOU.

ACTION:

  • Define what it feels like for you to be the happiest version of yourself
  • Decide each and every morning what mood you will be in for the day ahead – do this before you set foot outside of the bed
  • If something irritates you or sends you into a tizzy, ask yourself what you can do to solve the situation and state 3 positive ways that it can enhance your life
  • Once again, decide how you would like to feel
  • Repeat

If you have any questions that you would like me to cover next Wednesday for #midweekQnA please feel free to email me on info@sineaddehora.com or leave a comment below.

Remember, happiness is a choice – do you choose to be happy?

Sinead

xo

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Keeping up with the Joneses...

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Keeping up with the Joneses...

  • Do you ever suffer with anxiety?
  • Do you ever feel like you cannot connect to your breath and your chest feels constricted?
  • Do you feel like your thoughts are going a million miles an hour in your head but you cannot seem to slow them down?
  • Do you feel a disconnect to what you are doing on a daily basis?

There is always so much going on in our lives nowadays. We are so consumed with social media, the news, horrific stories in the press, comparing yourself to others and trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ never mind the Kardashians, that we forget to follow our own destiny and to do what makes us truly happy.

Lately, I have been coming across the same scenario over and over again where we are suffering with extremely low self-esteem. I don’t like to use the world ‘Suffer’ lightly but it is exactly that that we are doing. We are constantly comparing ourselves to others for a number of different reasons. Whether it is comparing body image, career success or personal development. 

I too have been guilty of this in the past and it just needs to stop. How on earth can we be truly connected to our own path and inner guidance if we never give thanks to what we are blessed with and we constantly look outwards and crave what others have. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in setting goals and creating a plan of action to achieve them BUT they must be goals that make YOU happy not goals so that you can ‘Keep up with the Joneses’.

Today, I would like to you take an hour, yes! an hour, where you can sit with a pen and paper and write down what it is that you desire from YOUR OWN LIFE JOURNEY. This will be the most productive hour of your life!  

WHAT TO DO:

  • Define what you want to achieve in the next year – if you can do the next five years,             great! Break down each point on your list and ask yourself the following:
  •  Is this my passion?
  • Am I expressing myself by doing this?
  • Will this make me truly happy, so happy that I feel free?

If you have answered yes to all of your points then you are on to a winner. When you follow your passion, you follow your true Divine calling and there is no greater feeling than that.

Are you ready to reap the rewards of your life? Are you ready to release the feeling of anxiety? Busy mind syndrome (it is a thing! 😊) and Are you ready to step into your own power and create the life you wish to lead?

“You have the power inside you to determine the life you wish to lead.” - Sinéad

With love and an abundance of blessings, 

Sinéád

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