#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

My Honest Truth

🥺I’ve had a tough few years, I’ve lived my absolute highest highs AND some of my absolute lowest lows. I usually only talk about things AFTER the fact but, In the words of Richard Branson “Screw it just do it”. We’re still in a global pandemic so I, like most people I am still suffering in various ways.

🏝I’m an earthy person who likes good vibes, good people, nature, doing what I love 🎤🎭 and travelling this stunning planet. But the past few years have been a ball-ache, both personally and professionally…

😡Less than desirable colleagues/situations, family situations, relationship revelations, dream job loss (SIX), Black Lives Matters fallout (as a black female with a family of black people and black males!), sexism and abuse in the press (again as a female supporting abuse victims and dealing with domestic violence in my childhood), Growing Social Media demands, expectations, algorithms (give a small business a chance for F-sake and go away all you salesy not salesy coaches wanting to sell me your half ars*d work – no offence but I’ve been in this game for a decade not just jumped on it as the latest trend!) …. etc etc

🤓When the pandemic hit I tried to keep busy to ignore the worlds problems then I overdid it (classing Scarlet 🤣) I’m exhausted…. I mean I have residual exhaustion, I was exhausted 2 years ago and I still haven’t caught a break….

I’m frustrated, my freedom has been taken away, I should be on a beach in Mallorca, my happy place, I have residual emotions that I can’t even bare to deal with right now (I’m a certified life coach I know the drill, I’m in Acceptance Theory right now, I accept that I am choosing to ignore everything and everyone that I don’t want to deal with, I will, when I’m ready!)

🥰…. But I press on because I’ve created a world for myself that consists of what I love. (Performing and helping people) so when you see me post seemingly oblivious posts is doesn’t mean I’m not going through things. It just means that I don’t want to dwell in the land of negative, misery, I want to keep working behind the scenes to help this work be an even more amazing place. Positivity has its place, and I prefer to stay there and be a ray of light for others.

😎I’ve been working on myself for over 10 years so I have a huge toolbox of well-being/self help at my disposal, I’ve adopted and learnt many coping mechanisms, including paying for my own life coach (all the best athletes, stars, celebs, CEO’s understand the power of having a team/coaches in their back pocket to keep them at peak performance) … getting counselling, having therapy sessions, running my own Reality Cheque™️ and Doctors Orders™️ methodologies on myself (proven methods that have been transforming lives from 2014 and before!) … journaling, listening to motivational self help tapes, (my list truly is endless)…

General well-being prevents mental health issues, there I said it!

🥺…But it’s still important to say I acknowledge that if I’m struggling after a DECADE of self work, how must others be feeling?! I don’t need to ask I know, my DM’s have been full with young people expressing their pain, from suicidal thoughts to actual suicidal attempts, only last week I had an bolder woman tell me she wanted to kill herself because of the pandemic specifically. It’s all just a bit too much even for me

💪🏾So my mental health awareness week is about identifying how much I’m there for everyone else and not there enough for myself. Don’t get me wrong I could NEVER receive a cry for help and ignore it, but it takes it’s toll on me too, emotionally, spiritually, professionally. It hurts my heart deeply and I need my heart to do what I do and love – Perform and support people.

Ok I’m gonna leave it here, I could go on forever

✅So here’s a few things I’ll be doing

  • Turning off DM’s on Social Media, it’s 90% spam disguised as ‘important’
  • Regular walks in the park #nature always makes me feel better and calms the mind FACT!
  • Postponing less important tasks, meet-ups including requests on social media, podcasts, takeovers etc
  • Messaging close ones to tell them I can’t support them right now as I need to take a step back for my own mental health, but allocating a time slot if they need me #boundaries
  • Daily motivation tapes in the morning #abrahamhicks
  • Daily setting intentions and gratitude “today will be a great day because…” “I am grateful for….

🙌🏾This list is long cos I’m a pro at this (10 years practising remember) but for any of you who like the idea, pick 1 to start with and see how you go.

💖Be kind to yourself. NONE of us have ever been through a global pandemic therefore NONe of us that the answers (only smarties have those 😜)

📆If you want some more structured support My @30dayminichallenge programme on Instagram is great. Go check it out

Sending love, light, positivity and good vibes,

Love Scarlet xx

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‘Mindset May’

‘Mindset May’

If you want to do anything well, in any aspect of your life you need to have a good mindset

Mental health’ may be a popular topic in the media at the moment, but this does not mean it’s a fad!!

We function as Physical, Emotional, Mental and Energetic beings, therefore, none of these aspects can live in isolation, yet up until now, it has been the Physical body that society mainly focused on.

With this shift in society to a more holistic approach, Mental health is no longer isolated, and we can see what a crucial part Mental health plays in our lives.

Mindfulness allows us to consistently monitor our state of Mental health. The more we start to familiarise ourselves with our State of Mind, the more we can use the beauty that is our Mind, to enhance our daily lives in the most beautiful ways!

May is a good time to sit back and take a good look at your current mindset and see how it is either propelling you forward to achieve your goals/ dreams or whether it is holding you back!

Our ‘Mindset May’ Check-List is, therefore, a great opportunity to make a conscious effort to set aside some of your precious time and Mentally ‘check-in.’ Feel free to do this at the start of the month, weekly or even daily, whatever you feel you need or can handle 🙂

‘Mindset May’ Check-List:

  1. How am I feeling today?
  • Write down your feelings and thoughts
  • Whom do I trust to speak to so I can share what I am going through?
  • Did I get enough sleep last night?
  • Did I drink enough water?
  • Did I eat a healthy meal today?
  • Did I laugh today?
  • What am I thankful for?
  • Do something that makes you feel good.

Good Mental health begins with good Mental awareness.

Use May as a good time to raise your Mental awareness.

If you require any assistance in this area or want to pick my brain on anything “DM me” and receive personalised feedback on your query. Just fill in a quick form and I’ll get back to you with my thoughts.

Love Scarlet xx

‘Action April’

‘Action April’

April is all about Action.

As we enter the 2nd quarter, April reminds us that we are nearing the halfway mark of the year, this allows us to consciously continue to activate the energy required to reach our mid-year goals from any New Year’s resolutions we may have set at the beginning of 2021.

April is all about activating the energy needed to propel us to take action towards our goals, so take the time to manifest and stay motivated this month to propel yourself forward.

April Activation Assessment:

It’s time to sit down and be honest with yourself on where you are at in terms of your goals. Grab a pen and paper and jot down some notes on the following questions:

  • Did you set any goals for this year? If so what? If not, how come?
  • Where are you at in terms of your goals?
  • Have you started on your Action plan or are you still planning on starting?
  • How much time have you spent on making your goals a reality thus far?
  • If you haven’t spent any time at all, it may be time to access why? We make time for what is important – so what fear is holding you back?
  • If fear isn’t holding you back, perhaps your goals have changed? Is it time to re-assess?
  • Perhaps you are on track and just need access that extra energy boost to get you through the quarterly energy drain?

And – of course – If you are on track – well done!!

May you maintain this momentum in April and put the various Actions in place this month to stay on track!!

Activate your April energy to Activate your DREAMS INTO REALITY!!

If you require any assistance in this area or want to pick my brain on anything “DM me” and receive personalised feedback on your query. Just fill in a quick form and I’ll get back to you with my thoughts xxx

Love Scarlet xxx

‘Money March’

‘Money March’

MONEY MARCH

MONEY is EVERYTHING.

No, this is not a shallow statement.

Why?

Because, quite simply, without money, YOU CANNOT SURVIVE.

For the bear basics of survival like shelter, food and water, MONEY is essential.

Further to these basic fundamentals, in order to live our dreams, in order to travel, in order to live our best lives, in order to give back to others and help those in need, in order to fulfill our potential and live our truth……we need MONEY.

Therefore, to do ANYTHING, to be ANYTHING, MONEY really is EVERYTHING.

Your relationship with MONEY goes right back to your childhood.

Did you ever hear when you were growing up ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees?’

It is an age-old story that most performers and artists live in debt and in poverty. This is because true creatives prioritise their talents and their craft and don’t place MONEY first. MONEY is not at the top of their passion list, their dream list or their priorities list!

However, in order to have MONEY to create and to fulfill our creative passions and dreams that are on the top of our list, we need to place MONEY at the top of that list TOO.

So, we need to prioritise MONEY and place it on our Tree. Yes Tree!

MONEY MUST at the top of our ‘Tree of Life’ and we MUST allow it to GROW!!

So yes, MONEY DOES GROW on Trees!

‘Self-Love’

‘Self-Love’

February 2021

The Month of Love & More Specifically, Self-Love

Here at Scarlet Gabriel HQ, one of the most impactful words for 2021 for us, is LOVE.

LOVE – a little word with a LARGE impact!

During this tragic global pandemic, we have been profoundly reminded of the importance of giving and receiving LOVE.

Therefore, February, the month of LOVE, is so incredibly meaningful this year.

The great thing is that no money is needed to give this beautiful LOVE energy. It’s FREE!!

Therefore, lets FREE up our energy and our space to be able to give LOVE FREELY.

· To ourselves

· To others

· To our planet

Give LOVE to yourself to:

· Let yourself grow and accept yourself no matter what is happening around you

· Open up to embrace opportunities and create beautiful abundance in your life

· Vibrate positive energy to create boundaries that block negative energy

· Encourage yourself to follow your truth to be your best self, so that you can be your best self for others

Through loving yourself, you will be able to mirror this LOVE to others and show them how to LOVE themselves too!

Through loving yourself, you will be able to give LOVE back to our beautiful home, our planet Earth, so that you can take better care of it and by looking after our planet, it will be in a better state (less pollution, less greenhouse gases, less poverty etc.) to look after us in return.

LOVE is a beautiful cycle of reciprocity to the self and to others.

LOVE is the essence of all creation.

LOVE gives LOVE and so it repeats on itself and gives more LOVE back into the world.

From us at the Scarlet Gabriel team, we give LOVE to you and encourage you to give LOVE to yourself, to others and our planet.

All our LOVE,

Team Scarlet

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