Personal Development

Personal Development

“So much opportunity, so many possibilities” ~ Frank Ocean

Personal development, is going through a process of being aware of yourself internally and externally. I’m always saying “mindset is everything” and it truly is. Personal development is being aware of our thoughts, emotions, desire and being aware of how we respond and react to situations. Lets get into why someone would need personal development:

Anxiety – You may not be able to see someone experience anxiety, but on the inside they are constantly feeling overwhelmed, living in fear which prevents them from doing a lot of normal things in life. People with anxiety usually struggle with the future, worry about things before they have even happened.

Depression – People with depression often feel, sad and lost. Many people experience depression in some point in there life but some people are unable to come out of depression. They struggle with the past.

Addiction – People with addiction often feel they are lacking something. So instead of connecting with people they connect with things that create temporary relief from whatever truths they are not facing.

Relationships – People having problems with marital relationships or family relationships. Most likely they want to make their relationships work but don’t know how to fix it. Usually they would struggle with communication and understanding different perspectives.

Finance – People wanting to accumulate more money and be successful or people struggling with finances they may have got them into dept. Most likely are struggling in the present or unable to see their future clearly.

Spiritual – People that are feeling lost, and want some clarity. Possibly curious to find there life purpose. Want to be in touch with themselves on a deeper level, searching for a spiritual awakening. People that feel lost often feel like life has come to a stand still and are going with the flow, with no destination.

Going through a journey of personal development will; improve your social abilities, your mental and physical health, your talents, knowledge about yourself, it will also improve your quality of life and happiness.

FLOATING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Going on a sailing journey

Heading to a beautiful destination.

Dropping the heavy weight of the past

Into the ocean

The journey of changing state of mind

Enlightening your life, to enlighten the lives of others

Finding peace within, on the smooth sea

Appreciate the present time

See the clarity in the future

Through clear water

Stepping in to the future

On the beautiful shores of your destination

To finally feel

Awakened

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Tips For Moving To Paris

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Bonjour!

I have not been posting regularly as I have recently moved to Paris to start my new job. I thought I should share some tips to make your move go smoothly and easy.

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When I moved to Paris I realised I was not prepared as I didn’t have everything I needed and my French language skills are 1%. The good thing is had a place to rent only two days after I arrived which was amazing. So here are some tips for moving to Paris:

Documents

Before you worry about packing your luggage make sure you have some these Documents:

  • Before you get to Paris
  • Passport (of course)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (translated in French)
  • Bank details (bring a letter from your bank)
  • Working Visa(if you plan to work in Paris, if you are apart of the EU this is not needed)
  • Once you are in Paris
  • Rental agreement (once you are in Paris try find accomodation ASAP as you’ll need this to open up a french bank account)
  • Register for social security (do this once you are in Paris, to register you need your birth certificate,french bank account and passport)

 

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Friends

Why make friends? Not everyone in customer service is helpful in Paris so it can be difficult and some do not speak English so you can find yourself stuck. It’s helpful to have a friend when you need advice to set up and bank account, find a job and just learning about Paris and finding your way around. If you don’t have any contacts in Paris or you don’t speak any French. Having friends is one that is needed. You can make friends with Parisians before you arrive or after but it really helps if you make good friends fast in Paris as they can guide and help you a lot.

How can you make friends before you arrive in Paris?

Online! I have never been a fan of meeting people online I’ve always been sceptical hence why I will never do online dating. But I have made friends online through the couchsurfing website. It’s not only a site to find free accommodation while you travel. You get in contact all of the world. And if your worried for your safety no need to meet them alone. You can meet up at a couchsurfingvevent. Paris has couchsurfing events everyday and it is how I met my french friends.

I also made friends at work. You may make friends others way such as renting a room with someone, attending events, going to a French language course there you will find people in the same situation as you, but if you get opportunity to make friends do so don’t be shy. Parisians are not shy!

Luggage

Do not take too much luggage. Expect that accomodation is Paris is going to be a lot smaller than you are use to. Even Londoners will find it small.  Do not use the metro if you are travelling with luggage because there are no lifts and you dont want to be dragging your luggage up and downstairs.

What to bring? You will need an unlocked mobile so you can get a french sim card. You will definitely need an umbrella because it randomly rains now and then in the summer. Parisians are none for wearing scarves. If you want to fit in bring a scarf. You may want bring your favourite snacks which I didn’t do and I regretted it. You do not bring too much clothes. Why? For sure you are gonna go shopping around Paris buying clothes so no need worry about what clothes to take.


French language book. Although your phone is really helpful to learn another language I think a small french language book is very useful.

Accomodation

How to find accommodation? Here are some of the names of a few website I used to find accommodation; WeRoom, Roomlala, Eramasu and you can also find some through agencies but there are a lot of fees that come with that.

Pick where you want to live carefully. You can live on the outside of Paris of inside Paris. Inside of Paris is made up of arrondissements up to 20. You need to pick an area that suits you and one that is safe which important bif you are new to Paris. I can only give advice on the area’s I know. So if your looking for nice area’s in Paris I would choose 7th, 8th, 11th and 17th arrondissement as I felt very safe in these areas and they are all very pretty. The good thing about Paris is everything is close by. I know longer use the metro because I realised its just as quick to walk around Paris. So I’m saving lots more money.

That’s all on the tips for now when I stay in Paris longer I will do an update on more tips. Hope this worked. Have a wonderful day, remember to stay positive.