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Hey— I’m Amanda Hilton, a personal growth and psychology specialist and the founder of The Simply Well.
I began my own wellness journey about a decade ago when, amidst the hustle and bustle of compounding responsibilities and the pressure to "do it all," I began to crave a holistic feeling of well-being that could help me sustain my busy lifestyle. And while I didn’t find a one-size-fits-all solution to well-being (and "working on myself" didn't automatically resolve my stress or overwhelm), I did find that the small, positive, intentional things I practiced on a daily or weekly basis rippled outward into other areas of my life, and I began to shift my foundational beliefs about what it means to be "well."
But there was just one problem.
While my foray into the wellness industry offered me some direction and hope, finding balance and consistency throughout the process proved to be more challenging. The occasional yoga class and sporadic positive psychology intervention weren’t cutting it— and as the years of early adulthood passed, I found myself oscillating between feeling like I had to “do it all” (Have you ever felt pressured by the self-help gurus to wake up at 4:45 AM to fit in a workout, meditation, journaling, walking, yoga, reading, and a cold shower all before starting the workday?! *cough* Yeah, uhh, me neither 🙄) or losing my momentum altogether and failing to make time for any personal growth or wellness practices at all.