Who doesn’t love a good video series?
Whether it’s YouTubers sharing their lives in neat, 30 minute videos each month or them trying their hands at daily vlogging with challenges like VEDIJ (Vlog Every Day In June), we’re always happy to have more content grace our subscription box. What we love most about these sorts of series is that we often get to see a more raw and natural side to our fave creators, as well as them trying their hand at something different and stretching their creativity, and none has done that better as of late than Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Throughout the month of May, Carrie participated in a daily series she called May, Myself and I, wherein she uploaded a video each day based around word prompts. This resulted in 31 new videos on Carrie’s channel and we couldn’t be happier. We eagerly awaited each one’s upload and we took something from each, which is why we’ve decided to dedicate an entire article to our favourites.
Here they are, our seven favourite videos from Carrie’s May, Myself and I!
Myself ♥ May, Myself and I #19
We’re kicking things off with a video we feel many can relate to, in which Carrie talks about the difficulties she sometimes has putting herself first. A lot of us find it hard to accept things that come our way and recognize that we deserve to have these things happening to us, given how hard we’ve worked, and that’s something we need to change about ourselves.
By no means are we saying that being humble and modest is a bad thing, but we need to remember that we’re allowed to bask in our accomplishments and enjoy each opportunity that comes our way, including a chance to get a free throw! (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, watch the video.)
Conscience ♥ May, Myself and I #16
Everyone has a conscience. You know, that thing that tells you right from wrong. Depending on the person, it can be very loud or more on the quiet side, and in this video Carrie discusses how she learnt to deal with the fact her conscience is a bit louder than most.
We love how honest Carrie gets, opening up about how her conscience and the anxiety that resulted affected her life, and sharing that it took her learning to let go of things she couldn’t control for her to actually gain control of how she was feeling. As she says, if she does something wrong, she confronts it head on and deals with the consequences, because what’s done is done. There’s nothing she can do to change it; all she can do is move on.
Running ♥ May, Myself and I #1
In case you weren’t aware, Carrie recently began running, and she kicked off May, Myself and I by discussing how the first three weeks of her training have been. Like her, we’ve never considered ourselves as runners – we don’t know why, we’ve just always told ourselves we can’t do it. But why is that?
As Carrie says, just because we have to work at something or aren’t built a certain way doesn’t mean we can’t do it. If we have the drive and perseverance, we can achieve whatever we set our minds too, and if that isn’t motivating, we don’t know what is.
Kindness ♥ May, Myself and I #23
Do you know the difference between being kind and being nice? Did you even know there’s a difference? If you’re like us, it’s probably not something you’ve ever stopped to think about, but as Carrie explains, there is a crucial difference between the two.
When it comes to being nice, it’s more about appearance and gaining approval, while kindness takes more effort. It’s about being active in your efforts and doing things for others. It’s definitely an interesting point of conversation, and we, like Carrie, are going to make more of an effort to be kind in our day-to-day lives.
Praise ♥ May, Myself and I #29
Receiving praise is something that makes each person feel different. Some people enjoy it, some feel awkward, some are desensitized to it. But why is this? As Carrie explains, it’s not because one starts to get cocky, it’s because it’s a way of protecting oneself and staying grounded.
While it’s lovely getting praise, the flip side of receiving it is that you also open yourself up to the negative comments people have about you and/or your projects. It sucks, but it’s something everyone has to deal with in life. The best method to combat this? Grow a thicker skin and, as Carrie says, don’t be afraid to accept a compliment that slips through and makes you feel good about yourself.
Hope ♥ May, Myself and I #31
Is it surprising that “hope” is one of the words Carrie chose to speak about during May, Myself and I? We mean, it is her middle name after all!
Carrie shares how she feels hope is the only thing stronger than fear, and it’s a sentiment we agree with. It’s something we tend to hold onto and search for in times of need or sorrow. There’s nothing dark enough that hope can’t shine through and that’s super uplifting to think about. It’s a positive thought in a world that tends to continuously spew out negativity.
Bodies ♥ May, Myself and I #10
Things took a poetic take with this video, where Carrie discusses the amazing things that are our bodies. Each one is different and unique, yet society nowadays has put a lot of emphasis on how we look. We think we have to look one way or else we’re worth less, but that’s simply not the case. We are more than our bodies. We are our emotions, our thoughts, our experiences and so much more! Our bodies are merely a vessel, encapsulating the wonderfulness that is us!
This poem hits deep and we highly recommend everyone heed its message.
So there you have it…
Our seven favourite videos from Carrie Hope Fletcher’s May, Myself and I! We’re not going to lie, it was pretty difficult narrowing our list down to the ones we selected – we were tempted to feature all 31! We really enjoyed this series and took a lot from what Carrie had to say. What was your favourite video? Be sure to send us a tweet to @TenEightyUK and let us know!
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