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Sophie Dear - Mahara Ambassador

Sophie Dear - Mahara Ambassador

Sophie will be the first to say her journey started out pretty normal. Living in London, she quickly found herself in a high-stress environment, working as an assistant TV director; her ninety-hour-weeks becoming the focus of who she was, as the prospect of ever starting a family slipped through her fingers. 

Because of this she knows what it’s like to lack balance and control in life and how easily our perceptions of success can be influenced. She knows how the tick-tock of exhaustion can fall under the radar and how the drums of mental health can start off unnoticeable but gradually get louder and louder until everything comes tumbling down. 

What makes Sophie so inspiring is how she changed all this. She changed her life completely. She decided to swap her career for health and happiness. She went in pursuit of balance and control. She found a new focus; to get fit. Truly fit. Mentally fit. And she got fit because she loves that feeling of being hardy and healthy, that feeling of being energised and alive, of being mindful and happy; not just in her body, but in every aspect of her life. It was the biggest and bravest decision she ever made. Not content with just improving her own health, happiness and lifestyle, she now helps others do the same. 

Here’s the way she sees it: Life is made up of chapters and, while the content is written by us, the narrative is dictated by others. School. College. University. Job. There is barely a moment to catch a breath and think. Barely a moment to find out who you are or focus on what matters most- your mind. We find jobs that pay the rent and we put those jobs before everything else. Our perception of success becomes shaped by others until exhaustion, anxiety, depression, insomnia and mental fragility becomes the norm. But this shouldn’t be the case, and Sophie proves this. She removed herself from these barriers and has become the epitome of self-driven success. 

It was Sophie’s normal journey into adulthood that dragged her down and it was fitness that helped her bounce back; it was putting mental wellness at the heart of everything in her life. 

To be inspired, to get a new perspective on what’s important, to discover a better definition of success and for proof that fitness can improve your way of life, whatever that may be, there is no one better to follow than Sophie Dear. 

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    Georgia Patterson