This week’s Mental Sunshine is a guest post written by my lovely daughter, Ruby.

Have you ever heard of the term YOLO?

When was the last time you didn’t do something because you were too scared you would fail, or people would laugh at you?

We all have this mindset from time and it’s very damaging.

It can stop us reaching goals, having fun, meeting new people or gaining access to amazing opportunities.

The term ‘yolo’ (you only live once) is thrown around so loosely but is never actually followed by most people.

The truth is we only have one life and cannot let self-doubt get in the way of living the best life possible.

For example, you’re at a theme park and there is a huge, scary roller-coaster.

If you never go on it, it may be gone the next time you’re there and you’ll kick yourself for never trying it.

You work yourself up so much but the worst that could happen is you scream a lot.

But afterwards, you’ll want to go on it over and over again and don’t even know why you were so doubtful in the first place.

This doesn’t apply to just theme parks; it applies to any decision in your life.

If you have an opportunity, go for it or it may disappear forever.

Big decisions or small, don’t doubt yourself, have self-confidence.

Be spontaneous, talk to new people.

Don’t let an opportunity pass you by.

You only have one life, live it with no regrets.