I’m a yoga and mindfulness teacher based in Kent. I got into the industry through my own practice and how it helped me learn to know myself and what I wanted to do with my life. I left finance in London and re-trained and set up in my hometown.
Long baths with lovely essential oils. A daily practice of some kind – sometimes a strong vinyasa flow, sometimes just gentle movement, sometimes weights at the gym, but always meditation. Eating mainly veggie food. Eating cake. Avoiding alcohol which makes me sick. Going to bed early and getting up early. Being outside. Regular appointments with my osteopath, naturopath and psychotherapist. Playing with my nieces and nephews.
“There is freedom in discipline” When you make one aspect of keeping well a non negotiable part of your day or week, you’ll keep it. Even when you don’t feel like it, or get a conflicting invite, using the discipline of always doing it, no questions, no arguing, just do it. The discipline will keep you doing it when you’re lacking motivation. Also, keep things small and simple. Reading these ‘morning rituals’ that start at 5am are great, but how realistic is it? 20 minutes of mindful movement and a guided meditation app is more appropriate and much more likely to be stuck to. And finally, it’s wonderful to serve others and look after family and friends. But you cannot do that if your tank is empty. Prioritise keeping your tank topped up
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