I can not express enough how kind you have to be to your body & soul.
My life involves long working hours/mainly standing for a long period of time, dealing with the general public can also become stressful.
So I am firm believer in giving something back to yourself. Nowadays our lives are consumed with so much more than those before us – social media,computers,mobile phones, there is so much distractions that is why you need to switch off and reset your body & soul.
I do yoga class once a week and try practice myself when not in class as its great way to stretch the body and ease tension or inflammation . I suffer from severe lower back pain which is to do with 2reasons I have a problem with my bowel for the last 6year’s & because of my height its always going to be a problem I am just about 5ft 10.
So a little note on how to Focus – Slow down above all destress.
Be Present – remove those notifications for social networks of your phone & email it’s taken up your precious time with your loved ones.there is a reason they call it online it’s not real time.
Conversate – Ask friends to meet for coffee, go for dinner,dancing,or take a day trip someone new on your day off keep your friendships away from social media and in the present time and make time to really talk & above all listen to others.
Go outside – Go for walks, sit in the garden with a cup of tea, plant a vegtable garden, feed the birds, take up an outdoors hobbie. I love to be by the sea so if your the same make a walk by the sea a regulary routine.
Hydrate -Drink lots of water add lemons, limes, ginger or any other fruit. Its great detox for your liver.
Eat -Well try aim to eat 90% plant based meals feed your body with foods that nuture & benefit you and your health.
Sleep – Make sure to rest when you need to especially when sick we spend too much time trying to rush around instead of listening to what our bodies need. Your body heals & grows while rested remember that. It also makes you more aware & focus when your well rested.
Travel – I love the feeling of landing in a new country full of excitement & possibilities. Its food for the soul you feel refreshed and revived just do it!
Read – Zone out and get lost in a book its really great for the mind and also its the only time you get to fully relax is when your focused on reading a book.
Meditate – Learn to love silence and alone time to yourself focus on your breathing, clearing your mind and soul. It’s a great stress reliever and brings calmness to your life as you learn to cope with anything the day might throw at you I love this Charlie Chaplin piece from his poem Love Yourself really meaningful words! ❤
Be grateful for all you have and the little things in life and on that note I am going to share a little message a friend who lives across the world (South Africa to be precise) sent me. It was something I was grateful for. He emailed me one day out of the blue I was having a stressful day in work.
I told him how reading his e-mail cheered me up and reminded me that I am able to overcome anything.
I saved it to my phone as I just thought his words were uplifting and I appreciate how lucky I am to have a friend like that who maybe miles away but still thinks of you 💞