“The only thing certain in life is uncertainty. The future
you imagined can always be reimagined.”
If someone had have said to me this time last year ; “You’re going to go on a health retreat in Bali next year”. I would have felt excited, but probably would have had the underlying “yeah right” feeling attached to it. Who would look after the kids? How could I let myself leave the country without my little family? Would they even survive?
Well, lo and behold, I have just returned from an amazing Bali retreat with a bunch of other Naturopaths and Nutritionists. (in case you’re wondering- yes my husband and kids survived without me lol)
Part of the retreat was about business, and a large part of it was to purely just switch off and BE. To remember what it is like to relax. To feel ok with being in silence and completely immerse myself in the moment. TO FILL MY CUP. Goodness knows how long it had been empty for…
I’ve had a huge realisation that the real parts of life occur during the space. During the time we allow ourselves to slow down. There’s no need to rush, there’s nothing achieved through stressing.
I can hear some of you saying it now. “But I don’t have time to slow down and just BE. There’s too much to do!”.
Yes, while there is plenty to do, and have, there’s also a HUGE part of life we zoom past at a million miles an hour, holding our breath, clenching our jaws and tightening our shoulders.
Want to know how to Slow Down and Relax?
Here’s my top 3 tips:
1. Start the day with a ritual. It might be enjoying a hot cup of tea – solo or taking a bath with lavender oil instead of a shower. What ever it is, make it part of your day. The family will adapt. And you will remember to fill your cup everyday!
2. Deep breathing before bedtime. Breathe in for 6 seconds, hold for 2, then breathe out for 6. Repeat at least 5 times. This type of breathing helps your nervous system and mind calm down. That influences the relaxing effects on the parts of your body that hold tension (like head, neck and shoulders).
3. Take a few minutes each day and use all your senses to feel gratitude. Do you have a nice tree outside your window? Sit underneath it, breathe it in, gaze at it. Be grateful to be in its presence. Without the tree, you wouldn’t have the clean air to breathe. Smell a fresh flower. Stop and gaze around like a child does. When you are in the present moment and you’re feeling grateful, feelings of happiness increase significantly.
What is it going to take for you to start putting yourself first? I’d love to hear what you are doing! Reply to this email x
WHAT’S COMING UP.
The next Epsom Salt Bath Challenge – a free challenge to help you create a relaxing environment at home, joining in my big vision of creating happy, healthy lives for as many women as possible.
I am very excited to announce I will be holding my first Mum’s Retreat here on the Sunny Gold Coast on 3rd Dec 2017.
You can register your interest at your next appointment or go to the contact us page and get in touch.
Special blessings (Bali Style),
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