Are you feeling overwhelmed now that life is back in full swing? After experiencing life a little differently and adjusting to lockdowns, home schooling and isolation, pandemic life felt like we were living in the slow lane. Now life is resuming to the frantic pace that we were once accustomed to and so many women are just not coping. If this sounds like you, let us reassure you, you are not alone.
Its time to take yourself back to living purposefully and passionately. Reignite that spark that is within you. Live wholeheartedly. You know putting yourself first is the key – it will help you get through the day with more clarity, energy and enthusiasm. Here are our three key strategies and tips to help you reset and recharge. Plus some information on our upcoming Reset Retreat, a one day women’s event in our Wellness Hub in Melbourne.
The way we lived was completely upheaved during the pandemic. Regular routines and plans were thrown out the window and so too were many healthy habits. Now that you are readjusting, create routines to nurture yourself which also benefits those around you. When you create a routine it feels like it’s a normal part of your day and it’s something you don’t have to give much thought to.
Eating for nourishmet is simple when you stick with foods that are in season, fresh and packed full of natural goodness. Stick with simple recipies that are easy or prepare ahead of time for those busy evenings. If you want to be super organised, prepare a meal plan so that you’re making the most of what you buy each week without throwing food away.
Create time in your day or week for regular movement activity – yoga, walking, running, dancing – whatever activity you enjoy! Block it out in your diary and set up a reminder in your phone. Regular movement increases those feel good hormones (endorphins) so that you feel better in your mind, body and soul. You’ll notice a substantial increase in energy and begin to look forward to the feeling it gives you.
Ensure you’re getting enough sleep so that your body is rested and refreshed each day. A regular bedtime routine will help you unwind from a busy day. Set a reminder in your phone at an approrpirate time to wind down. You may also like to try some evening rituals such as listening to soothing music, taking a bath, inhaling essential oils, reading or meditating to help you unwind before your head hits the pillow.
When life is busy your mind will begin to mirror the stress a busy life creates. If you don’t address it and create mindful practices you are likely to feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. You will feel like you do not have the capacity to think clearly, stress levels are heightened, you’ll have a million thoughts running through your mind and find it difficult to focus. The simplest way to overcome this is with mindfulness. Here are our three favourite mindful practices for you to try.
Meditation creates stillness, reduces stress and helps control anxiety. When your mind Is free you will have increased clarity and greater focus. If you’re a beginner, start a simple and short guided meditation and build this into your evening routine to quiet your mind after a busy day. Access Natalie’s ’16 minute She Let Go’ free meditation, click here.
Journaling is the practice of keeping a diary/journal for self-expression. It requires the application of both the right and left side of the brain and is known to enhance your sense of wellbeing, boost your mood and improve memory. You can also incorporate or replace journalling with noting your daily/weekly gratitude.
Yoga is the pratice of bringing together the mind and body through breathing exercises and poses. These are designed to encourage movement, relaxation and reduce stress. Natalie offers yoga classes for beginners and those more advanced, click here to learn more.
Cultivate a Growth Mindset
Your mindset is your greatest tool. Learning to harness it’s power and cultivate a growth mindset is a really effective way to remain focussed, positive, assertive and empowered. You know that little voice in your mind that focusses on the negative? Well, you need to let that go! Learn to…
- Embrace your imperfections, after all they’re what make you unique.
- Learn to view challenges as opportunities.
- Always keep trying
The next time you find yourself giving yourself negative talk… stop. Take a moment to adjust the what you’re saying to yourself and what you’re thinking. Replace the negative with a positive to cultivate your growth mindset.
If you’re feeling frazzled and disconnected after the emotional turmoil the last two years has created, we are here to help guide you back to finding your spark. Join us for our first ever suburban retreat. Set in our comforting and inviting Wellness Hub in East Keilor, only 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. You have the comfort of knowing that all you have to do is pack yourself to come along.
We invite you to immerse yourself in mindful awareness, nourishing food and peaceful tranquillity as your hosts Lisa and Natalie, guide you to reset and come home to what you need.
Throughout the morning you will learn, move, breathe, cook, eat and most of all let go and be free. It’s time to unwind from the busyness of the new year and give yourself permission to reset, recharge and realign with your greatest self.
It’s one day of nurturing YOU! Join us on Saturday, 5th March 2022 from 10am to 2pm at our Wellness Hub. Click here to learn more or register for our Reset Retreat.
Our number one tip is to build little routines into your daily life. As we mentioned above a routine it feels like it’s a normal part of your day, so over time you are likely to do it without giving much thought to the practices.
We hope our tips and strategies listed above help you reset and recharge so that you can live purposefully and passionately. At our Wellness Hub we offer a range of 1:1 and online services and programs to support women like you to nurture your mind, body and soul. For more information on these click on the links below:
Slow Flow Yoga with Natalie: Join Natalie on Wednesday nights (online or in person) to focus on calming and rejuvenating your energy after a full day to create harmony in the body and mind. Private 1:1 yoga and meditation also offered.
Family Friendly Meal Plan: A curated seven day meal plan for busy working humans, to guide and help with all those important nurtrition choices for everyone at the table.
Eat to Love You: Our 14 day program packed full of strategies, tools, recipes and plans to help you bring the mindful awareness back to your heating. Private 1:1 nutritional food coaching sessions and private group sessions also available.
Peri Menopause Power: Learn how to holistically thrive and survive through menopause with our tailored membership program.
The Female Advantage: A comprehensive 28 day program aligned to women’s whole health, increase self worth and confidence to create natural harmony.
1:1 Women’s Health Coaching: Our work focuses on helping women experiencing peri menopause and menopause to live empowered and thrive.