All posts tagged: life

Intentional Self Healing and Setting ‘Right Action’ with the aid of the 2nd Book of Yoga Sutras

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI Our choices affect us more than we realise, where we quite often or not place wellness and ownership in the responsibility of others. Life is uncertain, change causes fear, and latent impressions bring pain, all is indeed suffering to us where we have fashioned a trend for our own self discrimination. [2:15]. This can be averted. With the second book of Sutras reminding us that the play of the world can overshadow our wellness with the play of the universal energies named gunas. It is only for the sake of the self that the world exists. [2:21] To clearly remind us that the purpose of the world is to provide us with ‘experience’ and thus lead us into personal liberation [2:18] from the basis of experience. The self becomes obscured by the world in order that the reality of both may be discovered; the shades of light and dark. [2:23] Encouraging us when negative feelings restrict us in this path, the opposite should be cultured within its delicate balance. [2:31] …

The elixir of abundant restful sleep

Sleep is the nursemaid to humanity   During sleep, our body repairs and rejuvenates itself. A lack of restful sleep disrupts the body’s innate balance, weakens our immune system, and speeds up the aging process. Human beings generally need between six and eight hours of restful sleep each night. Restful sleep means that you’re not using pharmaceuticals or alcohol to get to sleep but that you’re drifting off easily once you turn off the light and are sleeping soundly through the night. If you feel energetic and vibrant when you wake up, you had a night of restful sleep. If you feel tired and unenthusiastic, you haven’t had restful sleep. Restful sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. After a day of stimulating activity, your body needs deep sleep when your mind and body can rest and reset. When you’re well rested you’re more alert, able to process new information more efficiently, and you make better decisions. On the other hand, when you’re sleep deprived, you’re more likely to make mistakes and …

Perfection is Procrastination

An area that needs transparency—the fitness starting date. As an expert in fitness and health I am well-versed in the hardships that come from building fitness from the ground up. The hardest part is to keep going and you are not going to make headway for the first couple of months. Keep your head down and focus on your tasks and intentions for the day ahead alone. It can be lonely and I think women should expect that. You may lose friends, self care it’s not glamourous and with it can bring envy. If you’re able to make it work you are able to have a lot of the freedoms that help you live a really fulfilled life.   My advice, don’t wait for something to be perfect to start. By waiting for the ‘ideal time’ to start your wellbeing adventures and projects, we are letting fear and perfection dictate our decision making.   Start something, the only place it can go is up. If you never launch your intention it will never grow! Perhaps …

Recovery from burnout

It is a mere season, one of feeling wobbled from juggling far too many plates whilst within a quick sand of sloppy decisions. But here begs the question of how do we dig ourselves away from the daily slog that feels to have no end or freedom? Answer; by resourcing simple practices that evoke a sense of gratitude back to ourselves away from the daily noise. Reigniting a bounce to the step and owning a pure delight for springing from our duvet each and every morning away from mental pressure. With limitless advice and buy ins at our fingertips we have all the answers, yet the language within this space is that it’s the simple good stuff that allows you to get back on track. ‘The cause and effect of what you ‘do’ being an extremely important one to meditate upon’. The good news is it’s ready to action from this very minute with an integrated approach to wellness with a healthy dose of tlc. SLEEP Getting enough sleep is the number one cause for …

Addressing the irresponsible swell of wellbeing as a profit centre

Via Daily prompt –  Heard Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. The challenge of mental health and wellbeing is a significant longstanding debate and with it a marketeers profit dream, a topic and sector to be founded with deep ethic and values. With Teresa May announcing in January that the UK Government would do more to help schools and employees ‘deal’ with the hidden injustice of mental illness and need to do more to support ‘mental wellbeing’, it thus leaves the door open to deep abuse in a climate of profit over a moral compass. If you are looking to transform your health and workforce this year who better to take inspiration from than a ‘people powered tank’; The new economics foundation (NEF). Rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities and commissioned by the UKs government foresight project in 2008, reporting the most insightful and important drivers of mental capital and wellbeing. With the concept of …

A recognition that bleeds into everything

Via Daily prompt : Recognize Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Dear Strength – Recognize that today you will learn more about yourself, you will grow when in pain, you will change your perspective and you will get up and put on the cloak of fight. You will respect yourself, your boundaries and you will take heed to instinct as the universal nod to what is wrong and right. Don’t you dare ignore its energetic might. Be grateful, graceful and honourable to your four walls, speak with simple honesty and humility yet do put up a persistent personal fight. Leave when the time and signals are right. Endure, succeed and have tenacity to give it all your love and might. In the face of adversity rein in on the foundations of endurance not forgetting you can not change another’s voice when in height of fight. Be in awe of your courage to speak what you find uncomfortable …

Simplify

THE FORMULA FOR SIMPLE LIVING Live beneath your means Return everything you borrow Stop blaming other people Admit it when you make a mistake Give clothes not worn to charity Do something nice and try not to get caught Listen more, talk less Every day take a 30 min walk Strive for excellence, not perfection Be on time, don’t make excuses Don’t argue, get organised Be kind to unkind people Let someone cut ahead of you in line Take time to be alone Cultivate good manners Be humble Realise and accept that life is not fair Know when to keep your mouth shut Go an entire day without criticising anyone Learn from the past, plan for the future Live in the present Don’t sweat the small stuff Its all small stuff. ~Source : Unknown~