The present me
I have learnt so much from this dark time in my life and it has played a huge role in shaping the person I am now.
I now live with a clear intention for each day and I try to practice daily gratitude in all areas of my life. Yes, I still get days where I feel like the world is against me, but I have learnt that those moments do pass (and you can come out the other side stronger and better for it!)
For me, living with intention is something I apply differently to each key area of my life.
My intention to my self and my body
As a health coach and wellness blogger, I am always on the hunt for the latest nutrition and health information. I discovered my passion for nutrition and wellness a couple of years ago, so I am still unearthing new information and learning as I go.
Previously I didn’t have a great deal of love for my body or my soul. I would feel ashamed and lack the self-confidence that I so desperately sought after.
I now see my body as an amazing thing. I practice a few daily rituals to ensure I am aligned and channelling self-love:
· Each morning I do a short yoga sequence – even if I only get in 10 minutes, this morning ritual of stretching my body prepares me for the day ahead and it also helps settle my mind.
· I aim to eat mindfully at every meal – this means, I start by being grateful for my food and then I chew and eat slowly to really enjoy and appreciate it. This is still a work in progress as it is easy to get distracted or eat quickly, but when I do follow this practice I notice the difference in my body.
· I choose to eat locally grown produce and organic where possible. Again, sometimes this isn’t always possible (especially living in a bustling city) but I try to seek out the best possible whole foods for my body. When we nourish our bodies with real whole foods, everything comes into alignment!
· Each evening before bed I do a short meditation. I use a really cool app called Smiling Mind (it’s free!) and I choose one of their short meditations before going to sleep. This helps settle my mind from the busy day and prepare me for a good night’s rest. I really encourage this!