Looking after yourself; Something that we all like to remind other people to do but we never remember to do it for ourselves.
|Gifted|In the past few months this has been a real focus of mine. I have been super busy, but it is at super busy times that you sometimes need to extra check back in with yourself otherwise everything starts to crumble. I have found that for me fitness and well-being go hand in hand. I know that if I don’t keep my body moving then my wellbeing takes a tumble soon after. If I keep myself active, then I am a much better person to be around. If you follow me, you have probably seen that I have been getting into running and have found that it is a slot of my day where I don’t worry about 99 things at once. Yes, I admit sometimes getting out to do exercise is the last thing you want to do when you finally get home but I have felt so much more energized because I have gone out. I also recently purchased a Fit Bit which has also been a great encouragement to get off my bottom whist sitting at work.
Yoga: I have always kind of dabbled in Yoga and I really enjoy it. It’s great if you want a low intensity activity, which you can switch off to yoga is the one. If you’re a yoga newby I would take a look at Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. She has loads of great beginner videos you can follow along to at home. Most of the time I just freestyle and go with my own little flow and try to add in some stretches and Ab strengthening work at the same time. If you follow me over on Instagram, you hopefully have seen some of my Yoga time-lapse clips in stories or on my feed. Below is a little time lapse of my most recent flow, this was a very simple one. I find starting with a few deep breaths gets me nice and centred before I go onto more flowing move throughs.
Surrounding yourself with happy: Now this may sound like a strange one, but I do think it’s a massive help. By surrounding yourself in negative things all of the negativity starts to pull you down. Surround yourself in happiness and it has such a positive effect on everything. I was recently gifted this cute T-shirt from Jesmundo and it is just the right mindset I am going for right now, ‘Kind people are my kinda people’, need I say more. Here is the link to my t-shirt here! Jesmundo have also just brought out an awesome range of social media inspired slogan t shirts to add to their huge range of reasonably priced t-shirts. You can check out their socials below. It is also a great t-shirt for yoga practice!
Bath: A long soak in a bubbly tub. Need I really say more? Having a bath for a minimum of 10 minutes is one thing that I have really been using in the past few months. I just find it a nice chill out before bed. I have been sometimes been popping my laptop on top of the closed toilet seat and keeping up with Stranger Things 3 or sticking on a study video which is multi-tasking at its finest!
Thanks for taking a look. These are just a few things I have been focusing in the past few months to keep myself on top form and happy.
Chloe May x
*This was a gifted collaboration with Jesmundo who were kind enough to send me this t-shirt in return for a blog post. Please take a moment to check out their website and social pages.
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