A moment of calm
We meet with Lucy Slight who tells us why working on a lifestyle magazine is her dream job and what wellness means to her
I’ve been working in magazines for 10 years, and I’ve always wanted to work on a lifestyle title, so NADIA is my dream. As the associate editor, my job is to make sure all the aspects of the magazine come together in a cohesive way. The different sections of the magazine completely resonate with me – I love learning about Kiwis doing cool things – and our Well-thy section is all about having a sense of wellbeing and purpose of self but without being preachy about it!
In the past few years, I’ve started to pay a lot more attention to what I’m putting into my body and on my body. It’s since turning 31 that I’ve realised you only get one body, so you’ve got to treat it right.
It’s more about living a balanced life rather than being too extreme at one end or another, I go to Pilates three times a week, go for a couple of walks if I can. I’m all about incorporating wellness aspects that don’t require any effort – so if I want the ritual of a hot drink, instead of reaching for a hot chocolate, I’ll go for something that’s both good for my soul and doesn’t come with a sugar hit. In the morning I’ll go for a Bell White Tea Pure because I need a little bit of a boost, and I want to start the day by putting something warm and delicious into my body that’s also wholesome and calming.
Favourite wellbeing quote
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way,” by Walter Hagen. I try not too get too stressed out about things if I can help it. I like to take a moment to breathe, make a cup of tea then come back to whatever I’m worried about with a different perspective.
My moment of calm happens when I wake up in the morning. It’s still dark outside, and I make my tea. I take my time, I’d rather wake up earlier and have time to potter around than sleep in longer and then rush before I leave the house. If I feel stressed on the way to work, that’s not a good way to start the day. Having a relaxing morning routine sets me up for whatever comes in my day ahead.
A good morning With her busy job as associate editor of NADIA, Lucy relies on a quiet morning routine and a hot cup of Bell White Tea Pure to set her up for the day ahead.