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

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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 a€tten­tion to what I’m putt€ing 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 litt€le bit of a boost, and I want to start the day by putt€ing 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.

Mind­ful mo­ment

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 po€tter 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.

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