‘WRITE DOWN your FEARS to see if they are REALISTIC’
When a problem is bothering her, singer Belinda Carlisle finds it helpful to put pen to paper to find a solution
Ifind that, usually, fear is just a perception, and it’s your mindset that’s causing you problems. If there’s something I’m wavering on or any life decisions I need to make, I find the best thing is to write them down. It helps to look at it physically instead of letting it fly around your head. Write down what the fears are and whether they are realistic. It’s a way of seeing where you’re at. Yoga has changed my perspective on everything. When I was first introduced to Kundalini yoga 26 years ago, I didn’t like it. I thought it was gobbledygook. But I started to get into it and it soon became a daily practice. It’s made me a nicer person, but also more balanced. When you have a pretty intense practice, it changes your perspective on life and everything around you. It’s bizarre, but that’s why yoga has been around for thousands of years – because it works.
I’ve been chanting for the past 15 years. When I first got sober 12 years ago, I was chanting for two to five hours a day. It’s not for everybody, but it can be powerful, and it can help people. My new album, Wilder Shores, is traditional chanting in a pop format.