ADVENTURE SEEKER AND BLOGGER AT MINDFULNESS ADVENTURES
As a blogger finding time for yourself can be difficult, as your business is always at your fingertips. My phone has blog posts, social media, emails and photographs on it, all of which is business. I often find myself swept away in it. Recently my main focus is to stop and take a moment to reflect and be mindful of what’s going on in my life. Then try to take a slower approach, allowing myself to appreciate the life I live. Mindfulness to me isn’t just about meditation and yoga, although I love both.
To me, it is about reflecting on what happens on a day-to-day basis and putting my life into perspective.
Switching off is the hardest thing to do, but is necessary when I want to take the slow path of life. Putting the phone down and taking some me-time is so important when you live a lot of your life online. I share all my stories and adventures on my blog, so ensuring I take time away from the screens to focus on myself is key. I enjoy doing the things that get me away from the day-to-day routine, such as coastal walks, stand up paddleboarding or having a hot bath. It gives me time to switch off from everyone else in the world and not worry about anything.
Being outdoors can do wonders for your wellbeing. I am lucky enough to live on the Devon coast, so I try to spend at least 30 minutes a day outdoors. My favourite thing to do is to head down to the beach and listen to the waves, often leaving my phone at home. Just being present in the moment. It’s the perfect time to take everything that little bit slower and acknowledge the sights and sounds around me – everything from the feeling of the sand to other people.
We all get stressed, but taking a moment to slow life down allows time to refocus and appreciate how hectic everything can get. Living a slow life is one we might all aim for, yet the ability to escape the daily rush can feel a million miles away. By taking little moments each day to focus on being fully present, we can all look forward to a slower pace of life.