On Monday I spoke about how anxious I’d been feeling recently and to be honest,I got myself into that much of a rut that I wasn’t doing myself any favours to get myself out of it.
I was waking up and going straight to my laptop as if in my mind there was only 1 hour in a day and everything needed to be done ASAP. I would sit and scroll and scroll and scroll through social media. I stopped working on the bits that make me excited and was doing the bare minimum to get by. I was checking in with my mates but I wasn’t practising anything I was preaching.
For the last 3 mornings I have spent the first hour checking in and working on me before I look at work and go on social media. I’ve been doing 10 minutes meditation, filling in my journal with gratitude, reading for 10 minutes and getting myself in a good headspace, and I honestly can’t believe how much brighter and happier I feel already.
إن لم تزد على الحياة شيئاً ، فأنت زائدٌ عليها
مصطفى صادق الرافعى لما قال الكلمتين دول كان قصده ايه ؟!🤔🤔 الحقيقة وبكل صراحة😌....هو كان عايز يوصلنا إننا لو معندناش حاجة نقدمها لنفسنا او غيرنا طول ما احنا عايشين ، يبقى احنا زيادة عدد ، ناس بتاكل وبتشرب وتنام وبس 🤷🏻 طب هو يعنى احنا هنقوم نمسك منصب ولا ندير بنك ؟!😏 اكيد لأ...بس هندور على الحاجة اللى حياتنا بتدور حواليها ، هندور على الحاجة اللى احنا مهتمين بيها
هندور ونعرف ايه يعنى "عجلة الحياة" "Wheel of life"
A tribute to this amazing dutchie she’s doing great work. She’s still one of the best photographers of the Netherlands and Belgium to me👸🏼🌹 @sarahterschegget
6 32 minutes ago
SELF CARE isn’t a bubble bath every now and then with an overpriced bath bomb (that you let fizz on your instagram story) or an expensive spa day once a year that you have to put on your credit card.
It isn’t waiting until you’re at breaking point before you sit down for an hour (and still feel guilty about it.) It isn’t putting on a nice outfit and forcing yourself to meet up with those ‘friends’ that you’ll sit and gossip with and walk away feeling like shit, wondering if the second you leave, it’s u who they are going to talk about.
Self Care is making small choices every day that benefit your physical and mental wellbeing.
It’s saying no to that party you don’t even want to go to.
It’s buying yourself some decent underwear, instead of wearing that 10 year old La senza bra you got before you had kids, or throwing out the primark pants that have holes in them.
It’s going to bed early and reading a book in peace.
It’s decluttering the crap from your bedroom so your mind doesn’t feel chaotic and you don’t break your ankle every time you try and climb into bed.
It’s stretching out your body in any way that feels good; yoga or walking or dancing
It’s drinking some damn water so you’re not a dehydrated shrivelled mess.
It’s making a dentist appt before all your teeth fall out from the packet of biscuits you eat every day.
It’s eating some fruit and veg every day to keep your body healthy + so you don’t feel like a zombie at school pick up.
It’s listening to your favourite album or podcast in traffic instead of the same songs on the radio and ads trying to get you to buy new tits (anyone else in Brisbane sick of hearing that boob job ad every 30 minutes on the radio?!) Self Care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary. When you’re happy and feeling good, you’re kinder to those around you. When you’re calm and content, you make the best decisions.
Your mood and your energy has a direct knock on effect to your family and the people around you.
You CANNOT pour from an empty cup. You can’t help anyone if you’re constantly recovering from stress induced illnesses.
So next time u take some time out 4 self care, don’t feel guilty about it. You’re changing the damn 🌍
Decided you were going to do something that would change your day to day experience?
The small things - drinking more water💦, going for a daily walk🚶🏼♀️, taking your vitamins💊, sitting down to meditate🧘🏼♀️.. Or the big things - quitting a job that weighs you down🧟, going after a dream career👩🎤, moving somewhere that lights you up🏠🌄... The reality is that so many of us are living in a low vibe experience;
We are unhappy, unhealthy, stressed, depressed, lonely...and living a life that doesn't support our highest self;
And we have accepted that to be the "norm". What if you could change that? What if ONE tiny change.. one small commitment to yourself was all it took to change the course of your experience?
What if you started feeling healthy?
What if you started loving your body?
What if you felt present and connected in your mind?
What if you trusted those around you and were able to form lasting, meaningful relationships?
What if one small decision you made today took you on a journey to happiness?
Well.. I've got great news
Myself and My Global Wellness Partner [USANA Health Sciences] are coming together and encouraging YOU to decide NOW - to #CommitToU
Get excited babe, because we are here to support you and the ONLY requirement to join is to tell me how you will ✨Commit to U✨
This is your chance to reach for your best self, to share your journey with others and to serve others by showing up, leading yourself and inspiring people around to you make a change too.
Do you want to finally figure out how to get in ridiculous shape? .
1. Organize- clear the deck of all the crap in your life that gets in the way
2. Prioritize- A healthy/sustainable diet and regular exercise has to move to the top of your list
3. Write down your goals- in your journal write down what you want!
4. Set realistic deadlines- Give yourself a reasonable period of time to achieve your goals
Join me in this challenge! It’s a perfect way to start off September (MY BIRTHDAY MONTH🎉). We got a month and a half to prepare. Let’s go!
More info provided below.
- Looking for a challenge to kickstart or re-inspire your at-home yoga practice? Join Me & Shanna Small (aka @wellness_yogini) September 1st for our free Ashtanga Yoga Home Practice Challenge.
This 16-day challenge features a dynamic course that will help you develop & structure a safe home practice in an easy and approachable way. Plus, Shanna will be teaching 5 live classes where she’ll breakdown a variety of poses and movements, sharing variations to suit all shapes, sizes, and capabilities.
Ready to join? Click the link in my bio to sign up today. If you're not already an @omstarsofficial member, when you sign up we’ll send you a special code before the challenge starts that gives you a one-month, all-access pass to Omstars.com. That means you can join the challenge AND explore our entire library of on-demand videos and live classes for 30 days! Get ready to unroll your mat with Kino & Shanna September 1st!
1. Click the link in my bio to sign up
2. Follow our hosts & sponsors @kinoyoga @wellness_yogini @omstarsofficial @liquidoactive @smithmade_essentials
For your chance to win some incredible prizes including outfits from #omstarsbyliquido & my new collection Off The Mat, books and dvds from Kino, and some beautiful gift sets of handmade, vegan friendly, soaps.
3. Repost this challenge graphic and help spread the word.
4. Tag three friends to join you in this challenge!!
5. Practice with us every day for 16 days and share your journey here on IG! be sure to use our challenge hashtag #ashtangahomepracticechallenge and tag us in your daily posts.
6. Like and comment on each other’s posts to stay active and present in our community of yogis here on IG.
1 344 minutes ago
ABENDESSEN 🥘 383 kcal ————————————— Mein lieber Scholli,
Heute habe ich mich etwas übernommen. Die Menge habe ich nicht geschafft.
Was ihr hier seht ist:
🥦500g Sauerkraut angebraten mit Zwiebeln, Schinken, xucker und etwas BBQ Soße. ( ich habe nämlich die Zwiebeln mit Xucker und BBQ Soße angebraten - die Idee hab ich von @maedelklein -später hab ich das Sauerkraut zugefügt)
Dazu gab es einen Tomatensalat mit roten Zwiebeln. Außerdem gab es noch angebratene Hähnchenfiletscheiben. Das ganze hab ich auf Kopfsalat gebettet und abgerundet mit Joghurt und Kresse. Jetzt bin ich voll! Diese Masse für so wenig Kalorien ist doch echt krass oder?! Braucht ihr Mengen an Essen wie eine Taube 🐦oder seid ihr kleine Spatzen🐤? Markiert euch doch mal! 🐤 oder 🐦?? Ich bin die dicke Taube auf dem Dach 😂😂😂🐦( das war jetzt wirklich ne Überraschung 😬)
Social media is like a movie trailer. Everyone is showing all the best parts to make their lives look better. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this highlight reel is real life. Put a 💛in the comments if you agree!
Let go of things that no longer serve you. You might think it’s okay because you’ve been carrying something with you for so long already that you’re kind of used to it, but it’s not okay. It’s weighing you down.
Just because you’ve been carrying it all so well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy. If you want to fly, you must let go of everything that weighs you down.
Life is filled with ups and downs that can rock your emotional being. It’s time to let go and lose some unnecessary weight to make yourself finally feel a little lighter to reach higher.
55 4,2212 hours ago
I know its tough and things can get lonely sometimes. But we need to remind ourselves that there are so many people around us who love and support us. People who want the best for us. Reach out to them when you're not feeling 100%. Always remember who is in your support team and stay connected. Here for you always xx
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2 2811 hour ago
This message for you tonight is long, but please bear with me. ❤ I wish only that this helps to remind you that you are enough ❤❤❤