It’s less than a month and a half before 2019 turns into a whole new year, to an open door that will bring us towards a more fantabulous opportunity. 1 People’s goals are planned and our ambition is getting bigger and bigger. We are excited! and we hope that you share the same emotion. But, if you don’t. We get it. You are a self-made woman, a loving mom with a conscious mind. Your challenge is the world and it’s a daunting task. There are moments when you feel like you just want to give up. But, is it the right thing to do? Rest assured. The good news is, we can work this situation out. And that’s why we are here. We are here to share some tips to revive your wounded spirit, that you might get from exhaustion or career burnout. One word to start with is: Retreat.
That's right. All you need to do to unwind is to retreat from all the mundane activities and have some “Me-Moment” to pamper yourself. Reserve yourself a quiet moment. Enjoy the silence. It's a good practice to reflect about your life, clear your mind and reclaim your strength. Below are some pointers on how you can get the “Me Moment” done.
- Yoga at Home
The best thing about Yoga is that it can be done anywhere. Even a tiny and unused space at your home can be the right place to unroll your yoga mat and release any tension through a yoga session. To help you enjoy your yoga session at best, all you need to do is to create an ambience that makes your mind at ease. You can reach this goal by burning aromatherapy candles and set the lighting to the right tone. Special for candles, choose a fragrance that suits your goal to unwind. For example, if you want to release stress through Yoga, choose aromatic candles scented with lavender, eucalyptus, rose, vetiver, bergamot, spearmint and chamomile. If you want to be free from anxiety, light a candle that is scented with lemon, apple or frankincense. Minimum noises are important to get the most benefits of your yoga session at home. If you are a mom, do this activity when your kids are away for daycare or school or when you have a moment for yourself.
- Reading A Book
A busy mind cannot cope with reading a book? Wrong. To the contrary, a good book can be a door to a mental getaway that brings your attention far away from your daily problems. All you need to do to nail this down is to pick the right book to read and set the right moment to do this. Do yourself a bit of research about the right book you need to help yourself getting away from your active mind, inner critics and judgement. The Untethered Soul, The Four Agreements, The Unlimited Mind, and Cure are 1 People’s pick for you to try to unwind through reading. Going to a bookstore can be another way to retreat. But, if the books listed above are not available at your local store, online shopping platform will come in handy. Read the book indoor or outdoor. Location is not a big deal as long as you can set it in a quiet and peaceful ambience. One important thing to note is to have comfortable seating and outfit. It is your mind that will wander in seek for a better you and to keep her going, your body needs to be at the most relaxed position.
- Outdoor Jogging
Fresh air, beautiful scenery and your favourite music. Outdoor running is one of the easy and affordable ways to withdraw from the crazy and busy world for awhile. Dynamic activity requires you to focus your attention in the present, which is perfect to train your mind to detach from the past stress and anxiety for the future. Studies say that running can also help maintain your weight and strengthen your bones. When you are 100% fit, it is easier for you to heal from emotional wounds or exhaustion.
- Meeting Your Best Friends
“Me-Moment” doesn’t always mean spending your time alone. You might connect to yourself better by hanging out with friends who know you inside and outside. You can learn about yourself better from the way they perceive you as a person and human being. Best friends are those who want to see you succeed in life, and the way they do this is through honestly telling you what is good and bad for you. You need to know that they don’t mean any harm by saying what they say. And therefore, you can reflect from their opinions and revive from their accompanies.
The 1 People Team