I used to only keep these reflective moments to myself, I was sat with my friend having coffee and telling her all about what the Summer has shown me, and she couldn’t understand why I don’t publicly talk about it. Firstly, I thought does anyone actually give a sh*t? But actually closing off a season and reviewing what went well and what didn’t is really potent for your growth. In line with the seasons was summer all about light and sunshine, adventure and fun, or was it a challenge? did it feel heavy? how was it?
Well if you’re still here I’m assuming you do give a sh*t and so I’ll share my summer review with you on the topics that I truly value:
Honestly, this summer threw some huge curveballs at me. I am having a huge amount of growth in my business (LIKE LAUNCHING A PODCAST!!!) which I am so grateful for but honestly it can be scary. In the early summer we relocated back to London after a year out and I was scared that I was going to lose my slower pace of life. I felt like I didn’t know how to keep the healthier habits going. – however, its like a new lease of life has been put in front of me. I have learnt a lot about what true balance looks like, and what true happiness actually is? I am creating a life that is allowing me more freedom and time, and I am using that space to grow personally. I am currently reading so many books, and daily dog walks, nourishing my body and actually I am able to handle the growth in my business in a calmer way because of this.
Wait what… personal life that I never share. Ha IKR! but it would not be a full 360 reflection without this. The one thing that I have learnt through the summer, or covid or whatever is that carving out time for each other in a really special way is everything. Whether you are single, dating or living with someone the personal life piece is all the same, we all need to create really special moments just for us. Not only is it a lovely time to hang out but this is a non-negotiable for your wellbeing. [listen to our podcast episode on how to set non-negotiables] If you are a coach, or healer, or parent or if you are an empathetic person you are constantly in the energy of giving and creating. It’s such a cliché saying but you really cannot pour from an empty cup. I cannot recommend reading Atomic Habits enough, creating these small habit and change will have palpable changes in your personal life. Remember that you really choose the people in your life, you don’t have to be in bad situations so really treasure those around you.
Needless to say well-being is at my core and a part of me that I never want to compromise. The fact is that honestly life gets in the way sometimes – and I get it. Remember when people would still share their 78 step morning routines?! I cannot. I feel really pleased with the fact that my wellbeing has really been at my core, and there are only a few steps – because honestly who has the time. Meditation has felt great over the summer and I really do believe its always the lighter mornings. I have been really listening to my body, my sleep has ben a bit of an issue and so I have never pushed myself too much when it comes to exercise. I have really got into my mindfulness journal that I do each morning and of course I’m obsessed with reading. Have a look at the books I recommend here.
This is something that we are all feeling right now that is missing. Maybe you are travelling or perhaps like me you are not just yet. This is one thing that I am really craving and missing and I am noticing how much I need that in my life. My solution to this has been to create mini adventures in my life in London as it stands. This is super obvious, I know this, but actually are you creating these little trips, days out, visiting new places, hanging out with friends, creating memories? We have been dealt a bad hand with covid but it is a season that we will come out of and I like to think I have built memories this whole time too.
Let me know what you have reflected on over the summer?