We have all felt the effects that COVID-19 has had upon our capacity to touch; with social distancing, quarantine and isolation from family and friends limiting our physical interactions. If we add the fact that many people are now working remotely, it’s understandable why so many of us are feeling starved of touch. So, why is it vital that we look to change this?
1 in 10 women feel they have no option but to leave their job due to the impact of their menopause! When we consider that women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment within the workforce, and the average age for the menopause transition is 51, it’s clear that it is vital that we do not ignore the impact of menopause upon the personal and professional lives of our employees.
This process goes against the grain. It encourages you to face the ‘not so pretty stuff’ and welcome it into the light. From here, what is good, bad and ugly can all be observed in equal measure. And… once you know what you’re dealing with, you have an opportunity to validate your experience, process it and move on.
Why is it so much harder to exercise as we grow into adults? According to Ali, it all comes back to us forgetting what it is we actually enjoy.
As we get older, we lose the child-like energy we used to have around exercise and sports and that – aside from the general busy-ness of life – is because we start ‘shoulding’ on ourselves.
Here, Ali and Rebecca talk you through how you can start to enjoy exercise again, and boost your mental health along with it.
In yoga nidra, for absolute relaxation, you must remain aware, in a state of dynamic sleep. That’s why yoga nidra is not a form of sleep – instead, it is a practice you do during the day in order to reach a state of relaxation that is only achieved by turning inwards and away from our outer experiences.
Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.
Pain and suffering are two separate responses. Pain has a time-limit. Suffering can continue forever. Why? Because suffering is created in your mind; it is controlled by your perception of your environment and circumstances. Control your thoughts, control your suffering.
Self-care is not selfish and it is not something you should feel guilty about. You cannot pour from an empty cup. It may sound cliché, but it is true. You’re not helping anyone by denying yourself a bit of R&R.
So, let’s look at five ways you can introduce more self-care into your life.