During the first lockdown in April 2020, we were all looking for ways to stay happy and healthy in the isolation of our homes amongst a global pandemic. Creative collaborations were one of my favourite things to work on throughout this period and this one was especially enjoyable because I got to share tips for mental health and creativity, my passions, for a project with a brand I love, Free People.
Images created with Nikita Korchunov
"MovingTogether and encouraging each other to stay strong and inspired is everything right now!"
Healthy Structures Serve Wonders
I start my day with some hot water with lemon, ginger and turmeric
Then I like to sit and journal ‘stream of consciousness’ for 15 minutes to get all of the madness out of my head so I can start the day focused and clear
Even 1 minute of breath-focused meditation in the morning does wonders for feeling calm and centred.. and if you’ve got 5-20 minutes - it’s a game changer!”
Once a week I top off my morning routine with a full body and face exfoliation and self-massage with FP's delicious Everyday Oil
Cacao ceremony is one of my favourite self-care practices for nourishment and creative inspiration.
You can check out my ceremonial cacao recipe here!
'How to Ceremony'
1. It’s all about intention and mindfulness so make your drink and set your space in the vibe that you want to create more of
2. Sit, take a few deep breaths, give gratitude for the delicious drink in your hands and for the space you’ve created for yourself, set an intention for your ceremony
3. Drink with mindfulness - enjoy the smell, the sight, the flavours and the textures
4. Then do something that lights you up - yoga flow, dance, write, paint, sing, just play and enjoy!”
Clean with Intention
My final magic tip - I like to clean my home space with the intention for how I would like to feel in it - e.g inspired, trusting and joyful. I order fresh flowers to make it feel vibrant and beautiful.
This is a strange time and I think that finding little things that allow us to get lost in the moment and enjoy the pleasure of life as often as possible is important!
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