Words by Frou Williams.
Let's talk mindset for a moment.
It's taken me years to know what makes me healthy, both physically, mentally, emotionally balanced, not running around like a loon on loonie pills (I.e A LOT), allowing the right amounts of stress in my life, removing the wrong types of energy be it from people or environments and generally being able to feel content in my skin.
For most of us we are lucky enough to have a choice. We can learn about which foods are the best foods for us, to find exercise that we enjoy and to surround ourselves with our 'peeps' or tribe. 🙅🏼
For me, being active, having 'me' time, being in and around nature, with fluffy friends 🐰🐶, traveling, not taking life too seriously and having fun, trying new things to keep me excited and inspired, being with positive, like-minded people who nurture a zest for life, the occasional gin & tonic, chocolate biscuit and time to just 'be' helps me to wake up each morning and say that today, right here and now I am in control and I love the way I am. 💕
Ah the old word 'balance' but what even does it mean? It's become so overused these days especially when it comes to wellbeing and fitness.
According to the Oxford Dictionary 'balance' is:
An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
A situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
At no point in the definition does it say that you have to do 500 burpees a day, that abs are made in the kitchen or that counting every single piece of food is the only way to achieve hashtag balance.
Just a reminder that your version of #balance is very different to anyone else's and that's exactly the way it should be.
You do you, as the saying goes.
Would love to know how do you maintain your mindset and all the things that you do in order to make you feel like the best version of you.