Winter Wellness- wholistic

Greetings to you all ….. my dear readers,

I have been meaning to check in with you all much earlier , however – work and general pace of my life in the recent few weeks has been full on …. until I decided to make use of my time – here and just now to connect with you all.

The intention of today`s blog is to share insights on wholistic wellness . Wholistic wellness is about checking into the way we live our lives. It is about checking in with ourselves and making an analysis of our day to day living . It is about allocating time for personal growth , physical wellness , professional progression ,taking a note of things that matter and light us up – which may of course be different for each of us

Personal Growth can relate to any of the following -Books we read , friends we keep , the goals we make , the milestones we reach- and milestones does not always have to be lofty -it can be something simple – like engaging in an activity that we have not tried before or creating an experience that is kind , gentle and nurturing and being able to hold your peace for a longer time frame each day !!

Professional Progression is about being committed to the work that we do – it is about actively engaging in learning , sharing and caring for how we offer our services to the community. It is also about remembering to smile and being kind – and this can happen when we do what we love and love what we do 🙂

Physical Wellness is about making time for movement and excercise – why??? Just because movement is uplifting for our energy – our emotions and excercise does wonders for the bodies and does oodles of goodness to the way we think, feel and act …… so on that note let`s get moving each day 🙂

Time for the things that brings us more energy – for some of us it could be music , for some it is our canine friends , for some – its time in the mountains and by the sea and for others it is in about being in the midst of like minded people , connecting , giving and engaging in some form of service.

So wholistic wellness is about being committed to crafting an individual framework – each of us can aspire to be the better version of ourselves each day – paving the way for individual wellness and thereafter collective wellness

Much love

Wellness – One degree maneuvers

To my dear readers ,

We here in NZ are celebrating Matariki or Maori New Year ( 24 June – 11 July ). Matariki is the Maori name for a cluster of stars that herald in the new year 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

❤️❤️❤️Be/Deeee -Light -Full ☀️☀️☀️

Hope all those in the Southern Henisphere have had a warm gentle start to this cold winter week.

The intention of today’s writing is about teaching ourselves to let go of thoughts that bring emotions of sadness , anger or fear …. this is by no means easy- yet this can be achieved my making one degree maneuvers/ changes through life in the way we process things

Play with words – light moments

1. To begin let’s be clear with who we are and what is important – list all the things that are important for you – routines , habits and your likes and dislikes .

2. Make a note of what brings you joy and what does not – it always helps when we are sure of what we do not want in our lives

3. Include in this list the people who make you smile and who bring joy and comfort when you are in their presence

🌟Connections ❤️

4. List also the activities that bring your calm and a sense of peace and contentment

5. Write down a mini wellness self care plan of what can be done when things get rough …,

🐠An all timer 🎶

Example when things tend to get challenging I allow myself plenty of time and space to process things . I also make a promise to treat myself to something that is special ( within affordable means of course 🙄😀) . Or I might reach out to some of my friends or family or favourites who can lift up my spirits … and for those of us who have pets … the low feelings soon move up . Being with nature and excercise brings immediate reprieve

🪴Cherished ❤️

5. Make a short term plan -2 years to 5 years as to how you want to live – write down the experiences that you aspire for – in the short term

6,Use intention ☀️- direction🍀 – clarity 🌟- Be clear in choosing the right words so your plan is simple and clear –

7.Take time to read all that you have written – about yourself – what or who matters . -what and who gives you joy – sense of calm and light heartedness

8. Now begin taking action on each of the steps and be guided towards a new sense of empowerment .

Remind yourself – one degree maneuvers – one step at a time – Here’s to

Light and joyful thoughts – Warm and happy feelings and Kind and constructive actions

Meanwhile let’s keep breathing , keep moving ( excercise ) and keep at being extra kind to yourself and to those around us

Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe – a Maori proverb which translates as

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you