As a busy mum juggling university, a day job, Herma May and modelling it's easy to get caught up in the hustle of everyday life. While I’m grateful to have the time to work towards my goals, I’m particularly feeling the need to find focus at the moment. I find that consistency is key and when I’m not regularly practising the things that help me keep focused, I feel it in other areas of life. If you know Herma May you know I’m all about enhancing your ambience and wellbeing, so I wanted to share some simple ways I like to regain my focus and get back on track when life gets busy.
Everyone has their own experience with meditation. It isn’t a one size fits all habit, which is why it can be hard to maintain. We hear all the time that regular mindfulness practices can help with sleep, stress, focus, the list goes on. There are lots of different apps that focus on different types of meditation so it can be hard to know where to start.
I use Balance, I love this app as it is completely personalised. It asks questions and tailors your meditation experience based on how you respond. It’s this unique personalisation aspect that drew me in.
Balance is currently offering an entire year for free to new subscribers. Take a look at Balance here: https://bit.ly/3HP4HWc
Enhance my space
Of course, you knew I would say something about enhancing your space. But it’s true, I find that something as simple as lighting a candle or wax melt before starting my next task helps me move into that flow and focused state.
Home fragrance is an easy way to elevate a space without breaking the budget. Different scents have the power to evoke different moods and emotions.
Try making a ritual of lighting a candle in a relaxing scent before you ‘Eat that frog!’ (If you know, you know!) and see how that works for you.
I do my best to drink as much water as I can. But, sometimes I forget… and I know you probably do too. We all know that it’s recommended to have 6-8 glasses of water per day, but is anyone actually ticking that off throughout the day?
When I’m talking about hydration, it’s more about listening to what your body needs. If you need water, drink water. I am a huge lover of herbal tea, (which also counts as hydration, by the way!) my favourite at the moment is Twinings Superblends Glow, so I drink that. There’s water in everything, fruit, vegetables; variety is key and I find when I’m listening to my body and feeding it what I think it needs I’m more focused.
James Clear, the writer of Atomic Habits, talks about how the more attractive a habit is, the more likely that will stick. So, if that means getting a beautiful new water bottle or some elegant glass straws, do it! And find enjoyment in your everyday.
I think people underestimate the power of journaling. We spend so much time on our phones typing and scrolling, I think a lot of people have forgotten the power of putting pen to paper and allowing your hand to flow freely across the page as you think. Taking the time to get what’s in my head and onto the page allows me to see truly what I value in life. It helps me plan my days, be clearer on my goals and in turn get me back to focus. It can be daunting at first to open your journal and your mind is as blank as the page in front of you…. I’ve definitely been there.
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