As parts of the world emerge from a year (and a bit) of lockdown, we are seeing an increase in requests for mental health assistance. These reports are not surprising considering that humans need real social interaction to thrive. As a traveller, you would have spent the past year wondering when you will be able to get out and meet other people and communicate in real time again. Social meetups were key to you maintaining your optimal health and wellbeing.Continue reading “Why travel is good for your mental health”
Self love – to truly love another, one must first love, respect and know thyself.
This week I am posting a piece I wrote for my new upcoming online meditation and holistic health business. On Valentine’s Day, the focus is on showing others love. However, before you can fully appreciate someone else; you must first know yourself.
Do you dread each year when the first signs of Valentine’s Day appear? Everywhere you turn there is some reminder that society is telling us that we need to go out and spend money on things we may not normally spend it on. Such as: fancy dinners, champagne, fine wine, expensive gifts, bouquets of roses and indulging in other unhealthy eating habits and behaviours.
The pressure to create the perfect evening can cause you more stress and have the opposite affect than the one you intend.
❤️ Is this really the way society has embedded it into our minds that this is how to show someone you love them?
🧡 Is this how societal beliefs have led us to show how much we value someone?
💛 Do we believe that if we put others first they will love us and we will feel loved in return?
💚 This Valentine’s Day why not challenge yourself to practice self love?
💙 Why not take yourself on a date? A day and night where you focus on YOU.
It may be unnerving at first, especially when you see lots of couples out on romantic dates. But this Valentine’s Day, you have the opportunity to show yourself love – to put YOU first.
To get you started on planning your perfect date with you, below are some ideas how you can practice self-love on Valentine’s Day.
💕 Party of one for dinner
💕 Movie date night
💕 Indulge in a spa day
💕 Bubble bath and champagne
💕 Dress up for YOU
💕 Send yourself roses (or a gift you will enjoy)
💕 Cook YOUR favourite meal
Connect with your inner self this Valentine’s Day and become a healthier, happier, self-loving YOU. In return, you will discover the power and appreciation of strong love for others.
If you would like to explore more about my meditation and holistic health venture, hop across to Living a Wholistic Life. I will be offering guided meditations and useful tips on how you can live the best life you dream of.
Although international travel is still a future thought, domestic travel in most countries is still achievable. For those who want to record their travel memories but are not writers, you may consider documenting your journey in pictures, drawings or other creative designs. Continue reading “Mindfulness through your Travel Art Journal”
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As we grow older our perceptions of people, places, things and the world change. You start to see that things are not as they were taught. When you were young, you depended on the adult figures in your life to teach you about the world. You believed them because they were the people you grew up to believe, such as: teachers, parents, doctors, police officers and so on. At the time you did not understand those teachings were based upon their own perceptions of the world. Perceptions that they learned from their adult figures. Continue reading “Changing Perceptions”
As travel anywhere has come to a standstill, many of us may be feeling a little anxious. Not from COVID-19; but from not having the freedom to do what makes us feel alive. Of course, closing borders around the world was the smart, sensible thing to minimise the spread as much as possible and allow the virus to burn itself out. Continue reading “Coping with Travel Anxiety”
As the doors close on many countries around the world, travellers are forced to make choices on whether to proceed with their travel plans or not. It is not necessarily about the fear of getting sick, most travellers are considering the impacts on their loved ones upon their return. Loved ones who may not have good immune systems or are chronically ill. Continue reading “To Travel or Not To Travel”