During this lockdown, we all understood the value of necessities required to live a life. We took a step back from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. We listened and observed. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and we will soon be reunited with our loved ones and things will slowly but surly resume. However, it is still important as normal life resumes to practice mindfulness. This helps tackle the stress of being cooped up, returning to work and it helps you enjoy some serenity during these uncertain times.
What is Mindfulness?
Many people relate mindfulness to meditation. Allowing yourself to relax enough and fully engage with your surroundings. Mindfulness is the value of being present in the moment and to fully engage with whatever you are doing. You can train your mindset through meditation, giving you the ability to build the skill of mindfulness and putting these practices in play with everyday life.
The Lucy Quartermaine team have all taken up long walks and running during lockdown and this has helped all of us. Lucy often likes to go for long runs in the mornings and often completes a 10-mile run before getting her kids packed up for school and organised for work…this girl can!
Detox and Cleansing
Mindful eating is a technique that helps you gain control over your eating habits. It has been shown to promote weight loss, reduce binge eating, and help you feel better.
Our Lucy’s own top tip: Starts with Celery juice- every morning! This helps with the removal of toxins with better bowel movements and kidney function. When toxins are removed from the body it cleanses the whole system. Celery juice also helps to hydrate the body fully, sets you right for the day!
Concentrate on your breathing and focus on your thoughts and sensations within your body. Bring your focus to the present if your mind starts to drift. If you are struggling to sit still, why not try adding in a calming playlist or possibly some yoga poses?