Now that day-to-day life is returning to normal, I’m making sure that I’m still taking time for me. If I’ve got no meetings planned, I stay at home (rather than trying to fill every last second!) and remain in that slower way of thinking. I do what needs to be done – I’ve found that slowing down actually makes me more efficient – but then I make sure I schedule in some time for myself.
Since lockdown, I’ve restructured my time so that I start each day slowly and mindfully. I make breakfast and sit down to eat, rather than rushing out the door and grabbing something on the go. It’s important that I do a little self-care practice every day too, like some yoga, meditation, or even just a few nice deep breaths. It helps me reconnect with my body and mind, and is so good for my wellbeing. Going for a walk in the fresh air is really important for my mental health as well – I pop on a podcast and explore my neighbourhood (and get a nice dose of Vitamin D too!).