Big news this week is that, together with my friend Lindsey, we announced a Wellbeing Retreat that we’ll be running together, including yoga, walking and coaching in a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. (See http://www.reachthepeak.co.uk/wellbeing-retreat.html if you’re interested in finding out more.)
Lindsey is a qualified yoga instructor, so in order to trial what will be offered on our retreat, I joined one of her yoga classes this week, which counts as one of my 30 types of exercise. I have never done yoga before, and was surprised at how easy it was to pick up as a newbie. It’s completely non-competitive, so you’re just able to take each posture as far as your own body allows and as far as you want to stretch yourself (both literally and figuratively!) I was impressed to see Lindsey do a full-on yoga headstand as well, although it was a little beyond my capabilities in the first lesson!
While staying at Lindsey’s, I was also able to read another book to her son, this time learning all about the workings of the body, from none other than Dr Suess: Inside Your Out. Highly entertaining and pretty educational, for both Rory and me!
Bridge of Spies was far more my type of thing, starring Tom Hanks, which automatically makes it a good film. Set in the cold war, Tom Hanks gets involved in negotiating with Russia and Germany for the exchange of spies. It was tense and interesting and a more realistic spy film that James Bond.
On the hairstyles front, I realised I’ve been a bit lazy with trying anything new, so dug through my drawers to find some old hair bits. I found this black velvet wire contraption that is supposed to help you do buns and twists. I used it to do one of their suggested styles, the half bun. Not particularly inspiring, but more interesting than my normal ponytail.
My tips and learnings from this week are:
- First impressions count more than you might think – make yours a good one
- If you notice resistance to telling people about something, reflect a little on the reasons why. It could help you to unpick some of your own limiting beliefs about what you’ve committed to do, such as believing you won’t succeed. This then gives you something to work with!
- Colouring in really isn’t just for kids and is a far more entertaining way to spend a night than watching rubbish TV