5 Morning Tips to Stay Aligned

First thing in the morning, I always have ‘quiet-time’ – it’s just part of my daily self-care, and works a treat! – sign-up to the inspiring The Style Of Laura Jane – Newsletter – where my 5 Tips are featured.
I feel relaxed, focused, organised, able to juggle and plan, whilst staying aligned and feeling that I’m in control of my actions.
Here are my 5 Tips:
1) Get up and make my bed – fresh, and ready for the day ahead
2) Quickly go through my phone to sort anything ‘urgent’ – & check my finance status
3) Rinse my mouth & eyes – before drinking/eating – to remove any overnight toxins
4) Place a warm cotton pad compress on eyes – whilst I go through my daily mantra in my head – beginning with ‘3-2-1- I’m alive!’
5) Drink my hot lemon – to clear my system – whilst listening to motivational speakers such as Abraham Hicks, and planning exactly what I need to do for the day – I’ll listen to my body – if I want to exercise I will, if I feel I need to heal, I’ll do just that x

The Most Fascinating Detox (So Far)

Now, I’ve done many a Detox. Many.
An amazing way to clear the Body, Mind & Emotions.
I’ve probably mentioned this one before; I just find this the most fascinating Detox so far!
***Earl Nightingale Detox***
– Write on a card what you want more than anything else. Single goal, clearly defined
– Think of it each day with optimism. Remember – you must become what you think about, it’s the law
– Stop thinking about what it is you fear, replace it with a positive thought – control your thinking
– Do much more than you have to
– Give of yourself much more
– Don’t concern yourself with how you are going to achieve the goal, just where are you going. The answers will come to you
***& the best bit***:
– If you let a negative thought enter your mind and you do not replace it, you must start the 30 day test again!
We can achieve nothing, without first paying the price – so act as though it was impossible to fail
Write this on the back of your Detox Card:
‘Ask and it shall be given unto you
Seek and ye shall find
Knock and it shall be opened onto you
For everyone that asketh, receiveth
And he that seeketh, findeth
And to him that knocked, it shall be opened’
…Day 1 of 30 – will update you along the way – on (for me); the most fascinating Detox (so far) x

The ‘Me’ Brand

I was given some marketing advice just recently about making a choice. ‘You need to figure out which Neeta you are – Bohemian or Edgy.’
I know exactly what they meant by this, and was grateful for the advice – the idea of maintaining a consistent theme, and branding my personality in relation to my business.
However, as time goes by, I know that there are times when I’m feeling a little more Bohemian and long to be somewhere where I can walk barefoot and carefree in the soft sand.
There are also times when I feel a little more Edgy, and have visions of dressing like a Ninja in a black playsuit, wearing red lipstick, and practicing calisthenics (I’m not sure if this is bizarre rather than Edgy, yet I’m definitely sure that I need calisthenics practice).
As time goes by I’ve also realised that as we evolve, progress and develop, parts of our personality may flourish or diminish, depending on our current stage in life.
I spent some time thinking about the advice, and came to the conclusion that I can actually be both – perhaps jumping in my fitness gear on an empty golf course in Spain – plus a whole array of other traits. Because that’s who I am. That’s Me. For now. x

 

 

 

Breath of Fresh Air – Life’s a Beach

Now, I’m all for chilling in the sun. With the help of a comfy sun lounger, salivating menu, smoothie, sun factor, shade (when I need it), and scorching tunes. Got to have my music.
Yet, there’s just something about exercising on a beach. Nothing like it!
Maybe it’s the beautiful heat; the calming energy of the sea, the refreshing waves, vibrant palm trees, and soft sand, that make me feel so good.
Overall, working-out, outdoors – whether it’s a slow stroll, or hectic bit of HIIT:
– Keeps us feeling loved-up and zen-like; clarifying the mind
– If hot, boosts some Vitamin D towards our teeth and bones to keep them strong
 On uneven surfaces – like sand, grass, cobbles and mud helps to ping our power, concentration and balance
The Gym and Studios are like second-homes to me, however, it’s the sensation of getting close to Nature, and the revitalising fresh-air that always draws me in – or should I say; out. x

Events/Seminars – ‘Elevate 2017 – Irresistible Data’

Deep in the heart of London Docklands – at ExCel, May 2017, the Elevate Event was held.
There were a variety of interesting exhibitors, which included fitness recruiters, portals, agencies and exercise innovations.
There were also a variety of interesting seminars, one of them in particular – ‘Improving the health of the working population through physical activity‘ was full of information, and kept me engaged throughout.
Other than Health & Fitness, both exhibitors and seminars seemed to have one thing in common.
Data.
Data was a huge part; involved and present in practically everything I saw, and every conversation I had; whether it be for fitness professional profiles and bookings, fitness tracking, even to the amount of walking we, as a Nation are doing on a yearly basis.
Technology has definitely come a long, long way – especially with regards to the Health & Fitness industry – and it’s great to be able to quickly and easily access all this information – via our watches/phones.
It’s also great, and just as quick and easy to be able to Switch-Off – literally – as we take some time-out to replenish our bodies and minds as we exercise.
Yet is it that easy? Or is data just too irresistible and keeping us Switched-On? x

 

‘Loving Your Work’

How do you explain the feeling of loving what you do?
The Jumping-Out-of-Bed action, everyday, and having a true purpose.
The hours of solid, enjoyable graft, whizzing by in a flash.
The constant questioning (to yourself) if this is actual ‘work’.
The realisation, that in some small way, you’re giving back, somehow.
I remember knowing, that 6 months ago, I would be going through a journey; some sort of transition, as I began to prepare to work for myself. Yet little did I know how much I would learn, and constantly learn; how many amazing people I would meet – many who were also creating their own business; how much more time I would have to be me; and how free I would feel.
How DO you explain the feeling of loving what you do?
The mesmerising colours of a sunset – realigning your balance by keeping you tranquil, yet full of vibrant energy, perhaps?
Yes, I think that’s my explanation, right there. x

 

 

 

 

Fear – Part 1 – ‘Headstands & Handstands…& Burpees’

I’m only joking about the Burpees.
Yet there was a time when any mention of the ‘B’ word would make me wince.
Ever since a Yoga Instructor (rightly) told me and the rest of the Yoga class that ‘doing Headstands and Handstands could damage/break your neck’, I’ve always been a bit cautious of them.
That is until a few months ago, when I decided to work with my mind to start conquering and enjoying them!
Some of the benefits of these poses include reducing stress, improving focus, and encouraging blood flow to your eyes.
So I’m starting against a wall; in time will progress to moving slightly away from the wall; and when my body is ready – into a full headstand/handstand.
One day, I may even flow from Crow Pose (picture above) straight into a Handstand – that is the aim.
Any advice would  be welcome!
Do you have a fear of any Fitness poses/exercises? Have you started to conquer and enjoy them too? x

 

 

MINDSET – Part 3 – ‘That Moment You See the Light’

That Moment You See the Light, and your Mindset changes.
That Moment of knowing that you are good enough – and always were.
That Moment of knowing that the past is the past, that everyone is beautifully imperfect; that this is life.
That Moment of amicably filtering, who and what is suited to you; adopting refreshing new habits, and knowing that you’ve moved forwards.
That Moment when you subconsciously alter your vibration, and uplifting things somehow start to emerge.
That Moment when you realise that Health, Fitness, and Wellbeing are intertwined with your physical, mental, and emotional state.
That Moment you realise this is a life-long journey, and a possible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
That Moment You See the Light and make the most of it. x