ReWired: What's Getting in the Way of Your WELLness?3:30 PM
When I made the decision to talk more openly about my mental health and wellness journey one thing I didn't realize was that while I was making an effort to start the conversation, I wasn't taking action. People would often ask "Oh, do you do yoga?" "Have you looked into essential oils?" or "Have you tried meditation or deep breathing?" and my response was always "No, I don't do that," or "That's not for me."
For the longest time, I was the thing that was holding me back. It wasn't until life got overwhelming and things fell apart that I realized how much I was in the way of my own happiness. I was a little bit shocked at this realization. It wasn't a conscious decision, but I realized that I was no longer operating in my best interest, but in the interest of others and what I thought others wanted and expected.
When I finally took the time to reconnect with myself, returned to the yoga studio, attended the day of W.E.L.L.ness, tried meditation, and took a whiff of those essential oils I realized what a disservice I was doing to myself and the many experiences and opportunities was eliminating. And it's not just personal development and happiness that's eliminated, my attitude and the way I was thinking severely limited my relationships and my business as well. Although I now know meditation and essential oils aren't really for me, I have reconnected with my yoga practice and made a conscious shift in my day to day to be more open; to new people, new ideas, new opportunities. Each time I practice continue to set this intention and already, it's made such a difference in my thinking, attitude, and daily interactions.
Now that I've opened myself up to more, I'm eager to learn more and continue my journey. I'm counting down the days to the W.E.L.L. Summit in NYC this November. After I left the Boston Day of W.E.L.L.ness feeling so inspired and fulfilled, I can't wait to see what experiences await in NYC! Grab your tickets now, I'm looking forward to connecting with you in NYC!
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