Have you been feeling out of sorts lately? Does your energy seem to be depleting out of nowhere? Don’t
worry, this drain will soon be replenished. Mercury is finally out of retrograde, rejoice! A lunar eclipse
also recently transpired which symbolizes transformation. Now is the perfect time to shift energies and
realign yourself with your goals for the rest of the year.
They say it takes 21 days to form (or quit) a habit. The drastic change could be overwhelming, it’s better to start slow while maintaining a steady pace.
Remember, the goal is progress, not perfection. Our wellbeing is interconnected by physical, mental,
and emotional aspects. We must make sure to take all three into account in order to live a balanced life.
Here are some simple steps you can take to help bring out your best self:
Keep a journal. Make a list of which activities and mindsets you want to achieve or let go of and start
tracking what you accomplish. Write down what you think works and what doesn’t, that way you have a
clear vision of your progress. This works both as a self-starter and as inspiration to keep going when you
look back at all the pages and see how much growth you have harnessed.
Get out of your comfort zone. Stagnancy goes hand-in-hand with procrastination. Feeling lazy to do
that report? Dreading all the deadlines? Try to tackle your workload with a different approach. (“Insanity
is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein) It could
be as simple as choosing to do a different task than what you normally do or taking another route to get
to work. Being stuck in a routine could make you feel uninspired, it’s okay to shake things up a bit.
Socialize. Talk to your workmates, make new friends. It’s always nice to view things from a different
perspective. Mingling with other people helps you gain insight on your own likes and dislikes. Building
relationships also means building character. Hey, you might even learn a thing or two from your new
Get creative. This is important, especially when you feel stuck. Tap into your artistic side. Pick up a new
book, listen to a podcast, or blast some tunes! You could even try taking up a new hobby, something you
have never tried before. There’s no hurt in learning something new, creativity encourages productivity.
Eat well and hydrate often. One of the main reasons why people feel less energetic lies in our food and
nutritional intake. Never skip meals and always have a water bottle with you, this way you aren’t just
keeping yourself healthy, you’re also doing your part to help the planet!
Get in touch with nature. Go for a walk outside or better yet, a hike, if you’re up for the challenge!
Connect with yourself choosing from the many scenic trails like Dorrigo National Park or Kiama Coast, to
name a few. If you’re the type who likes staying indoors, consider taking care of a house plant.
Incorporating a bit of nature into your home will not only do wonders for your decor aesthetic, but also
your mental health because gardening can be therapeutic and is proven to decrease stress levels.
Focus on your inner peace. Never compare your progress to someone else’s. This is unnecessary and
possibly detrimental to your self-esteem. (“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.
It just blooms.” – Zen Shin) We all grow at our own pace. Strive to become a better you than yesterday.
Your only competition is your past self.
Pamper yourself. Try out a new haircut or get your nails done. Go shopping, or better yet – indulge
yourself in a relaxing massage. Here at Mandara, we offer a whole range of services that cater to your
needs. If you feel like getting away from your stressors, we can accommodate you with an invigorating
massage in our tranquil studio. On the other hand, if you are too busy to take some time off, we can
also come to your office or home. Our special team of therapists are trained professionals who strive to
deliver consistent quality service to our clientele. We care for your wellbeing and want to assure that
you’re in good hands.