October 24, 2019

Memoirs: Mindfulness, Wellbeing And Liberty Living

Please note, I was invited to the Liberty Living event as press. 

I will say this until the cows come home – London is overwhelming. From the moment you wake up to putting yourself to bed it feels like you’re constantly on the go. I guess this why I travel so much – seeking peace I crave on a long-haul flight or lying on a beach doing absolutely nothing. 

My peace.

But I can’t do this every time I feel stressed, I need to find a way to cope with the trials and tribulations of adulthood and remember that mindfulness is key. This leads me on to to the Liberty Living event I attended last week which was in aid of promoting better wellbeing. The event was broken down into three sections – mindfulness, nutrition and yoga. All things that leave you feeling positive, rejuvenated and hopefully productive. 

“Liberty Living is one of the UK’s largest providers of purpose-built student accommodation in the UK.”

Let it flow and let it go.

Most of my feelings of overwhelmingness come from the fact that I constantly feel like I need to be “doing something”. If it’s not working, it’s on my side-hustle, on my podcast or the business I hope to someday launch. 

But it’s all about… 

MINDFULNESS

Practicing mindfulness is something I don’t do enough. Yes I have apps on my phone but it’s not the same. Unplugging yourself (literally) is the best way to do it. During the event, I was guided through some useful exercises that I am trying to implement in my everyday life. 

“Mindfulness means non-judgemental awareness of the present moment. Being quiet and befriending yourself can reduce stress and promote mental and emotional well-being. It frees up space in your mind, creating the best environment for learning, creativity and problem-solving. It also improves relationships as it helps you to be more open for social connection.”

When you realise everything is trivial… it all becomes manageable. Taking deep breaths, going for a “mindful” walk or simply reorganising your thoughts is key. 

NUTRITION

We were they reminded of the importance of nutrition on our everyday lives and the dangers to look out for when choosing what to eat. Reaching for refined sugars and grains is a no no but it’s not the end of the world. It’s important to find a balance but not overindulge. 

All I know is that on the quest to a healthy lifestyle I need to stay away from the biscuit tin. 

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YOGA

Yoga is one of the most relaxing things you can do when it comes to being mindful. The best part is lying on the mat, right? It’s not about chanting or reaching some form of enlightenment; it’s about your mind, your body and seeing how far it can take you.

Not only that, practicing yoga has a ton of benefits, a few including: 

I left the evening feeling more at peace with myself and wanting to take things slower. Mental health is so important and it’s important to realise when it dips. Find out more about Liberty Living’s mental health hub here. 

Read the Jenna’s World View round-up of the event here. 

Char xo  

Please note, I was invited to the Liberty Living event as press; all views are my own. Photography courtesy of Elouisa

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A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.