Imagine what life would be like without Covid 19. It’s kinda hard to imagine really isn’t it?! Each day at the moment feels like a month and so much has changed by the hour, morning, afternoon, day, week and month in recent times it’s hard to really believe. I often find myself saying to myself “If you’d told me last year we’d be stuck indoors all the time…” I would have choked on my chai…what a ride it has been for all of us!

At the beginning of this way back in March (doesn’t it feel like a lifetime ago!?) we thought we might just be stuck inside for a few months, it would go away and we’d go back to life as normal. But what we’ve learned in recent months, as we’ll never return to “normal” but some new normal when things hopefully start to settle down.

I’ve had to adjust my life in so many ways. I used to be on the go all the time and would thrive on driving around to different parks for walks, across town to teach and practice yoga, visit different favourite cafes and restaurants for the best chai lattes…and I’ve been doing none of that this year. And I do miss it, but I’ve also formed new habits and behaviours I’m actually really grateful for and will continue in my life well into whatever our “COVID normal” looks like.

Wants some tips and inspiration? Here’s some ideas to motivate you and get goin’ from what I’ve been doing to try and stay fit, healthy and motivatedWake up early

Don’t diss this til you try it. For me, this is 5am and I’ll admit, it’s not for the faint hearted but once you get into the routine of it, you love it! It’s amazing how much you can get done when no one else is awake and how productive you feel when you sit down to work at 9am and reflect on everything you’ve already achieved in your day! The trick is though, early to bed or it can be struggle town the next day.

Meditate

Even if just for 5 minutes to start…or that’s all you ever do. Those 5 minutes may clear some of your brain fog from your sleep and help you clear the way for your day ahead

Journal

Write anything but a good start is the 3 things you’re grateful for. Start here and see where your pen takes you. You’ll be amazed how quickly you fall in love with this practice!

Move!

Practice Yoga, Qi Gong, bike ride, walk, home gym workout. Whatever you can do just to move and get your blood pumping, move stagnant energy and activate those endorphins!

Hydrate!

Warm water with a squeeze of lemon with some chia seeds is my fave each morning. Sometimes I’ll mix it up with a dash of lime…but it’s about getting in some fluids to help hydrate cells and get things moving in the body after your overnight slumber

Eat

Start your day well with a nutritious brekkie. Lately, I’ve been doing a new fitness and nutrition regime so I’m mixing it up with fruits, veggies and sometimes oats but it’s all healthy and mostly natural and it’s been making me feel healthy and starting my day off well

I’d love to hear what healthy habits you’ve formed this year so send me an email at mayyoga@outlook.com or comment below!