Tech free for a day?

I love Day 7’s challenge. Tech-tox.

Taking time away from your techno gadgets (phone, tablet, laptop, PC etc) and connect with the real world.

For 1 day a week, do it. Leave your phone at home, don’t start up the laptop, switch it all off, obviously if you need it for work then you are going to have to do this on your day off.

But NO technology, if the thought of that is freaking you out (then you defo need to do this) start with meal times, the next week a couple of hours, then to half a day, then a whole day.

Go for a walk, read a real book (with actual pages), meet friends or family for tea / lunch, talk to people, people watch – play spot the person not on their phone, go to a museum, enjoy the scenery, walk in the countryside, go on the tourist bus round the city.

Get out of your social media (anti-social) world, away from images that make you feel crap about yourself, away from people that make you want to punch your laptop screen and enjoy some real world.

Let me know how you get on.

Just to remind you of the first 6 days:

Day 1 – Self-love letter, Day 2 – Meditate, Day 3 – Create a ritual, Day 4 – Take a bath, Day 5 – Eat mindfully, Day 6 – Go barefoot.

Jen x

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Eat, Drink & Be Happy

As a personal trainer I often get asked the question ‘how do I lose my tummy in 4 weeks? I am going on holiday/ getting married / have an important event soon’

My response… Don’t leave it till 4 weeks before the event for a start. But I also ask the question ‘why do you spend the rest of your year not liking your body to just try and get it in shape at the last minute?’

Ideally we want to be in our best shape all year round, we should feel relatively happy with what we see when we look in the mirror.

When we don’t it is because we have been punishing ourselves with crap food and no activity.

I hear so often ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I try really hard but it’s just not working’.

I am pretty sure if we went through your day, there would be time that could be better utilised and if we analysed the eating, drinking and activity habits you have there would be things that could be improved.

If you have been someone who has tried every diet on the market, chances are you are currently eating very little in a day and still not losing weight. If you are in this category fixing things is going to take a bit longer than someone who just over eats. But it can be done.

If you are not happy with what you see right now, don’t wait until you feel like you really need to look better. Do it for you and do it now.

I don’t care what size or shape you are, eat and move to be healthy and happy in the skin you are in.

If you are someone who wants to eat cake every day, that is fine, just make sure all the rest of your food is good quality and accept that fact that you are likely to be rocking out some curves.

You need to decide what is more important to you to keep you happy. If you are eating that cake every day to try and fill a gap of connection, it’s not going to work. You are going to need to address that reason.

Don’t leave it to the last minute, yes you can flatten your tummy in 4 weeks, but, as soon as you go back to your ways of eating, drinking and moving less it will come back… You could just invest in a pair of spanx…

Have an awesome Thursday eating, drinking and moving to make you happy

Jen x

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Go the extra mile to get an extra mile

Yesterday I was talking to you about communication and connecting with people.

There are some people that you instantly click with and others that need a bit more work. Sometimes though that work can just be about you and what head space you are in when you first meet.

If your head is busy and you are distracted, straight away you can give off a disinterested and stand offish vibe that could make the other person not feel comfortable to be themselves. Or maybe it is them who is distracted and has other things on their mind…

Remember, only your world revolves around you. You are the most important person in your world, they are the most important person in theirs. Fair’s fair.

If you do want people to respond and connect with you more, you need to put in some of the ground work, be open to conversation, say ‘Hi’ first, smile, make the effort, even ask how their day is going.

I had a conversation with a client recently who was talking about how much better her friend gets treated when she goes to restaurants and café’s and in shops than she does. I remember having had the same problem. I watched the people I know that get great service to see what was different.

The difference was I didn’t really give much energy or take much notice of the people I was dealing with. I was polite, said my pleases and thank you’s but didn’t really take much other notice. I was too busy in my own head, thinking about my own stuff.

When I started to be more present in these transactions, gave attention to whoever I was connecting with it changed. I was nicer to them, they were nicer to me.

We can’t expect people to go the extra mile for us if we don’t go the extra mile and show we give a shit about them.

There will be some people that no matter how nice you are to them you will get nothing back. You don’t know what is going on in their world so don’t take it personally.

It only takes a little bit of effort to make a situation much more pleasant for both of you.

Have a great Tuesday

Jen x