I see you, I hear you and I feel you. I used to be this person, too. I used to think it would be impossible to meditate or to even know how to calm my thoughts or my mind. I was so used to being in a constant switched-on mode, my natural pace was rushing from one thing to the next, fitting as many things in as possible, multi-tasking, achieving and succeeding by being so busy in my work and life, and I thought that I thrived on doing a hundred things at once, and living this way. Until my body, and life circumstances, told me otherwise. These days, my pace is very different, but I've also really learnt and understood just how difficult it can feel to switch off, and to even believe it's possible to - and I wanted to share just a few thoughts of mine, here, with support for you.
I know that cold showers are all the rage at the moment, and are being suggested and recommended everywhere for anxiety and mental health benefits. So, let me preface this by sharing firstly, that as with anything and everything - you are a unique individual - and something that works for one person, may not work or feel good or right, for you. I believe in a truly holistic approach for everyone.
We read so much about the importance of a morning routine and practice - but do you ever wonder why? If you’re like me, I am curious about everything, and like to question things - ultimately to find and know what feels right for me.
It’s been shown through research and studies that a morning routine - and structure and routine in general - is supportive to bring calm to the day. If we are overwhelmed, stressed or anxious, a routine is calming and grounds us in something certain and sets us up to plan and know what’s coming next.
Katie Jane is a Holistic Therapist, Life Coach, Health Coach, Nutritionist, Naturopath, Meditation teacher, writer and author. Katie has been working in the wellness industry for over 15 years, in private practice and online, and brings all of these qualifications and skills, along with her own lived experiences through challenges, changes and transitions. Her approach to life and wellbeing is truly holistic and unique for each individual. She supports and coaches clients to make powerful changes, to feel calm through uncertainty and change, to embrace self care as a way of being, and to thrive through life transitions.