As our week-long break comes to an end, I reflect on the importance of a healthy mind.
This year has been crazy. January-July was an endless flurry of buying, renovating & moving into our first home, planning 2 weddings, trying to stay on top of work and of course, weightlifting. It all took a toll on my mind, turning me into a very emotional person, often leading to breakdowns both internally and externally.
That ended up affecting my body as well. I was stress eating a lot, my weight skyrocketed to numbers that I hadn't seen in 10 years. I was told on my wedding morning that I had put on weight, I could feel my quality of work dropping, I had moments of absent-mindedness, I was making very little progress at the gym and I was constantly feeling sleepy at the office (which was something that never happened before). So naturally, the moment the wedding wrapped up, I was craving for a break from it all and came to Bali with my husband. It took a lot of restraint to not clear my emails or constantly think about just how much I had let my body go to shits. You always hear people talk about the different ways they're staying physically healthy but very few talk about how they keep themselves mentally healthy. Our minds affect our bodies more than we think so now I've got to learn how to heal it when it needs healing. I need to learn how to let things go and not let them burden my mind too much.
Bali has been a beautiful place, filled with beautiful experiences. With a new role in the office, Lift Off 2017 coming up and who knows what else this year will bring, I am ready. #juinncutibali