Wellness Diaries_ founding father of VIBO Imaginative and prescient Boards, Hannah O’Neill
I wake at… 6.15am.
The very first thing I do each morning is… look out the window. I sleep with my curtains open so the very first thing I do is take a look at the sky and see what sort of morning it’s.
My morning routine is… easy and efficient! It’s primarily based on three Ms; motion, meditation and mindset. I’ve been doing one factor from every class each morning since 2017. I work finest when in a routine, however I get bored simply, so this provides me the advantage of consistency with sufficient flexibility in order that I don’t get bored.
Motion is normally a exercise or yoga, however I am going via phases of different issues – (I would run or skip day-after-day for a month after which by no means do it once more!) I used to train solely to drop extra pounds and put lots of strain on myself, however I’ve relaxed that loads during the last yr. Now even when it’s only a fast stroll, I don’t thoughts so long as I’m shifting.
Meditation consists of breathwork or a visualisation of one thing from my imaginative and prescient board. Mindset is normally journaling, gratitude or affirmations. I combine it up relying on my temper and what I’ve happening that day.
I’m a skilled cacao facilitator so after I bathe and dress, I all the time find time for a cup of cacao earlier than I sit on the desk. Working a start-up is hectic and unpredictable, so taking management of my morning means I’m effectively set-up to deal with no matter challenges the day has in retailer.
I can’t go to work with out… a spiral A4 refill pad, a black Sharpie, and colored post-its – these three issues are like oxygen to my creativity. All of my considering, planning and concept era for VIBO occurs on paper first.
The self-care device I exploit day-after-day is… tons! But when I needed to choose one it could be my imaginative and prescient board. Having a imaginative and prescient in your life and the way you wish to stay it, for me, is the epitome of caring for your self. Normally, we’re all busy and dealing exhausting. Imaginative and prescient Boarding is one of the best ways that I’ve discovered to guarantee that these efforts are shifting us in the best path.
One of the best a part of my day is… a stroll to get espresso with my companion Jeremy at lunchtime. We journey and transfer round loads, so it’s good to have this second as a day by day ritual irrespective of the place we’re.
Probably the most difficult a part of my day is… working VIBO’s social media. I’m not very energetic on my private accounts, however working a brand new enterprise comes with strain to be persistently posting. I find yourself spending lots of time on-line and creating content material, however get apprehensive relating to posting and fascinating. I do know social media is an unimaginable device, and I’m engaged on growing a greater relationship with it, however in the intervening time it’s a huge problem for me to search out the stability.
I interact with self-care day-after-day by…prioritising it.
My day by day self-care guidelines routine consists of… I don’t suppose I’ve a set guidelines, for me it’s extra about constructing the behavior of regularly checking in with your self to see what you want on any given day and having the ability to prioritise giving that to your self.
The quickest, smallest factor I do for myself day-after-day is… stand up once I get up. The best present you can provide your self is sufficient time to handle your self within the morning.
I do know it’s been day if… I am going to mattress drained, full, and joyful.
I change off from work by… going for a stroll and catching up with a pal. I largely run VIBO from house and it’s too straightforward to remain engaged on it late into the evening. Leaving the home to go for a stroll forces me to create a circuit break between the work day and the night. I’m an enormous fan of a long-winded rambly voicenote and most of my pals stay elsewhere and timezones, so there may be all the time a podcast-length voicenote ready for me once I head out the door. Once I get house it’s formally night and time to change off.
Earlier than I am going to mattress, I’ll… test off my to-do checklist. I’ve three columns of post-its on my bed room wall; To Do, Doing, Completed. My favorite factor to do earlier than I am going to mattress is transfer something I’ve ticked off into the doing or carried out pile. I’m a very visible particular person so the satisfaction of that is like no different!
After a protracted work week, I destress by… any mixture of pals, meals, enjoyable and household!
My go-to consolation meal is… Cheese, carbs, and a big glass of crimson wine. Until I’m at my household house in Kilkenny. Once I’m there, it’s a big bowl of my Mum’s spinach and feta soup with two thick slices of my Dad’s brown bread – the final word hug in a bowl, it’s been my favorite for years!
Once I really want a second to myself, I all the time… Get within the automobile, placed on a playlist and drive.
One thing I attempt to do for myself day-after-day is… observe myself. I’ve been fairly an anxious particular person up to now, each time I react to one thing, reasonably than get caught within the second, I attempt to zoom out, discover what’s occurring and use it as info to find out about myself. Our our bodies and minds are methods, and I’m all the time attempting to higher perceive what my system must work successfully.
Probably the most reflective second within the day is…journaling simply earlier than mattress. I’ve three journal prompts that assist me to get any lingering ideas or worries out of my head earlier than I fall asleep, to search out the great within the day that was, and get my head collectively for the subsequent day. (1. I really feel.., 2. In the present day, I’m glad that.., 3. Tomorrow I get to… ).
The one particular person, place or factor assured to provide me pleasure is – there are two. My sisters, Charlotte and Isobel. Both one is assured to provide me pleasure, however each collectively is magic.
My favorite place is wherever that I’m visiting for the primary time. I name it New Metropolis Power and it’s my all time favorite feeling.
I want I may eat extra mindfully. I’m such a quick eater, I completely inhale my meals. I’d like to decelerate and be a bit extra conscious at meal instances.
Everybody ought to attempt… making a imaginative and prescient board. A imaginative and prescient board is an unimaginable device for self discovery, it’s basically a plan in photos. I’d encourage everybody to provide it a go, whether or not it’s a private board, a imaginative and prescient for a specific purpose, or to convey a company imaginative and prescient assertion to life, imaginative and prescient boarding is such a robust device to get concepts out of our heads and convey them to life in an actual, tangible and tactile method. Individuals are all the time amazed by how a lot they find out about themselves when making their imaginative and prescient board!
Images by @vibovisionboards.