Understanding myself better.

I’ve really tried to learn to know myself better – and I think that’s a work in progress for all of us. I know that if I get too much on my plate I’m not going to be a very nice person to deal with, so now I try to dial it back a bit. 

Take myself out of unhealthy eating situations.

If I’m staying in a hotel and I go down to the breakfast buffet I will probably eat like Homer Simpson. I know that about myself, so instead when I check into my hotel room I order room service breakfast for the next morning. I order wilted spinach, poached egg and avocado, and then I’ll set my alarm at six and I’ll go for a run – or a walk if that’s all I’m up for - then come back and have a shower and then my breakfast arrives at 7 or 7.30 and I’m not Homer Simpson, my halo is shining.

Being more present.

Worklife balance is a complete myth, nobody has that. But I try being in the moment more. 

Practising meditation. 

I’ve got into meditation through Steve. I always thought I wouldn’t be good at it. But you don’t have to be. It’s not about expecting to ‘enlightened’ suddenly. I’m just feeling it out for myself with no expectations.

Being a mum to my son. 

I never thought I was going to have a kid. So I’m just making sure that I soak it all up.

(Find out more about how our coverstar Michelle is living her best life at 47 in the Dec/Jan issue of Prevention!)

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