Ahead of her Australian tour, we asked bestselling author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein to share her best advice for starting the year off with a positive mindset! These simple steps will help make 2015 your best year yet!
Invest in yourself
“Make sure you’re taking some ‘me’ time to replenish yourself,” says Gabby. “Instead of reading your email while you get your nails done, listen to a guided meditation so you can use that half hour to slow down.”
“While you’re cooking, in the office, wherever, simply inhale for five seconds, hold your breath for five seconds, and exhale for five seconds,” advises Gabby. “It gets you to slow down, and to centre yourself, which is really important.”
Begin each day positively
“Don’t check your email as soon as you wake up,” says Gabby. “Sit for at least one minute of stillness. Recite a positive affirmation, like, ‘I’m going to respect myself today.’ If you are new to affirmations check out the Spirit Junkie alarm clock app. The idea is simple but powerful. Each morning when your phone alarm rings, affirmation from pops up. While you’re still cozy in bed, clear your mind and meditate on the message, allowing it to sink in and soak your soul. Then start your day with a positive, confident attitude. And avoid watching the news for at least an hour. You want to detox at the beginning of the day, before the chaos sets in.”