- 23 Apr
Time to dance…
I haven’t written a blog for a few weeks. Sadly I have been quite unwell. It appears I may have come back from my charity trip to South Africa, with a little more than I had hoped for!
Extreme exhaustion, headaches, fever and many other symptoms have meant I haven’t been able to do very much at all. Still being tested for various things so I am hopeful that we will get to the bottom of it sooner rather than later and normality and energy levels can be resumed.
I did get to see Swan Lake at the Royal Opera Hose, which was amazing. Something I have always wanted to see and never quite got to. The Opera House is just such a stunning and historic building and the performance was so beautiful. A tale of love, deceit and connection. So I am very pleased to be able to add that to my list of 50 and it was made all the more enjoyable by spending the time with my lovely friend Tanya.
The dedication the dancers have to their art is phenomenal and part of the performance included some very talented young ladies from the student programme. Whilst not from them, I think this picture here says it all about the hard work and dedication!
I have finished Gandhi’s autobiography, which I really enjoyed. Such an honest account from him and full of inspiration as to how he put himself forward in the word despite his nerves and lack of belief in himself in his earlier years. Such a gentle, inspirational soul.
I am, as you know a big fan of life balance and wellbeing, having created Thrive in Life 360 to help individuals and employees deal with wellbeing, stress management and resilience. I was most struck by an exert in his autobiography which sums up the importance of taking time for oneself and exercise beautifully.
When a colleague asked him how he found time for a walk, here is Gandhi’s comment:
“I believed then and I believe even now, that, no matter what amount of work one has, one should always find some time for exercise, just as one does for one’s meals. It is my humble opinion that, far from taking away from one’s capacity for work, it adds to it.”
Wise words indeed.
Time to get moving and to raise the happy hormones!
Have a great week.