As ever as we move through life, focus changes.

What we thought were important to us can turn out to be not as important as we thought later down the line.

Beliefs we've held can, if we are open minded, change.

This has happened to me.

For example, I used to think people needed the right nutrition plan. That if people weren't getting results then it was the plans fault. That it was somehow defective.

I've lost track of how many times I've rewritten, effectively, the same information into different formats hoping that time would be the time I cracked it and everyone would get great results.

Of course, that never happened.

Now my beliefs have changed. I now believe that our nutrition plan contains all the relevant information ladies of a certain age(!) need to get great results.

So instead of rewriting the same thing ad infinitum, and inspired my own tentative steps on this path, I feel the focus needs to be on mindset. Self love and wellbeing.

I'm not going to be going all incense waving hippy at you because that's not me.

But I increasingly believe that my time and energy is better spent studying, and passing on relevant information, mindset and self love.

Because if you don't love yourself enough to change, the best nutrition and exercise plan in the world (which we already have...) won't help.

With that in mind, I now spend 5 minutes meditating each day. I'd like to increase that but for now 5 minutes is an achievable time and will benefit me more than worrying about whether I should be eating 100g of carbs or 120g of carbs.

I invite you to start meditating daily and here is a good beginners guide to getting into it.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
  4. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

Let me know how you get on.