The thought of being candid about our personal health and wellness journeys can be somewhat intimidating. Many times I’ve found myself engulfed by the influx of new diets, workout routines and meditation videos. All paths saying they lead to the end goal of a healthier lifestyle and happier life, but what exactly did that mean for me?
For a long time, I saw my health and wellbeing as a constant, unrelenting uphill climb on a scarily big mountain with an intangible summit. Temptation after temptation, cake after cake, stress after stress. In both mental and physical realms, I fell into an unhealthy cycle in both my eating habits and exercise which felt almost impossible to escape from. One of my biggest challenges, especially once the Covid lockdown began, was the infamous midnight snacks cycle. In the words of Boris Johnson ‘There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.’ and what truth there is in his words. Being a big fan of anything cheese based, that statement for sure resonated with me. I started to realise the importance of not only working on tackling this physical habit but also nourishing my mind and soul to reach a healthier and happier version of myself.
So what’s Your Summit? Your Summit is a feeling rather than a physical destination. It’s that feeling you get from being the best, most authentic version of yourself through nourishing your mind, body and soul. With the constant pressures of our world, it’s easy to lose track of what that summit looks like for you. I know I’ve definitely felt that in life. On a personal note, I’m very much still on this journey to reaching the healthiest, happiest version of myself and I feel like that’s a lifelong journey for us all. It takes a consistently conscious mind to pursue that summit but I truly believe there’s nothing quite like that feeling when you stay in pursuit of it.