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Erin Yarwood helps you to take back control, get active and find peace in these troubling times.

I think we can all agree that this year has been rather testing. I am sure that as you were welcoming in the new year, you couldn’t have imagined that it would pan out as it has. While 2020 had a great ring to it, the Universe clearly had other plans.

Here we are, it’s spring, there just doesn’t seem to be the usual ‘spring’ in our steps but as we plod through the year let’s not stay down. Let’s do our best to get that spring back and let go of the last six months, which for most has been a whirlwind.

So how do we make the best of the worst? It is ok to stop, pause and accept that we have all at some point gone through waves of emotions, anxiety, sadness, stress, depression, uncertainty and perhaps even grief. These feelings are understandable given these unusual times. Now more than ever is the time to care for ourselves and each other. Grab each other by the hand and provide the support either physically or mentally and use the new season as a way to get moving again.

No matter what you do, moving the body is the perfect way to feel good. It gets the endorphins pumping, helps to destress, and helps brighten your mood. It does not have to be anything crazy either, if you are moving!

Being active outdoors is one of the easiest and cheapest mood boosters around. With so many beautiful places to see and explore IN and around Noosa, spring is the perfect time to get out and familiarise yourself again with what is literally on your doorstep.

If you have been indoors and working out in a gym, mix it up and take your routine outdoors. Being active outside in the fresh air is not only great for exercising the body, but it helps to nourish the mind and the soul.

We are more likely to keep active if we enjoy it, so get creative. Start jotting down some places you can explore and get out there. Climb a mountain, walk a trail, run at the park, learn how to sail, navigate new areas, there are many adventures in our beautiful outdoors. Just keep making it interesting it will help keep it fun.

Another super important thing we need to do during these weird and wonderful times is to not only move, but also learn to be still. Quiet your mind, focus on your breath, meditate, whatever helps to alleviate feelings of helplessness and worry. In a world where everything is zooming along at a crazy speed, sometimes we don’t even have time to think. Slowing down and taking time out for yourself is also perfect to give you time to focus on your goals, and your dreams. Start manifesting them.

Let the universe know what you want and keep telling it. Spending as little as five minutes each day can help to calm your mind. With practice you may be able to enjoy a good 30 minutes of stillness.

We have all been affected in some way with what is going on in our new world. Many are experiencing major changes; it is difficult to assume what may be affecting you. However, if you have extra time in your day, spend that time on you. Perhaps try and get something done that you would not normally have the time for. Of course, it is challenging, however just keep trying to turn a negative into a positive.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by everything, let it out. Find the time to talk to someone professionally do not let things bottle up. Talking to a close friend can also help, just don’t isolate yourself. Look after yourself and those around you. Talking to a friend works both ways, you are also helping them at the same time. Stay active, be happy, breathe and help each other in this tough time. Together we will get through this.

Spring to it and keep on shining!


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For over a decade, Erin has been putting people through their paces and encouraging them to be the best they can be, while keeping a healthy and active lifestyle – and having fun! She specialises in personal training and teaches a vast range of fitness classes out of E-Fitness – her vibrant, fun and welcoming personalised fitness studio in Cooroy where her one-year-old daughter, Aluna provides a welcome distraction.

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