I never truly understood the value or importance of ‘home’ until just recently.
For this blog post I have teamed up with Herbal Essences (in case you didn’t know, I’m an ambassador for them) to share with you lovely lot exactly what home means to me and why it’s now a huge part of my happiness regime…
I’ve spent the last four or five years denying ‘routine’, refusing a ‘9-5’ and spending every living hour searching for adventure. I’ve avoided coming home at all costs, extending adventures and chasing both the sun and my friends around the world. My sole priority has just been to embrace my 20’s and to make sure I have zero regrets looking back.
Whilst I have done exactly that, I’ve also completely exhausted my body in the process and have not given myself the balance I clearly need.
For how can I really embrace adventure when my body is running on zero?
I’ve had a few big crashes and a few big burns throughout my travel career (read more about that in my blog post here) and I noticed, particularly in the last 6 months, that these were becoming more and more frequent. After two months in Australia at the beginning of this year, it became very clear to me that I couldn’t keep up the amount of travel and energy output that I was committing to. I knew something needed to change but the passion I have for my work kept having me turn a blind eye to it.
Three weeks ago I then had a fall at the indoor ski slopes and had to cancel two weeks of not only work but gym and movement. I was forced to be at home and live life in the slow lane, to spend time at home recovering, resting and in turn completely resetting my mind and body.
Within these two weeks I took a complete 360 in my approach to work, life, love and the relationships around me. I felt like I finally took a step back and had the time to experience and rebuild the healthier lifestyle I needed.
If I hadn’t have had that fall, I would have done myself some serious damage regardless, just at a later date and maybe not as easy to recover from.
‘Everything that happens, happens for a reason and takes you to exactly where you are destined to be.’
In those two weeks I realised that routine and predictability aren’t ‘my worst nightmare’, in fact they are essential to pursue the life of adventure I desire.
I can now completely appreciate the stability and comfort that comes with routine and I’ve fallen in love with the little things at home and how much peace they deliver.
Now, en route back from the airport I am more excited than ever to get home to them and to give my mind and body the TLC it needs, ready for the next adventure.
These are a few of my favourite things…
Lighting my favourite candles…
Running a hot bath, exfoliating and soaking off all the impurities I’ve gathered along the way…
Cleansing my hair, conditioning it and nourishing it with my favourite shampoo and conditioner…
A little bit more about the brand new Arabica Coffee Fruit collection….
Crafted with Arabica coffee berries (which are exceptionally rich in antioxidants and Vitamin B) along with Aloe and Sea Kelp, this new collection is designed to boost volume and leave you with hair that shines.
As always this new collection is just filled with life and it not only leaves your hair filled with life but also with Herbal Essence’s signature scent indulgence.
Putting on some clean pjs, moisturising and cosying up in my slippers…
Jumping into the comfort of my own bed with clean bed sheets after I’ve been sleeping in hostels, on airplanes, on boats, in tents and in taxis…
Lighting incense and stretching out the aches and pains that come hand in hand with adventure…
Refuelling my body and nourishing it from the inside out…
What does home mean to you? What do you look forward to most when coming home from your travels?
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