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Breaking the Bad!

22/07/2020

How to build healthy habits and stick to them!

Can’t stop snoozing your alarm or helping yourself to an indulgent snack? Sometimes we carry on these bad behaviours even when we wish we would stop simply because they have become a HABIT. It’s time to take a look and see what habits you are holding on to that are stopping you from progressing or living a happier, healthier life!

What is a habit?

“A habit is a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”

The first step to changing your bad habits, is to become AWARE of them. What is something you regularly do that you wish you could stop? Biting your nails? Being negative about yourself? Always being late? Whatever it is, notice where you are wasting your energy on things that don’t benefit your best interests or goals. This will help you to transform that energy into something productive!

Find your WHY

Now lets break it down. Grab a pen and paper and start by writing down the habit you wish to change. Then get clear on WHY you want to change it. Having an intention behind the motivation will help remind you in moments of struggle why you wanted to make the change in the first place This could be as simple as ‘I want to stop smoking, to improve my long term health.’ Or ‘I want to get up one hour earlier everyday, to increase my productivity.’

Schedule something in that will MAKE you want to get up! Book on for an early morning yoga class or go for a run! Try an awakening yoga flow from the comfort of your own bedroom.

What’s Stopping you?

Then ask yourself what is holding you back from making the change you wish you make? Is it fear? Lack of time? Commitment or inconvenience? Notice what might cause you to give up before it happens so you can address the problem early and find a way to tackle it.

With a little discipline and a few mindful steps toward action we can re-programme our brains into healthier habits.

Start Small

You don’t have to make drastic changes to begin to start seeing results. Turning your whole life around in one day would be hard to maintain going forward. Would you like to cut down the amount of unhealthy food you eat? Instead of banning yourself from everything you enjoy all in one go, is there perhaps one food you can cut out first? Start with one small step, and allow changes to happen gradually, giving your body and your mind time to adapt.

Want to eat better? Start your day the right way with a healthy breakfast option.

Get Organised

Is there something you could do to help yourself succeed before you start? This could be research, speaking to someone who has inspired you to break this habit, having a clear out, or being more organised with your time. Make breaking a bad habit easier to succeed at by creating space in your life to implement the change.

Hold Yourself Accountable

Make it be known that you are out to change! It doesn’t mean you have to announce it on your social media, but is there someone you trust that you can tell? It’s always good to have someone to turn to if you are struggling or to help re motivate and support you. Not up for sharing your secrets with anyone? Try leaving little post it reminders around your space or somewhere you will see frequently. Remind yourself what the habit is you are trying to break and WHY.

What bad habits do you wish you could break? Let us know in the comments!

This week we celebrated our lovely Paige’s birthday! So sticking with the theme, Paige provided this weeks playlist of birthday beats to get you in the mood to celebrate! Not got a birthday coming up? Who cares! Reminisce on birthdays gone by with these hits that you definitely will of partied to in the past!

 Don’t forget you can follow us on Spotify or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

Don’t see your birthday anthem on Paige’s playlist? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community.

La Discotheque Resident DJ Kieran Sharples brings this weeks beats!

Did you miss our FIITFlow class this week? We are sharing our playlist of upbeat, motivational tracks, perfect for your next workout! This week we had La Discotheque Resident DJ Kieran Sharples behind the music.

Get your workout gear on and turn up the volume!

Looking for a workout you can do? Try this Full Body Workout with FIITFlow’s very own Corrine!

Loving the tunes? There’s plenty more where that came from! Don’t forget you can follow us on Spotify to save all your favourite playlists!

In celebration of Fathers Day today, we have created a playlist of blast from the past tracks, full of iconic male artists from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Song’s both you and your Dad will love! The perfect soundtrack to whatever you are up to this Sunday.

Happy Father’s Day!

Tap the image to go straight to the playlist, don’t forget you can follow or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

What song always reminds you of your Dad or an important man in your life? Let us know in the comments below!

Fancy a Father’s Day walk? Check out our favourite local walks here!

Staying in and having a movie day this Father’s day? Why not get set up on the couch and watch on of our top Netflix picks, recommended by The Studio team!

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community. Check out the playlists below!

With a turn in the weather we say goodbye to the sunny blue skies and welcome back the grey clouds and rain, but hopefully not for too long! So if you don’t fancy getting waterproofed up for a walk out this week. We are compiling some boredom busting indoor activities to keep you busy!

Learn Something NEW!

Who said staying indoors has to be unproductive? With access to literally anything and everything now online, its the perfect time to bury your head in one of those undiscovered passions or hobbies you’ve always wanted to try!

Study a new course/skill online

Use the time to jazz up your CV by learning a new skill or gaining a new qualification! With access to free course through universities such as Open University, it’s never been a better opportunity to further your knowledge in something that interests you. You can check out their list of free courses HERE. Also you can check out online tutorials via YouTube for all kinds of ideas!

Get creative!

Painting, sewing, baking, decorating, making, creating. Keep your hands and your mind busy with some arts and crafts! A great way to practice mindfulness too as you immerse yourself in something that requires your complete focus.

Our yogi Alicia has been getting creative with her decorating skills!
Rachael has been enjoying baking new treats!

Want to try a new recipe and need some inspiration? Check out our previous blog post for a delicious mood boosting risotto!

Getting Creative with Children

Here’s a fun way to get children involved and work on your photo editing skills, and you don’t even have to fork out for an expensive photoshop programme! Free app Canva can be used for editing and designing your own content from photos to business cards.

Our front of house team member Paige got creative with her two little sisters as they created their own around the world trip by building a cardboard plane and selecting Canva backgrounds for them to drop by and by visit! Get creative, anything goes!

Play with Pets!

Its important to keep the fur babies of our lives occupied while they cant go out for a walk either. Our instructor Jane has had her hands full looking after new puppy Ezra and keeping him busy indoors! Give your pet an extra cuddle and get an indoor game of chase underway.

Jane’s new puppy Ezra!

Netflix and chill?

Sometimes a rainy day just calls for watching a movie and having a cup of tea! Life is about balance, we can’t always be active and striving forwards, sometimes its okay to just sit still and indulge your senses in someone else’s story! Want to know what we’ve been watching? You can check out a collection of our teams go to Netlix favourites HERE, with a selection of movies, documentaries and all day binging series! Let us know which is your favourite!

Yoga, of course!

Nicole has been keeping up her practice at home in her beautiful yoga space!

And don’t forget your Yoga practice is always there for you! Grab your mat, clear some space and move your body! We’ve got some great online tutorials that you can do anytime, anywhere. Test your balance and learn to headstand with Kush, get your burpees on point with Corrine, or relax and wind down with Nicole!

Want to join us for an online class? You can check our weekly schedule below!

Not worried about getting wet? If your still looking to get in a bit of outdoor adventure, check out our previous post on local walks for rainy days!

What are you doing at home to banish boredom? Let us know in the comments below!

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community.

The sun might be gone for now, but this week Donna is sharing her playlist of Summer favourites. Perfect for creating those feel good summer vibes even if its raining!

Tap the image to go straight to the playlist, don’t forget you can follow or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

What song always reminds you of summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Not your kind of playlist? Check out some of the other teams playlists here!

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Quick guided meditation for inspiring and challenging your perception of change.

What feelings do you associate with change? Stress? Worry? Anxiety? We have something to help turn those negative emotions into hope and positivity! Enjoy this guided meditation for times of change. Helping to evoke a sense of peace and clarity, whilst relaxing the mind and body. We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we can control how we react.

So take a few moments for you, close down the eyes and feel inspired.

Is meditation part of your daily routine? Let us know in the comments below!

You can join us for John’s Move and Meditation class every Friday at
6:30-7:30pm! This class is a feel good slow flow class suitable for all levels. The perfect way to wind down ready for the weekend! Book on by clicking below!

Want something more to meditate on? Check out our other inspiring guided meditations for relaxation and clarity.

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community.

This week we have Sarah, a DJ from Capital’s Big Weekender providing the beats for our FIITFlow class with Corrine! Couldn’t make the class? We’ve got you covered, here’s the playlist perfect for a summer workout session. Get in the garden and turn up the volume, this ones bound to get you moving!

Tap the image to go straight to the playlist, don’t forget you can follow or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

Interested in joining us for FIITFlow? Book on for next week here!

Not your kind of music? You can check out some more playlists curated by the team here!

De-stress from your day with this quick 7 minute meditation to calm the mind.

Struggling to find your flow within your working week? Our series ‘The Studio Working Week’ is here to provide you with short flows to help you through a busy day. From a quick mid morning de-stress to getting over that after lunch energy slump, our flows are designed to help! Each week we will be bringing you a different flow, so send that last email and lets get to it.

Calm and De-Stress Meditation

Had a hectic day? If you feel overwhelmed/stressed/or under pressure at work, it stops us from performing our best and enjoying our day. Give this quick 7 minute meditation a try! Perfect for on the go, pop your headphones in and take a moment. Designed to help calm the mind, bring the focus into the present moment and release any worries or tension.

How do you unwind after a stressful day of work? Let us know in the comments below!

Spending a lot of time sitting down or work in an office? Have a look at the previous video in our Work Series! Tap the images below;

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community.

This week Rachael shares with us this playlist of ethereal beats. A great playlist to make you feel calm and relaxed, ideal for your yoga practice or an evening wind down.

Tap the image to go straight to the playlist, don’t forget you can follow or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

What’s a song that always makes you feel relaxed? Let us know in the comments below!

Not your style? Check out some more of the teams playlists by tapping on the images here;