How I long for many hours to practice those actions.
I was recently asked how I keep a balance between work,
family and personal, and my first reaction was I DON’T... but when I really stopped to think about it, I realized I actually
have a lot of good practices in place that keep me sane with all the running
around I do.
I sprinkle them through out my day to give me a sense of peace and calm wherever I might be.
I refuse to live in a place that is not close to nature
so I live permanently out in the Hamptons in a town called Amagansett, a two and a half hour commute to NYC which makes all of it a
little bit more of a juggle!
I diversify my work hours between, home, my office in the
city 2 days a week, traveling for shoots and meeting with clients for both
modeling and Leilani Bishop Fragrances.
I am a big yoga practitioner so for 15 mins in the morning
I do 5-10 Sun Salutations, if I
can’t fit in a full practice.Taking
the time to breathe and move with the whole body gets the mind going as well as
relaxes the body from travel or whatever stiffness has accumulated overnight.
Then I SIT for
5-10 minutes. Some days it could be
called meditation, others it feels more of a practice of being still, again
this can be done anywhere, I also take breaks throughout the day, especially at
home to sit. I have a blanket set up against the wall in my office so that I
can plop down any time I need a moment.accumulated overnight.
MUSIC Music! Thank goodness
for the iPhone, I always have access to my music, which gets turned on anytime
I am getting grumpy or just need a change in pace. It immediately refreshes
me…also there is nothing like a good Dance
Break to get the blood going! Especially when I am on set, put on those good beats and it
all becomes a dance.
The power of scent is
amazing and I travel with my fragrances as well as essential oils to waken the
senses and to brighten my day,
especially when I feel like I need a boost!
Teatime... another great way to stop and take a minute, I like to bring a little packet of teas with me on the road. Just these little breaks throughout the day, give me a
sense of balance as well as taking care of SELF,
which include tons of water and green juices to keep the
GRATITUDE LISTS and WRITING
Even with these rituals
that help keep me in my body and
out of my head, I still need to keep
my mind on a positive track and this I do with a daily gratitude list as well as training myself to repeat positive affirmations throughout the day.
Traveling with a journal for writing or drawing is also an activity that brings
I love how we find our ways of coping…it always comes back
to the little moments… I would love to hear how you unwind?