Ines Festini is a holistic health coach, speaker, lifestyle coach, and founder of Body by Conscious Design and creator of the Successful Self-Care Planner. Her mission is to help women reset their health, get into their best shape, and support them in feeling amazing inside and out. She travels around the world working with global leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs.
In Ines’ episode, you will learn
There is no one-size-fits-all work out, diet, routine, or nutritional guideline, especially when you’re constantly on the go. The most important thing you can do for your health and wellness is to find what works for you. Many people think that taking care of themselves is a complicated and overwhelming task, but Ines emphasizes that it doesn’t have to be this way. She suggests starting with simple, basic steps that can be done in less than one hour a week depending on what you wish to achieve.
If you only have a few minutes before that morning meeting, what could you do to feel more grounded and powerful before the day gets away from you? Do you have a favorite beverage to kick start your day? What is your favorite way to move your body? Could you prioritize 10 minutes of your most joyful movement? Start simple and work your way up to more complexity.
Ines is a firm believer of only doing what you love. After years of unhealthy habits and drilling herself into the ground, Ines lost her sense of self completely until she finally figured out what needed to shift. She’d made her career and everyone else the priority forgetting about herself in the process. She recalls barely recognizing herself as she looked in the mirror one day. She couldn’t feel her body, was living for the weekend and had been numbing herself just to get by.
Ines shares her story so that others don’t have to go to such extremes to find their best self and health. She believes in making your routines excite you and committing to making your wellness routine non-negotiable.
What is it that you’re committed to? Is it your happiness? Your mindset? Your fitness? Know that success starts with you. Imagine the way you want to look. Remember how good you feel after a good exercise? What is it that you desire when it comes to your health and wellbeing? She shares, “as soon as you feel that your workout is another task and its work, it’s the wrong approach.”
Some days your body may want a good sweat, on others, you’ll simply want an easeful walk. Perhaps you enjoy meditation or maybe you prefer to write or take a detoxifying bath. Give yourself permission to find what works best for you. For instance, if a morning routine doesn’t fit in, try evenings.
Remember what you’re committed to and find your own flow. What time of the day do you feel most energized? What is your favorite way to unwind? When can commit to scheduling yourself in every day? At the core of whatever you do, make sure you’re doing something you love and be consistent.
To kickstart your routine for 2019, download her Successful Self-Care Planner here!
Amelia Broughton is a relational facilitator and purveyor of connection, pioneering a more connected, communication-savvy, and emotionally intelligent planet. She facilitates Authentic Relating and Relational Leadership in various settings and communities. Her expertise is in team dynamics and interpersonal relations. With over 10 years of experience on teams and in communities, Amelia’s vision for the world is one of beautiful interconnection, a place where we put down the distractions and to-do lists to bask in the miracles that surround us. The type of connection that nourishes us internally, externally and has every one of us feel seen, heard and loved with a true sense of belonging. An active Unconventional Life member, Amelia is our Operations Director and consistently contributes her writing.