Pip Lawrence, the founder of Maidstone-based personal training company, Day One Wellness, shares her feel good favourites

What one piece of wellbeing wisdom helps you most?

I love active commuting – whether you park your car a little further away, walk or jump on your bike, getting more morning daylight exposure, combined with more movement will help you to be more productive in the day and sleep better at night.

What one self-care ritual do you never skimp on?

Journalling. Every morning I write down three things that I’m grateful for, then my VIP: Vision for my life, Intention for today, Progress from yesterday. It helps me stay focused on the important things rather than getting overwhelmed.

What’s cooking in your kitchen this month?

I’ve been experimenting with easy grab-and-go breakfasts that won’t spike blood sugar levels for our busy members. My favourite so far is our ham-cups – they’re like muffins but the case is ham. The recipe is on our Instagram page: @day1wellness.

Share one book that taught you something amazing about life.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I’m a stereotypical Type A personality. I’m always chasing the next goal and filling my calendar to bursting point. This book made me realise that if I rush through life only chasing goals I’ll miss out on the amazing experiences those goals are facilitating.

What always brings a smile to your face?

I love being outside so sunrises, nature, wildlife and stunning views will always make me smile, but the person who never fails to put a smile on my face is my other half Tom. I’ve never met such a positive, playful, live-for-the-moment person.

What is the best treatment you’ve had locally?

Acupuncture from Lesley at Core Vitality and chiropractic care from Ben at Southcote. I struggled with amenorrhea for years and the combined work of these two excellent practitioners has helped me dramatically. I’m a huge believer in finding the right practitioner rather than the right practice – the treatment is only as good as the person administering it.


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