Choosing your reactions just takes a little mindfulness.
From time to time, we introduce someone who is taking the time to get some Headspace every day. Today, we shine a light on Jo Martin.
It was a bit crazy, like a Tarantino movie…but here goes. I was with a group of friends and they said they had some curtain material which they were cutting up in a large department store. I had to go in at night with my head torch and it turned out there were lots of people in there and I met a famous actor. He was also interested in the curtain material but we stumbled upon an acquaintance of his who had a large, sharp piece of wood, and he thrust it into the actor who didn’t seem too worried about this and we left quite jovially. You did ask…
After training as an accountant, I helped young people set up their own businesses, then I worked for a family company in property development whilst my children were young. After selling the family company, I decided to train in an ancient and traditional manual profession and qualified as a saddler making bespoke luxury goods. This led to my collaboration and running of a craft gallery that provided a marketplace for other artists and craftspeople. I’m currently considering my next pathway.
About 18 months ago.
Since I started using Headspace.
Be kind to yourself! Make sure you give yourself a tap on the back occasionally and never beat yourself up if you fall out of the routine.
The habit of feeling regret or worry.
It’s the time of year when the swifts return to the river next to our home after wintering in Africa. Their return is signalled by the most beautiful sounds as they circle and scream with joy in the sky at finally being home after their very long trip. It is the sound of home and summer’s arrival.
My glasses, some cacao seeds and a hammock.
Image credit: Ned Jones