It's never too late to start again

Hey friends,

Irene here, writing to you from the radiant shores of Puerto Escondido, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Toes in the soft sand, the chill vibes here were just what I needed to get back into my long-neglected yoga routine due to nonstop work and travel.

After nearly a year without practicing yoga, I decided to visit a local studio. And you know what? Everything felt weird. My body creaked in protest after being out of practice for so long. My balance was shaky. Not gonna lie, it was humbling.

My yoga studio in Puerto Escondido, Mexico
My yoga sanctuary in Puerto Escondido, where serenity meets the sea ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ

But I wasn't going to judge myself harshly. I reframed this as an opportunity โ€“ a fresh start, a new beginning. As digital nomads, we put immense pressure on ourselves. We celebrate grinding, hustling, constantly being "on." But the truth is we all need to recharge. We all deserve self-compassion.

So I encourage you not to beat yourself up. If you've neglected exercise, rest, healthy eating or anything else that nourishes you, today is the perfect chance to restart. And be proud of every step, not harsh on the path it took to get there. Extend the kindness to yourself that you would a good friend.

The same concept applies to work. If you're feeling burned out or having writer's block, don't panic. Recenter yourself with activities unrelated to work. Prioritize personal growth - it will boost your productivity in the long run.

I hope my lesson from Puerto Escondido helps you reflect. Let's make every day a chance to be kinder to ourselves, not just focused on the destination.

Big hugs from Mexico,
Irene xx

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@kinfolktravels: โ€œThe Himalayas sounds remote, right? But let me tell you about Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Itโ€™s a little paradise for digital nomads like us! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ญ Theyโ€™ve recently upgraded to fiber internet, so you can expect super-fast connectivity โ€“ a big thumbs up for our work needs. And the cafes there? Absolutely adorable! โ˜•๏ธ You can sip on some delicious coffee and enjoy great food while you work. Plus, the vibe in these cafes is just perfect for sparking creativity. What about the cost of living?๐Ÿ’ฐItโ€™s surprisingly affordable! Both staying and eating out wonโ€™t break the bank, which is always a bonus. Now, the views โ€“ theyโ€™re simply breathtaking! Imagine working with the Himalayas as your backdrop. Itโ€™s an experience like no other ๐Ÿ”๏ธ And donโ€™t worry about feeling cut off. Despite its high-altitude location, Leh has everything you might need within easy reach ๐Ÿ›๏ธ So, packing your bags for the Himalayas doesnโ€™t sound too bad, does it?โ€

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