We love serendipitous encounters where we come across people and stories that align with our values and as a brand, we are always so thrilled to share their journey with you! They not only inspire us but we are constantly amazed by all the different perspectives we get to hear from every creator.
Today we're having a hearty conversation with Alisha, a beautiful soul and the creator of Brightside Journal (You might recognise it from our Secret Santa blogpost!) She shares some insights about her lifestyle as a digital creator and the idea behind Brightside!
I have a long history with gratitude. My mother played a very important role in starting me young and making sure I notice the small things, the small joys of life and express appreciation for them. At that time when I was young, it seemed quite silly, almost a chore to be saying thank you for the food on my table, thank you for the beautiful garden we have at home, and I did it more to please my mother than to actually feel the thankfulness.
I have always been passionate about health and wellbeing. It’s one topic I can talk and learn about for hours on end and it’s also a huge part of who I am and the lifestyle I live today. I always knew I wanted do something around it in a more focused way, but I wasn’t sure what form of wellness it would be.
-Wake up around 6:30 am
-Check my phone for about 3-5 minutes
-Then I head straight to the kitchen to start my day with warm water
-Right after, I will do some basic cleaning around the house, which is usually putting the dry dishes away, cleaning the house, prepping for breakfast, watering the plants and making my bed.
-4 days a week, I’ll also do a one hour workout with my trainer
-After that, I’ll shower, have breakfast and get straight to work
-I work between 10 am and 6 pm every day with a small afternoon break to have tea, meditate and wrap up some quick chores
-I like to have an early dinner, around 7:30 pm and then I’ll either watch a TV show with my husband, or catch up with him about both our days or work for a little bit before it’s time for bed.
-I also have a little night routine I love and one that I have been practising consistently for a couple of years now. It involves a quick shower, brushing my teeth, writing in my Brightside Journal, reading for 15-20 mins and being in bed by 10:30-11pm.
Life is a beautiful adventure and you must spend every bit of your time here as beautifully and sustainably as you can, in love, growth and harmony.