This blog post is a little different from usual, no long form piece.We recently finished working on our new short, The Pivot Moment. It is something that has been going around in our heads for quite some time and it feels incredible to have it out of our heads and into finished creative form.If you’ve been around here for some time now, seen us speak at an event or spent any amount of time reading our blog posts or instagram captions, you’ll know that we have found enormous relief to everyday life situations, anxiety and difficult events by connecting with nature and adventure.There have been times where we’ve headed out for a hike, not knowing how we are going to think our way out of a difficult situation, to come back with a fully formed plan.There is something about allowing ourselves to connect that can truly change our lives, if we let it.One of the reasons for the specific timing of this blog piece is that we are well aware of the struggles that a lot of people face around the Christmas period. For many people, this can throw them into situations with family members they would never normally spend time with, for lengthy periods of time, and sometimes that doesn’t work. It can put you in awkward situations with family who can make you feel low and like you can never do enough.Christmas is often a time of lack, and a time when people find themselves comparing their lives to others. There is so much pressure on us to have and be and act a certain way.Getting out for a hike, into nature or just using the space you have available to you to take some time to refocus can be one of the most incredible ways of coping with difficult situations. We’ve come to realise that self care is the most important gift you can give yourself, and taking time for yourself is not selfish in the slightest. Even at Christmas time.So from us both to you, if you give yourself one gift this Christmas, we hope that it is the opportunity to have a pivot moment.And really, on every day of the year!
Lots of love
Fay & Matt
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