June 2, 2024

"On your marks. Get set. Slow!"

Ian Tucker
by Ian Tucker
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The fastest man on the planet gets it.

Whilst his opponents wriggle nervously on their stating blocks Usain Bolt stands back, slowly takes of his track suit, and then engages with the lucky youngster who’s job it is to collect his gear.

He smiles at them, offers a fist pump and connects. Bolt is practicing mindfulness perfectly. The other runners will be visualising the race, millions of people can’t wait for it to begin - but Usain stays in the moment. I think you know what happens next.

This week I’d love you to experience a very simple mindfulness practice that can have a tremendously positive effect on your wellbeing.

I invite you to try a mindful walk of 3 things. It’s beautifully simple.

As you begin your walk, set an intent to notice just 3 things, to really notice three things. To slow down with them and be like Bolt.

An example may be a dog’s wagging tail, but instead of looking away, you stay with it and gently widen your lens - what is the dog so happy about? What effect does the dog’s happiness have on it’s owner? Can you even allow yourself to connect for a moment and feel the carefree nature of the situation? To lighten your mood.

Our tendency is to move on quickly or not notice at all, but life’s not a race.

In fact the fastest man in history has taught us that if we do want to go faster we should begin by slowing down!

Drop me a line and let me know how your walk went.

My Best Wishes, Ian Tucker.

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March 28, 2024

“There’s profound joy in simply being yourself.”

My name is Ian Tucker. I am a wellbeing author and teacher. My intent is simple, I wish to share with you things that I know will bring you a better life.

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