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Hi Adrienne, can you tell us more about the power hour?

Put simply, the Power Hour is all about reclaiming your time. It’s about starting each day with one hour dedicated to yourself. The modern world demands so much of our time and energy. As a result many of us are ‘too busy’ and we feel as though there is never enough time. 

I encourage people to start the day by doing something intentional, that could be going for a walk, reading a book, meditation, swimming, writing in a journal etcetera, before the rest of the world wakes up and starts competing for your attention. Not sure where to start? Ask yourself: what is one thing you’d like to do more of if you had more spare time? You’ll be amazed at how much impact this seemingly small act can have. Sure, a single hour is not much, but over time it can become a powerful daily habit that transforms your entire life.

What does self-care look like to you? How do you take time for yourself?

For me, self-care is not about candles and face masks. It’s about learning to prioritise yourself and your needs. The truth is, this is not always an easy thing to do. I understand the challenges of juggling work, raising a family, travelling, and pursuing personal goals too. Self-care means that as well as considering what’s best for everyone else in your life, you stop to consider what’s best for you too. Your work, kids, friends – they all matter, and so do you.

Adrienne Herbert

What advice would you give to someone struggling to find a sense of purpose and fulfilment in their life?

I’d say take a break and create some space in your life. Spend some time reflecting on all of the things you’ve done throughout your life – the hobbies, interests, sports etcetera. Which people and places bring you joy? How often do you see those people? How often do you visit those places? The things in your life that spark an emotional response, they are signals worth paying attention to.

Can you share your top tips on how to start the New Year off the best way?

At the start of a New Year typically people focus on adding new things to their lives. They vow to start cycling again, start reading more, to take on a new project or hobby. While there’s nothing wrong with any of that, I would encourage you to also consider what you’d like to give up and relinquish. Yes, that’s right. It might not sound very motivational at first, but allow me to explain. The start of a New Year is a great time to do a life audit, to consider which things you’d like to reduce or even remove altogether. Sometimes less is more. For example, maybe you’ve got a shelf full of unread books. Instead of adding more books to that shelf this year, maybe consider donating some of those books instead. 

Which other areas of your life could you declutter? How about your schedule? How can you create space for something new? If your goal is to improve your health and increase your energy, the same approach can be helpful. Identify which things typically have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing and where possible try to reduce them as much as possible. For example – less stress, less late nights, less ultra-processed food, less caffeine.

Remember that ‘improvement’ isn’t always about adding more, it can also be about simplification and creating space for what matters most.

Ready to create a life you love?

Join Adrienne at her power hour retreat or workshop 19 and 20 January 2024

Discover how to build a growth mindset, form life-changing habits, unlock your full potential and much more.

Adrienne Herbert

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