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I set up Charlotte Swire Wellness with a dream to change the narrative around success. I believe that ambition and balance can co-exist and I support high-achieving professionals and companies to integrate achievable wellness practices into their busy lives.
I’m a wellness practitioner certified in meditation, yoga and breathwork. I spiralled into the industry after a complete burnout at the age of 27 left me questioning everything I had ever known. At the time I was working as a primary teacher out in Dubai and had just taken a promotion to a middle leadership position. Eager to please in my new role I started working harder and harder. My perfectionist nature coupled with my workaholic tendencies led to depression and extreme physical and emotional exhaustion. I handed in my resignation feeling like a failure. After years of being at a complete disconnect from my body this painful time acted as a homecoming. A chance to reconnect, to tune into what I felt, thought and needed, and to unravel my journey so far. Determined to find a holistic way to heal I explored many different options, such as reiki, acupuncture and yoga. At first I found yoga difficult, chronic insomnia meant my balance was completely off and the stillness of meditation was deafening. But something kept drawing me back to the mat. Alongside a regular movement practice, I developed simple rituals to improve my sleep and wellbeing and my reality started to transform. Inspired to share these insights with others I retrained to be a yoga teacher to offer a natural pathway to healing from burnout.
What are your top 3 things you do to look after yourself and your wellness?
Embrace Stillness - The first thing I do when I wake up is go to my yoga mat to meditate. I take what I need whether that is 1 minute or 20. I think it is so important to start the day with intention by tuning into my internal space opposed to responding to all the external noise of email notifications and social feeds.
Movement - I have danced from a young age and only over the past few years have I realised how integral movement is to my state of wellness. Whether it is a yoga class, dancing around my bedroom or a walk in the park - taking time to exercise makes me happier and more focused for the day ahead.
Laughter - As we grow up life gets so serious. Laughter really is the best medicine and is needed even more so during challenging times. Whether I am joking with my husband or watching a comedy - (I would highly recommend Schitts Creek), making space to find joy is key to my wellness!
Best piece of advice you’ve been given with regards to your business that you would pass on to someone thinking of starting their own?
Don’t dream, do!
In the first 6 months of my business I spent a lot of time in my head, comparing myself to others, thinking about all the things I could do without actually doing them. The best way to get ahead is get started, embrace failure and to just keep moving forward.
Surround yourself with people that lift you higher. - Oprah
Charlotte focuses on helping people with burnout.
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Want to work on a natural way to beat burnout? Why not join the waitlist for my upcoming online course 'Burnout to Goode Health' here.