Deepak Chopra, Oprah, Founder And Ceo discussed on The Emma Guns Show
Jordan. Now we've done together but this is your first appearance on the show. I am so excited and so honored seriously hundred. Honored thank you. I've been such a fan. I've Yup such thank you so much. There's very nice of you to say now. We met only a few weeks ago and I would like to think it was. I like to think it was cute. It was love affair size far as I'm concerned and partly because you are such good energy we had a good fund giggle fast time. He met which was very very lovely at your launch in London. We had a lovely dinner. Didn't we always amazing if we could go back? That'd be lovely and it was a nice lemon meringue pudding. If memory serves yes well so just seeing that you would be a really good person to speak to feel good habits because you seem like good energy or very disciplined and yeah. I just really wanted to find out from you. What your feel good habits are like what do you do? Whether it's you can't make up in the morning or you just think oh I just want to roll over and stay in bed all day or when you just feel like life really isn't going your way. What your strategies are that help you keep moving forward because you all the founder and CEO of Jordan Samuel. Skin you have pushed to business. Forward is a very competitive place. So what are your star student? I love this topic. Because it's you know it's really really critical now but in general. I just think it's it's great to always have in your back pocket and something that not to get too far into this but I was formerly Professional Ballet Dancer Which was my entire identity for the whole life and when I retired from that there was a bat an eye transition to skin but I felt like I still have one foot in each professional. Most I hadn't fully grieved my professional ballet career but I wasn't fully established in my aesthetic skincare career and I went through like a really bad outings. -iety stress and anxiety for the first time in my life so and was put on like a low dose of medication which I hate it and immediately got off because it was helping but I was not myself and I knew that was wrong but anyway through all of that I found meditation looming to me. That is just like my number. One feel-good tip and meditation that works for you so this is not me doing an hour every day carving out time stressing about the amount of time. I have to do it Funny enough since we've now been working from home being inside not being able to go out. I will do meditation for three minutes. If I've three minutes I will just sit and close my eyes and do breath work do a little mantra or five minutes or whatever that time period is I really haven't actually done it for more than probably five in the past few weeks but just that consistency of quieting your mind as much as possible for me it helps. I don't see how structure the day it helps put me gets me in a different mindset for the day so then if the news happens to be on the way I'm reacting to. The news tends to be a little bit better if I had that little. Bit of something going on If Ya I mean it all comes back to the news. Whether you're reading the news online on Social Media Sina posts on social media that maybe sets you off or actual news on the television But simple and you know the thing too is i. I really recommend that people look into it because people think they need to sit and be quiet and not have thought come into their mind and if they don't have that they're failing at meditation which could not be further from the truth. The whole process is to sit there with those thoughts. Let those thoughts come in acknowledged them and then let them go doing that. Until you sort of are in that silence base and that might be like for me. Now meditated for years and some days are better than others and some days there it is clear mind and other days that mine is not clear whatsoever. But that's not the point. The point is is consistency In that so for me meditation is like my number one. You can do it from anywhere you can do it laying down you can do it sitting. Ideally get a quiet space turnover. But I'll do it laying in bed and just close my eyes and do some breath work and there's great ads. Some are free a lot of free right now. Actually Guided Meditations Oprah and Deepak Chopra. That's actually how I got into meditation. Funny enough was Oprah and Deepak. Chopra did their first like twenty one day. Meditation Challenge Years Ago. Maybe like eight years ago at this point I did it and it was great because it explained everything and it it gave you the guided meditations. It just put sort of tools in your hands and I and I love that. Do you remember the first time you meditated and did you feel ridiculous or Sub Question? How long before you realize it was actually having an effect? I felt ridiculous because I was doing the whole thing. Like you know I'd cross my legs. I was home which you can do. You don't have to do. But like there is that nice sort of peacefulness to it. But yes no. I felt like a farce away. It was not something that I'd ever like tuned into. Were was into didn't really know what I was doing but I did it. It was sort of. I got to the point where I'm like. I don't WanNa do this. So let's try this and But then I'm trying to think I was one of those things where it probably started helping from day one but it wasn't until probably six months later where I realized. Oh my mood actually been fine lying. It wasn't you know so there wasn't a time period where I noticed it immediately work probably months afterward. I realized oh I have been stressed. I haven't been anxious and realized that that period had gone on for a long time. Tracing it back so yeah. It's just a little bit to me. I liken it to taking medicine or taking well no. That's not fair because I actually will take medicine doesn't make you feel better but I think that has a negative connotation but to me is more of A. It's a workout for the brain. So you got a good sense of wellbeing afterwards too and without wanting to revisit difficult place but do you have just a way that. I feel like if you had to describe it to someone who anxiety manifested it was just complete impending doom out of control not out of control. It wasn't ever dangerous it wasn't ever but it was. It was just yet impending doom. It was like everything was bad. Like the walls caving in it that the best way to describe it just anything whether it was health or business or personal life it just felt like I would always go to the negative. I was in a bad loop in my head really an explanation of it yesterday. I read it somewhere which is is being trapped in the present by the fear of the future. Yeah exactly exactly. That's exactly what I had a little bit of grieving the past which I think through in a whole different type of like bad mix to a absolutely. That's a great. Yeah that's perfect. And so if someone's listening to this thinking okay. I keep hearing people talk about meditation. I get I'm going to give it a go is there. Is there a resource that you would recommend that you whether you try to yourself with you know that your friends have had success with when you suggested it to them? Honestly it's the I would start with Oprah and Deepak show premeditation challenge. It's there is a website for it because they just waiting yes and they just launched a new one maybe a few days ago maybe a week ago in reference to everything. That's going on now so I think that's helpful but what I like about. It is Deepak Chopra specifically walks you through as a beginner things. You might feel ways. You might be wall meditating how to sort of let that come in and come out. There's great APPs once. You sort of. Get the gist of it. Perfect starting place. Because there's there's explanation behind that you're not just jumping in with music and a mantra or something which would be absolutely fine but I like a little bit more explanation so people know what to expect and do you feel that I know. I know the show is over secret. Feel good habits with this particular franchises cooled feel-good habits but I feel like with meditation. It's cool to practice for a reason and also being consistent doing regularly you it becomes a part of it but it's not like A. It's not a quick fix but if you're prepared to put the work in as you say the way that you deal with work what you do with other things you'll reactions are consistent across the board going to be better and serve you better so you're not going to be making new jet reactions will freaking out as much as that kind of you experienced. Yes absolutely And New Bald is a practice. Like I said what I am. This is going to go into something else. That is not really a habit. But then I'll talk about in a bit but but as being gentle with yourself like I'm very big on being gentle with yourself as a habit because I think we are so programmed to be like. We have to get up at this time. We have to do this. We have to do this workout We have to go to bed. We have to do our twelve steps. Can you know we put ourselves all these sort of crazy boxes and just being a little bit more gentle with yourself and so for me with meditation while it is a practice? I do the three to five minutes. I don't do the twenty minutes anymore if it doesn't work for me So that part A. B. Yes for me. It's I don't it's not this incredible sense of euphoria but it's how I take things in how I process things And how I always say like how I have the loop in my mind going. It's now in a positive loop like there's never this sort of which I think. Sometimes people get into I call it a loop like a negative of sort of these thoughts that just go keep going negative thought after negative thoughts so that to me is how I do it and then how I process the results from it I find it really interesting as well because as you said earlier you were a professional dancer. And that is one of those professions that we all know is. Incredibly intense physically requires a huge amount of dedication and requires a an incredible amount of pushing like we. When I think about professional dancers I think about weedy pushing your body to the Max and I find it interesting that you talked about grieving not doing that anymore. But then almost like training your mind muscle where you'd been like physically training for so long. It's exactly so that's something that I'm not GonNa talk about physical. Well I guess I am but not in the sense of like an actual workout physical movement to me is just as important exactly meditations the mind workout. It's line part of the workout for your body. Absolutely so being gentle yourself. He said was another one being assigned yourself because I really still think even now that we're working from home and we have the ability. I think to for once be gentle with ourselves if we want to sleep in those extra thirty minutes and I know that like we should still have. I believe regularity in our schedule. Certainly so don't go start going to bed at three. Am If you're waking up but you know to win all over the place but just being gentle with yourself so now if there is you know maybe you have a really bad lunch or really bad dinner. So what let it be. Move on with it. Change it for the next time. I just think white now. I like being gentle with myself in general. I'm somebody who if the alarm goes off. I don't jump out of bed not because I'm not happy. Not because not driven. It's just the way I have to process and start my down right foot so we'll go off and then maybe I'll take ten minutes just petting my cat or you know. Having time to just chill than I got up slowly than I have my breakfast I just need those mornings to be like gentle for me and obviously gentleness and gentle with yourself and being calm with yourself is going to be different for each person But like I said you miss a workout that you wanted to do then you miss a workout and you just start back the next day you have you know you're craving chips or your cravings XYZ enjoy those And just really be kind to yourself because I think in general. That's good but right now. It's at the top. I think the last thing. We need is strict rules and guidelines for our own personal health and well-being wall inside an end working from home. It's a really good point as well because One bad day bad meal. One doesn't mean it has to follow. That's going it's just one anyth- always and that's what I. That's how I talked to about skincare. Not Pick the skincare ended. I love it when people like. They beat themselves up for not taking their makeup awful night. That's fine just to get back to it. You know do you morning than like. It's the bigger picture right. It's all about the bigger picture so we have to be gentle with ourselves when we have to be kind with ourselves and right now is the time where things are going to be. Different than things are going to be unique. So yeah if I think I did have like a handful of cashews and like a bag of chips for lunch the other day and that is not my usual lunch we then just moved on with the day and I was fine with it and Or if like yesterday maybe I slept in thirty more minutes or maybe I liked it some emails in bad or yeah exactly. I just feel. Oh and on Monday. I've been regulated with my at home workouts. But on Monday it would have been too much stress too much stress on myself if I actually went into that workout and then was frazzled. To do the next thing so you know what? I didn't do the workout but then it was fine because then I did the work out yesterday. I don't do the same thing so I just think. Sort of easing those.