TV host Jessica Rowe lit up the room when we interviewed her and had some of the best motivational advice we’ve seen. As a woman who has struggled with depression, you can’t help but be inspired by her positive outlook on life.
When was the last time you took a dance class … or went skinny dipping … or wore that daring dress to a party? When was the last time you did something that felt completely foreign to you – something well and truly outside of your comfort zone? And how did it make you feel?
So many of us get caught up in our roles as mothers, as wives, as businesswomen. We put others before ourselves. We do what is expected of us. We are locked into our daily routines, with little time left to explore our creativity or pursue our passions. For some, this can lead to a feeling of numbness – of being stuck in a rut.
The good news is that we don’t all have to become Elizabeth Gilbert and leave our comfortable lives behind for an eat-pray-love travel adventure, in order to reignite our inner spark. For television personality Jessica Rowe it was something much simpler … she took up singing lessons. In this interview with Deborah, she explains how the idea came about.
“It was at a time when I felt snowed under with routine and with my children’s tantrums… when my career wasn’t really going anywhere and I thought ‘What’s happening to my life?’ – so I came up with this brainwave, or maybe it was a moment of insanity, to audition for Play School,” Jessica said.
The singing lessons were part of her plan to score a job on the popular ABC TV show but ended up taking on a completely different meaning in her life.
“It was like I was able to escape into this little bubble for an hour each week. It was time ‘just for me’ and it was so much fun. It was a very liberating and freeing experience,” she said.
Trying something new is a great way of feeling that sense of aliveness in our bodies. You don’t necessarily have to commit to a weekly class or activity. It might be as simple as adding something different to your shopping trolley … or changing the route you would usually take on your morning walk.
If you’d like support when it comes to making a change in your life, be sure to check out our online course with Balance motivational coach Natalie Cook.