This week is based on a concept that my business partner Antonia has been talking to me about… Absorb and redirect.

It’s an idea that comes from Kung Fu, which is a very old traditional Eastern or Chinese form of martial arts. The idea of absorb and redirect is a way that you can channel energy and I think it’s really interesting and relevant for today. We’ve got a lot of negativity swirling around, but we also have the opportunity to create and take advantage of a great deal of positivity.

The idea of absorbing and redirecting

You absorb the energy that’s coming at you, both positive and negative, and then you redirect it. Think about everything that’s coming your way.
What can you do to absorb it? Don’t get too embroiled or too involved in it, then redirect it into something really positive.

An example could be helping others. There’s been about three quarters of a million people who have offered to help the NHS – Antonio and I are two of them. You could look at helping your local community and there’s a lot you can do to help yourself.

Another example of how you can absorb and redirect that energy could be by looking at your outgoings and consolidating those things more. There are many different ways that we can redirect our energy in a really positive way. I hope that idea makes sense to you.

Someone else described it to me as, “Take the gifts.” You know, sometimes you’ll think, “I don’t want that,” and, “Yeah, I’ll definitely take that.” But it’s all a gift in some way and you may not be ready to hear that right now, but at some point you will be.

Take those gifts, absorb that energy that’s coming in and think about how you can positively redirect it. For some of you, you’ll be ready to action this. Others, you’ll thinking, “I’m going to have to think about this one because I’m not in the right head space.” That’s fine. You can come back and watch this video again at any point.

Lastly, let us know your feedback on these ideas I bring you every week – do they make sense to you? Does it resonate? And share it if you think someone else could really benefit from hearing this.

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  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.