The pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives, affecting from our mental health and sleep to our working and social schedules. For many of us, lockdown rage (opens in new tab) has been real, and feeling unproductive, lonely, and bored out of our minds has become a common occurrence. But some interesting advice on mindset and living from Gigi Hadid (opens in new tab), of all people, could be just what we needed to hear these days.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid has often been heralded as down-to-earth and grounded, and she has proved that once again in an Instagram Live with her old high-school volleyball coach, Aaron Wexler.
In the livestream, Wexler—who Hadid adorably still calls "Coach"—asked her how she practices "inspired living" and how it helps her with her mindset and success.
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When asked how she stays in a good mindset, the model said: “I, like everyone else, don’t wake up feeling like Gigi Hadid every day, the Gigi Hadid that the world knows.”
She continued: “What has helped me is taking each day to really be tuned into myself, and the smallest idea or inspiration can change your whole day.”
Hadid explained that if you can just do something new each day, whether it’s watercolor painting or yoga (opens in new tab) practice, it can make a huge difference. She said: "You can have the smallest thought or idea, and it can really get you out of a funk."
The new mom (opens in new tab) continued: “I feel like inspired living is really about being in touch with yourself and not taking any piece of joy as something that’s too small.”
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Her outlook on inspired living is itself inspiring—it’s refreshing for an influential person to have such a simple trick for staying on track. Hadid doesn’t use expensive vitamins or gadgets; instead, it's just doing something a little bit different every day that brings her joy.
“It can really change your whole day, change your week, change your month, change your year,” Hadid said. She also adds to not to put down ideas you think are silly or too small to change anything, because actually, they might just make all the difference. Even if it’s just waking up early (opens in new tab) or making a new breakfast (opens in new tab), it’s all about doing something that changes your mood, and spices up your routine.
Gigi Hadid said "inspired living" is all "about listening to yourself and doing what feels right in the moment and that can lead to more moments." She also said she is in no way an expert on it, but it has really helped her. Definitely food for thought!
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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