How often do you check in with yourself? How important is self-reflection and how can you incorporate it into your daily life? Corporate wellness coach and meditation instructor Luke McLean gives us insight into what it means to live in the present moment and be true to yourself.
On today’s podcast, Luke discusses his journey to living a holistic lifestyle through mindfulness and meditation and how you can take the first steps to live in the present. Luke grew up playing sports. He saw sports as a way to feel fulfilled and accepted, which eventually led him to become a personal trainer. After retiring from semi-professional football, Luke trained 25 hours a week for Iron Man triathlons.
During this time, he realized that he wasn’t spending enough time with his family and needed to change. He wanted to become a more present father and shift into living more holistically. In 2010, he took a job as Cotton On Group’s personal trainer, which led him into corporate wellness training and meditation coaching.
Luke works with teams, organizations and individuals on how they can live in the moment and embrace mindfulness. Luke stresses the importance of basic mindfulness activities like journaling, connecting with nature and nourishing your body with healthy food. He also discusses how society and media work to distract us from living presently and shift us into a materialistic mindset.
Luke also explains how many live in fear and are focused on the past or future. He stresses the importance of prioritizing the present by giving yourself space to reflect. Take time to check in with yourself and see if any changes need to be made.
Through his work, Luke aims to help his clients be true to themselves and feel connected to the energy around them. Luke continues to work as a wellness coach and meditation instructor. He works with clients from all walks of life and now offers online meditation classes that are available to anyone. He is also the host of the Conscious Conversations podcasts which is a free resource for those looking to learn more about holistic wellness.