As we mentioned above, we all change over time, so something that was great for us in the past might not have the same positive effect anymore. That said, it can be a really good starting point to come up with new ideas. If, for example, you used to love yoga, but can no longer do it or find it’s not helping anymore, it’s still worth thinking about what you did like about it at that time. Maybe it was the hour to yourself, or the breathing exercises. Perhaps it was the gentle movement and physical nature of the sessions.
Take some time to consider what it was you enjoyed; if you can pinpoint the reason you liked the experience in the past it can give clues to what you might benefit from now. If it was the hour to yourself, then maybe a simple alternative would be a bubble bath, or an hour’s walk away from everyone else. If it was the physical exercise, maybe you can find a new kind of exercise you enjoy to get the body moving again.