What is your number one self love tip?
Take time out of every single day to check in with yourself. Even if it is just for 1 minute. Close your eyes and ask yourself truly ‘how do you feel right now’ and ‘what is one thing I could do for myself to make today really great’.
If someone is having a bad day and just cannot pick themselves up, what advice would you give?
I find the acronym HALT super useful. Am I: Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired? So first the thing first I would check in with all of those. So often our needs are really simple, but we haven’t given ourselves time to realise what they are, so we can’t address them. This is what often leads to a feeling of overwhelm.
My other number one go-to is tuning in with your breath. You can do this absolutely anywhere. Start to slowly breathe in for a count of 6 and slowly breathe out for a count of 6. If 6 is too long, work with a lower number, or visa versa if it feels too rushed. Our breath is like a radio station, when life feels unmanageable, we need to retune it again to come back to a station that we can enjoy. In the same breath (excuse the pun), when we are feeling out of sorts the breath will reflect this by being short and shallow, and high up in the chest. By slowing down the breath, we start to breathe lower down into the belly, which instantly has a calming effect on the body and mind.
What daily mantras or sayings are great to help give you a little boost?
Where do I start! I have so many!
‘I am enough’
‘This too shall pass’
‘You are always stronger than you think’
‘Life begins outside of your comfort zone’
‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’
‘You are not what you think, but you are what you believe’.