We all know that getting enough sleep is important, but sometimes, even with the best of intentions it can be hard to sleep well. Stress can play a big part in this, so here are my top tips for getting a good night’s sleep when overwhelmed:
There are two main areas to focus on to get a better sleep: preparing the space and preparing yourself.
Sometimes life feels so busy that it is only a matter of time before one of the many plates in the air comes crashing to the ground. If you feel the need to slow down, here are a few ways to make a difference.
With December well and truly upon us, here are my tips for a stress-free - or at least a lower stress - Christmas:
The summer is drawing to a close, although the weather is still lovely. Why is it that no matter how relaxed you are while you are away on holiday, or even after a couple of days of good weather, the feeling never seems to last that long?
The school summer holidays are upon us, and for many of my clients the delicate juggling act of work, family and their own needs becomes ever more complicated. How can you enjoy the summer rather than feel you are just getting by? Whatever the reason that summer is complicated for you, these tips will help you keep your cool.
A frequent source of conflict is others not behaving as you think they should. It can be infuriating and a huge cause of stress. Many of us set about trying hard to change the other person, or get in a huff about how unreasonable they are. Does this sound familiar?
It can be hard to step back when you are in the middle of a ‘moment’ and it may seem impossible to stop feeling stressed, but how can you learn to control these feelings and put things into perspective?
Many of my clients and friends would be the first to admit that they have a complicated relationship around food and have spent years on diets that don’t work in the long term; so how about trying a new way of eating?
What is it?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that revolves around being able to focus on the present moment while paying attention to what is happening in our mind, body and surroundings.
I advise my clients to utilise my Power of Three practice every day to help improve mood and wellbeing.
Firstly, what is Wellness?
‘Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ - World Health Organisation
Wellness encompasses every facet of a person’s health: physical, mental and emotional.
Have a think about what wellness means to you and which aspects of your own personal wellness you would like to improve. Some goals can seem so big that they are overwhelming, so break the big picture down into more manageable chunks.
How can you find calm when you need it? Being able to find inner peace and composure is a valuable tool that can help us all at moments of pressure or stress. Some people instinctively seem to be able to step back, breathe, and retain or regain their composure. Others find it more difficult. So how can you do it?
I'm a Personal Coach who loves finding out about what makes people tick and helping them to make the changes necessary to get to where they want to go so they can thrive.