Posts tagged wellbeing
Letting go of the fantasy body

Such a huge part of body acceptance is grieving your 'fantasy body'.

You know the one - the one you've had as a poster in your mind forevs. Your 'dream body' when all your problems will disappear!

I know how it feels to daydream over transformation photos wishing (more than anything) to look like that.

Imagining a future when you'll be thin/toned/sculpted and be able to frolic naked free from insecurity. Or buying clothes too small as 'motivation' for your future body. Ugh. These days need to stop.

It’s time to let it go.

Easier said than done though right?


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Stop giving yourself a hard time about exercise

This week I did some cardio. There’s a full stop there because it’s literally been so long since I did some that it’s a sentence in and of itself. Sure, I like to stretch, I walk places, go dancing yada yada yada but I haven’t formalised my exercise all year. (Yup, I’m a health coach and I’ve had a sporadic exercise routine for months. Shock horror. I actually feel a little bit ashamed writing that down, but that’s the need for this piece, so keep reading...)

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Why self-care isn't just a wellness fad

The term self-love and self care is thrown around like confetti these days and it can feel like it’s a green juice, matcha latte type of cliché.

But honestly, the reason people harp on about it is because it really is crucial for health and happiness. If you’re running around putting everyone else’s needs first you’re going to end up with horrible burn out - and then you’re no good for anyone!

 

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How comparing your body to when you were younger

Earlier this week I found this photo of when I was 26. It really look my off guard because I was genuinely shocked at how great I looked (in a mid-twenties girls night out kinda way) It was actually pretty triggering because it made me think 'wow, I really should try and get back in the gym and stop eating cake <insert delicious food here>'

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How to sleep better

I luuuuurve sleep. But if I'm stressed it's the first thing to go.  I just can't turn my brain off when I turn out the light even if I feel tired and there's few things worse than 'the fear' when you realise that you're wide away but have loads to do the next day. Hate it! 

 

The thing is, we all need sleep. Without it we would literally stop functioning but despite that, it is so often neglected and pushed down the priority list. And I get it, there's loads of awesome things to be done in the nighttime and being sucked into a Netflix series does often result in time at night being sucked away. And it's understandable that when we're at work every day we want to have fun when we can! Burning the candle at both ends is something that I'm very good at doing if I'm not careful.  For many of us, even when we’re really tired the reality is that we just don’t want to go to bed early when we get so little time at home after work to be with our house mates or partners.

And we live in an over-stimulated, hyped up world where many of us run around totally sleep deprived - literally ‘rest-less.’ We don't feel the natural call to sleep like we used to. How many of us say we're going to bed and then scroll through social media feeds for another 30 minutes? *Puts hand up*

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