Lunch Breaks – the rules

I think you know this already but maybe don’t acknowledge it or feel you can do anything about it? Motivation is finite. The further you get into the day the less of it you have at your disposal. The perfect time to top it up is lunch time! […]

Working from home? Here’s how to start your day!

It might surprise you to find that I’m not going to tell you much about how to start work… although I will end up there. This is because what you do before you start your work day is so important no matter where you are working but at […]

Is just enough enough?

Earlier this week I was talking to a group of final year students at the University where I work about self care. They are currently entering their final stages of their undergraduate degree, on placement, writing dissertations, and balancing all of that with family and personal life. I […]

Time to set some real goals! 10 things!

Now that we’ve got January out of the way it’s time to set some real goals. We’ve moved past the New Year resolutions we’ve probably already forgotten about (!!), we’ve finished off the Christmas sweets, and now we have the rest of the year to go at! Come […]

It takes longer than you think…

Turns out writing a book takes longer than you think and takes up more time than you could ever imagine! I’ve recently finished writing a book with Lisa Watson and Steph Hunter and it’s been wonderful experience to get my words onto paper ‘long form’. I love writing […]

Water, water, everywhere.

You’ve probably heard this before…. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79% water. Even your ‘solid’ bones are 31% […]

Small steps end in big results

What’s your relationship like with exercise at the minute? What historically has exercise meant to you? What exercise did you do in the last week? I used to find that how I felt about exercise was rooted in how I felt about it as a teenager. With my […]

Discipline! Let’s get to work!

Last night felt like a watershed moment in some ways. Although as with most things about self care these moments are simply reminders of things we already know either instinctively or because we’ve been told them and are choosing to ignore our knowledge. I was reading Daily Self […]

Get outside!

Outdoors is great! We love walking or being away in our folding camper. Get the sun on your face and the wind in you’re hair! We’ve spent the day at Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire and it’s been wonderful! Some gentle exercise, some sunshine, some beautiful scenery…. and […]

Gonna make you sweat!

So, what’s your relationship like with exercise!? On and off? Non existent? Gym bunny!? What exercise did you do last week? What are you planning this week? And why does it matter? Exercise is the second element in the self care trinity (more here). We’ve already talked about […]