Rest more, stress less

rest, stress, resilience, reserves, hormones, fatigue, anxiety

Ask any athlete and they’ll tell you the value of rest.

Continual striving and pushing is depleting. This applies to work, exercise, partying, anything at all.

When did you last take a break in your daily life?

I’m talking about proper time to rest.

Rest can seem a little ‘unproductive’ but it’s essential for your well-being.

Making regular time for rest will help you create a strong base on which to build everything else.

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Creative self-care

homeopathy, London, East London, hormones, easier

As part of my general ‘take care of myself and be happier’ plan, I like to make things with my hands.  Having a small creative project on the go is something I really enjoy.

I learned to knit from watching my Nan. She always had a project on the go. All her friends and neighbours would give her their leftover yarn which she kept in a box under her sofa and she used it to make blankets for various animal rescue centres. 

Whenever she came to stay she brought a bag with knitting and slippers. We’d sit on the sofa together watching whatever was on TV and she patiently taught me how to knit.

It took me a while to take it up again, and I was determined to knit more than a simple square…

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How to be more productive

Homeopathy, East London, productivity, stress, work-life balance, immunity, hormones, skin

If there is one major cause of stress, it is a busy life. Too many things to do, and not enough time to do them in.

I know that when I’m feeling stressed, it’s because I’m over-committed. It’s hard to say no to things when you want to do them.

I’m still working on that.

In the meantime, I do my best to make the most of the time I actually have.

Here are my top tips for being more productive.

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