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Don’t follow the BS


So how do you know the difference between fact and hype?

It’s a tough one. Social media is amazing. It is an incredible tool to share positivity, connect with like minded people all over the world and for me to build a business that has no limits. However it also has the power to become all consuming, define our mood and motivation and can become a source of self worth.

Social media is a ‘media’ it is not ‘real life’. It is no more accurate than the daily mail ‍♀ sure it’s funny and fun and allows things like this group to be possible but it’s important you find a way to cut through the BS.

My top tips:

1. Only follow people who actually inspire you. Not bodies or people who think will. A tiny waist on a 22 year old is NOT true motivation. It will only lead you to feel shit you’re no longer 22 with a 22 inch waist.

2. Only follow what you’re passionate about. I’m passionate about personal development and puppies – those kinda posts fire me up and make me smile so why the hell am I following booty queens and models? Hello unfollow.

3. Post content you want to post. Not what you think will get interaction. Integrity is what leads to true happiness. Business pages need to look slick, need to have a thought process and a strategy – a personal one should be about expression.

4. Like attracts like – if you post negative moany stuff – expect that to come back to you. Focus on finding a positive or don’t post at all. Gratitude is key to this – post on this to come ..

All in all. Just know social media isn’t real
Life – it’s just a highlight reel of people want you to see. Never compare because you never know what’s going on behind closed doors.

Stress


How’s work going? Stressful? 

 

How’s home life? Stressful? 

 

How’s training / diet? Stressful? 

 

How’s the commute or the school run or the housework? Stressful? 

 

We all have to deal with so much ‘stress’ that our bodies weren’t designed for. 

 

Stress in all forms will lower your immune system and increase the output of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the adrenaline hormone which was designed to protect us when we got into danger by raising our adrenaline, heart rate and senses but now we have this hormone pumping because we’re late, we have 100 emails or the kids made a mess. 

 

Cortisol is also the hormone that gets us up in the morning and sets our circadian rhythm or sleep cycle. 

 

The challenge with chronic stress is one of two things is happening to us all the time. 

1. We are constantly releasing cortisol so our bodies don’t know which way is up and therefore when is time to sleep and when is time to wake up. 

2. We are so ‘burnt out’ from high stress our bodies stop releasing cortisol in the amount we need and then we’re tired all the time so we then throw in loads of caffeine and that messes up number 1 even more … 

 

So my top tips (note I’m a realist – you can’t eradicate stress!) 

 

1. 1-2 shots of coffee a day at least an hour after rising 

2. Use other sources of energy such as b-vits, green tea, match and turmeric for a healthier boost 

3. Hit me up for a fizz stick sample 

4. Breathe. In and out when you’re having a moment and feel your heart rate come back down. 

5. Exercise – not the must kill myself by working out type – general activity – walking, yoga or even just some body weight work. 

6. Time out – 5 minutes listening to music or an Audio book in the car or at home will

Make a difference! 

7. No caffeine after 5pm and lights low and night mode an hour before bed. We use all

Lamps in my house. 

8. Never hit the snooze button. Get up no matter how groggy you are – give it a few days and it will make a difference! 

Tracking Progress


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Tracking progress in all of LIFE 

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