3. Talk us through your daily
Simone: "In the morning.... we walk it out! If I am overthinking and I wake up from an unsettled sleep, I know how my day will set so I get up and I walk. Sometimes I opt for an audio book - The Four Agreements is a great one!
I always to try to get my body moving through a daily workout and what I do depends on how I’m feeling, ranging from yoga to a more intense workout.
In the afternoons, whilst I am working away on my laptop, I have a candle burning and some aromatherapy. It’s really hard right now being at home and it doesn’t always feel like my sanctuary as I’m here 24/7 so I have my little pick me ups around me when I need them. I also love a brunch!
At night, it can often be hard to switch off - truly - so I prepare my room with my Himalayan salt lamp, pillow mist sprays and I take my CBD oil to prepare my body for sleep."
4. How do you balance your work and
personal life and ensure you’re prioritizing your mental health?
Simone: "Organisation and routine. It is the only way I can balance between the two or it is just chaos!
So, every day I make sure that I do something for me, whether that’s walking, working out, dancing, or even just binging on a feel good Netflix show, I have to have a little enjoyment throughout my day.
When I talk about organisation, I mean it. I actually put my self-care days in my diary the same way I would for all those zoom meetings and admin work to be done. So, make sure you make time for taking care of yourself in your diary, it's just as important!
Lastly, and most importantly, remember that it’s ok to say "no, I can’t do that right now". Don't be afraid of these words or worry that you might disappoint anyone. I have really had to learn that as I’m such a people pleaser and want to do anything and everything. But honestly, you can’t let yourself burn out. It’s not healthy."
5. Are there any go-to holistic wellness products you’ve
found that have helped you unwind/sleep better?
Simone: "Definitely CBD oil to help me relax. I also love my Epsom salts baths and essential oils. Breathing is important too. In our daily lives, we actually don’t really breathe properly so focus on your breathing before you go to sleep. Lay there and let the day go with each breath. Seriously. It can be truly calming."
6. Your parting
Simone: "It’s ok to feel how you’re feeling right now. It’s ok if what once worked isn’t anymore. Remember that the only thing we can control and have any kind of power over is ourselves. So, let’s do all we can to wrap our arms around us and to take care of ourselves."