“Even one night of disrupted sleep is enough to impact on how you feel and look. Poor sleep disrupts our cells nightly repair process so our skin becomes dull and out of kilter. Messed up sleep also impacts our mental health and hormonal balance, so we struggle to concentrate, manage our appetite and be tolerant with others. Lack of sleep has also been shown to have a hugely negative impact on our physical health – raising risk of heart disease and mental illnesses. More evidence emerges every week about the fact sleep is the third pillar of healthy lifestyle, as important as diet and exercise.”
Kiss the Moon Jo Foster
On Being Mindful
“Remember, all the things you’d love to do, that you can afford to do (if you work as hard as you do, then you deserve to treat yourself, surely!). Tick them off as you go and add more as you think of them. Pin the list up on the fridge, or somewhere visible so that you have the consent reminder that you matter, that you are acknowledged, that you are looking out for you too. Go for it!”
Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach Yvonne Wake
“Too often people wait until their battery and body are really stretched and low. Taking time out even if it’s only 10 minute every couple of hours to just sit and take a few deep conscious breaths can make such a difference. It’s stress that blocks and locks you down, mainly because of the emotions we attach to it, so it’s very essential to interrupt this mindset and breath work does this beautifully.”
Holistic Healer Michelle Roques O’Neil
“Being mindful helps us to make conscious choices; with the way that we live ….faster and faster….trying to fit more and more into each day, with barely enough time to exhale, there are always going to be choices to be made and all too often our choices can end up being ones that alienate us from ourselves and those that we care about. If you practice making conscious choices, you stand a good chance of creating a more’ wholelistically’ balanced life (I’m not sure if that’s even a word ….but you get the gist of it) that reduces the tendency towards an unbalanced life of extremes and pulls you back to your centre, whatever your centre is. Being mindful can help to reduce feelings of being fragmented, scattered and out of control. Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and take a mindful moment whenever you can.”
“We cannot control other people, their thoughts, actions or reactions. We never will. The ONLY person we control is ourselves. When you are facing a stressful situation, remove yourself from it for a moment, looking at it from an outsider’s perspective, and ask yourself what you actually have control over. Reminding yourself that you do have control over your actions & reactions, and how you choose to deal with them, empowers you. It allows you to make better choices that serve your Highest good, rather than making several poor decisions in an attempt to regain power.”
Success Coach and regular contributor Lisa Cybaniak
“All of us have it within us to control our stress, no matter how awful life is. Knowing what negative effects it can have on your body (even on a cellular level) is the first step and thereon you take control of your life because it is in your hands. The key to wellness and happiness is in ourselves and we need to take control of that.”
Dr Hind Al-Husain
“Find those things that make you feel happy or joyful… take some time out for yourself. When life builds up and you feel like a pressure cooker that’s about to explode, it’s having things in your arsenal that you can just tap into straight away.”
Sonia Greyson Newman
“Don’t stress about being well. Create healthy habits to live by but ones that we actually can live by. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Don’t sacrifice good in pursuit of perfection.”
Karen Cummings Palmer
“Firstly, it’s worth noting that eating three solid meals a day can help manage stress, by keeping blood sugar levels stable so you’re less likely to get ‘hangry’ and start spiralling.”
“Up to 70% of our immune system is situated in our gut, so it’s important to keep it functioning well for optimal health. After all, we are what we absorb – not what we eat! One of the best ways to promote good gut health is to eat fermented foods which promotes the growth of friendly bacteria – think sauerkraut, kimchi, yoghurt, kefir and miso.”
Nutritionist Sandra Greenbank
Global Wellness Day Competition
To celebrate Global Wellness Day, we knew we had to hold a competition just for you all. *THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*
Want to win this Wow Beauty Global Wellness Day Competition toolkit?
You can enter 3 ways (each platform is considered another entry)
- Follow us on Instagram or Twitter and like the post here and here. Then read our Global Wellness Day Post and tell us which tip resonates with you the most!
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Competition ends Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 12PM BST.
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