Rich or Poor..Scrooge or Bob Cratchit?

The headline in the Daily Mail was

So who’s more caring, Scrooge or Bob Cratchit?

A study by a Californian University looking at different types of happiness found that having more money makes us ‘proud, self-satisfied and self-oriented.  By comparison they found that those with little money, depicted in Scrooges’s Bob Cratchit, feel more loving, and are more compassionate.

The findings which were published in the journal Emotion, found that those who are worse off face more ‘threats’.  The study seems to suggest that people with less income seem to have found  a way to cope.

What the study doesn’t reveal is what happens when the person with the higher income embarks on an act of kindness, interestingly as in the very same Dickens tale, when the rich man suddenly experienced the joy of ‘giving’, it changed everything.

Kindness is good for you, its official, and according to scientists the person offering the act of kindness benefits even more than the recipient!

So the moral of the story is clear, Dickens or not, whether you have pots of money or are struggling to get by, it all really comes down to your attitude – and how much you are prepared to give to others.  What this survey also doesn’t address is that whether you are ‘rich’ whatever that means ..or ‘poor’ whatever that means….you may still have blocks and limiting beliefs around money which prevent you from reaching your full potential.  It’s far too simplistic to suggest that everyone who is wealthy is self centred and those who feel worse off are more loving.

Check out the work that Liz Hancock does, she is a ‘wealth entrepreneur and creator of The 50k formula, she can help you to overcome those issues and get the success and happiness that you deserve for your work.  http://www.elizabethmaryhancock.com

New Year…..Its all Good for your business

It was great to interview Cassie Mendoza-Jones for Hay House radio recently, she wrote the  awesome book You are enough, and now her new release is Its all Good How to trust and surrender to the bigger plan.. Cassie is a Sydney based kinesiologist, business alignment coach, naturopath, writer and speaker, who works with women, and with entrepreneurs, healers, coaches and creatives who are driven, devoted and honoring their dreams, and who want to become more powerfully aligned to their bigger vision, clear away perfectionism, procrastination and overwhelm, and create their own version of a beautiful and aligned business and life.

Cassie is keen to remind us, especially those of us in business who so often feel that we have failed, that our failure doesn’t spell the end:  As Cassie says ‘Your perception of your failure is just that—a perception—and with awareness, self-compassion and aligned action, you can clear the disappointment and take aligned action to invite in clarity, and a new beginning’

At the start of a new year it’s easy to set ourselves up for failure, as we determine that next year we will be more focused, more successful, more influential…or whatever our goals for our business might be.

I have a very definite love hate relationship with ‘goals’ and resolutions and I like Cassie’s approach which is to suggest that as business owners we should set intentions rather than goal.  She has a fabulous tip which brings together the concept of intention and manifesting or ‘attracting’ what we desire.  She says we should try setting our intention, preferably in writing, make it something that feels important that we want, whether it’s to attract new clients, be offered a book deal, be invited to be interviewed on a radio show…and then add the words…or something even better…or you may want to add….or another wonderful surprise.

By adding these little phrases we leave the outcome open, we let go of the strong grip we can sometimes have on what we think we want, let’s face it when we look back, some of the things we thought we wanted for our work would have been disastrous if they’d come to fruition at that time!  Similarly it’s a good idea to let go of perfectionism.  Nothing works out perfectly all the time for anyone.  Sometimes it’s important to acknowledge our expectations but be willing to release them

Cassie saysA new you is born through the fire of failure: ‘Our failures and disappointments teach us so much; they help us back ourselves even more as we take steps in the directions of our new dreams. They help us change our mind, deciding where we want to align ourselves, allowing us to open up to a new way of being and thinking’ 

She has a nice calming affirmation –

‘I allow myself to dream and set goals, and also to be open to something even better flowing to me.  I trust that my intentions will manifest in the right time and in the right form for me. I trust that I am on the right path’

We discussed leaning into trust, and how we should trust that our most intense moments of feeling ungrounded may come right before your biggest expansion, so trust the path you’re on.  Cassie says ‘The crumbling down of what you know is paving the way for what’s to come; you simply can’t see the new path because the old mess hasn’t settled into its new beauty yet. The old is becoming the new; be patient, and trust. You’ll see it soon.

We also discussed clearing space just to be. In my own work I sometimes feel so completely overwhelmed and in chaos, my rational mind knows that there simply wouldn’t be space for anything new to come in, however deeply I desire it!  When I feel like that I now realise I must declutter both physically and mentally, I’ve taken to cleaning off a section of my desk, or finding a messy shelf that needs a sort out (they are abundant in my home!) the sense of order that comes from that is amazing,

I also try and lie down for a few moments and mentally close off all the thoughts that are flying around, she suggested I imagine that my mind is like a computer desktop with lots of tabs open (that’s easy to imagine – mine is always like that!) and mentally close them all down, ie the to-do lists, the obligations et al, until there is nothing open and we can do a complete shutdown, we hold that stillness where there is just a dark screen and a little ‘dot’ before it all swirls into action again. Preferably dealing with the ‘projects’ one at a time.

Above all this book reminds us that we can trust in ourselves and know that we are supported in our path, and when we let go of our expectations we can truly receive our dreams…or something even better.

It’s all Good by Cassie Mendoza-Jones is published by Hay House

 The time your dreams take to manifest is needed for your roots to take hold: Trusting in yourself and your path in life allows you to find the strength and courage to show up in life again and again after a disappointment, as your best self. It allows you to let go of your expectations, while still setting goals and intentions, and being more than okay to sit in those spaces in between setting your goals and seeing your dreams manifest.    Cassie Mendoza-Jones

www.cassiemendozajones.com

Spotlight Interview: Liz Mary Hancock

In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this interview I speak with Liz Mary Hancock, the wealthy entrepreneur coach, about the tricky subject of money and the impact it has on our health and wellbeing.

 

Listen to my interview with Liz HERE>>>

www.elizabethmaryhancock.com

I’m thrilled to be speaking at Liz’s ‘The 50k Formula’ event happening in London this Thursday November 30th and Friday December 1st 2017.

How to make £50k in the next year from your coaching/alternative health business WITHOUT spending loads of money on complicated marketing OR working all hours that God sends! Whether you’re just launching your business or ready and hungry to grow, getting to £50k is a realistic and doable goal to have.

I will be talking about being ‘The Authentic You’ in your business.

Grab the special ticket price now!

Secure your place here>>

Success Friday!

Why not make it success Friday instead of Black Friday….I’ve got a couple of great opportunities for you to work with me on either a one to one Power Visioning Call over the phone (or via Skype) or my ‘Get On Air Ready’ program, this is another chance to grab them at my discounted rates!

 

 

For just £149 – That’s £100 OFF! (usually £249), if paid for and call date booked before Friday 1st December 2017.

Please email janey@imperfectlynatural.com to book your slot now. Spaces are very limited at this price so please email me with details of your work and why you’d like this opportunity.

Spend 60 minutes with me and I’ll help you get clarity on your key messages and PR strategy. We’ll look at your current marketing and create a focus for exactly what you need to do to increase your visibility.

My fabulous clarity session happened at just the right time with Janey Lee Grace. Before our session, I was spreading myself too thinly and thinking too small. It felt wonderful to benefit from Janey’s experience, insightful questioning, inspirational mentoring and powerful presence. Now I feel clear on the actions I need to take to step into my expanded vision. I nearly didn’t do the session because I wasn’t sure it would make a difference but I’m so glad I said ‘Yes’. Being with Janey is a game-changer.

Monica Douglas-Clark

 

 

I love interviewing celebs on BBC Radio 2, I’m also a presenter on Hay House Radio and I present my ‘Spotlight Show’ on UK Health Radio – and for this show the guest list is up to me….so this is your opportunity if you work within the field of health and wellbeing / spirituality to have a consultation with me to get clarity on your key messages.

You will receive some ‘speed media training’ ahead of an audio recording which will be broadcast on UK Health Radio – which of course can be used for your own promotion (after the show has aired for 1-2 weeks across UK Health Radio you can have access to the 40 minute podcast).

I have limited slots available, for those who pay and secure their slot before Friday 1st December 2017 I am offering £200 off – that’s £497 for the whole package. It’s usually £697 to include the coaching call and the interview (plus promo on Social Media) but I have a maximum of 10 slots available at just £497.

Get in quick, here’s your opportunity to be interviewed by a top interviewer (me!!) AND have an invaluable coaching session which will help you with future interviews you are invited to do, and get your key messages out across UK Health Radio with all the promo that comes with that, AND keep the audio podcast for your own marketing use.

If you are interested email janey@imperfectlynatural.com now to secure your slot.

*Please note that your field of work/expertise must be suitable for UK Health Radio and the editor’s decision is final, we will inform you if your subject matter isn’t suitable for broadcast. See Terms and Conditions here

 

Great PR for Katherine from OMGTea – in November Issue of Prima!

I’m always thrilled when I see my clients appear in top magazines. Here’s a great interview with Katherine Swift, founder of OMGTea in the November issue of Prima magazine!

 

Thanks so much Janey. So happy with this and this is down to you!

Katherine Swift – Founder of OMGTea

If you want to have a bigger influence, then I have the opportunity to work with me as a ‘Changemaker’ and let me help you focus your vision, package it, and send it out into the world in a way that will be noticed, like Katherine! As a key influencer, I have lots of contacts to open doors and I know a thing or two about what journalists are looking for.

 

PR is an essential step in being seen and a having your own publicist can cost in the region of 2-3k per month, at least. You have a special opportunity to work with me as a key industry ‘Person of Influence’ on a 3-month collaboration for just £1,697 +VAT.

Read all details here>>

If you are interested in this opportunity to work with me please send an email to janey@imperfectlynatural.com tell me a bit about your work, your website and contact details, and the difference you’re making, and why you would like this opportunity to work with me.

 

 

 

Your life purpose according to Kyle Gray (It might surprise you…)

You may have seen the fabulous Kyle Gray on ITV’s Loose Women recently; Kyle is an angel expert with a difference. There’s nothing ‘pink’ fluffy’ or golden about Kyle, he is covered in tattoos, has a sharp wit, a taste for coffee and an alcoholic beverage on a weekend and he is incredibly successful as the ‘real deal’ for spirituality.

Kyle recognizes the need for truth and a desire to shed light upon some of the more complex spiritual subjects and with his internationally best-selling books and oracle card decks, he has become one of the most sought-after experts within his field.

The new book is called Light Warrior. Many people have used the term Light Worker and while the word ‘warrior’ might suggest a ‘fierce-ness’ and be aligned with ‘fighting’ what Kyle refers to is the power of spirit to overcome darkness, challenge and fear.

The book offers meditations, how to let your ‘shields’ down, how to protect yourself and having the courage to face fear.

One of the most fascinating bits of our interview was discussing life purpose. In the PR / media relations work that I do, I meet lots of people, often working part time as therapists and healers who really want to step into their ‘purpose’ and follow their dreams.  Many people feel they need clarity on what they really want, what they are good at and how they will spend the rest of their lives. I love reminding people of Wayne Dyer’s quote – “Don’t die with the music still in you

Kyle puts a different spin on this, and says our career is not our life purpose, it can contribute to it but according to A Course in Miracles, our life purpose is salvation, forgiveness and happiness.  Kyle points out that you don’t need to find your dream job to fulfill your life purpose, he reminds us that sometimes we have spent so much time stressing over the ‘divine’ life purpose that we have forgotten to be happy along the way.

Is that you? Are you forgetting to have fun? Guilty as charged your honour! …(sometimes)  I fess up, I am constantly striving to ensure my kids are thriving, my income is increasing, my clients are satisfied and my family are supported…the list goes on…There are times when I forget about self-care. 

I’m going to take a leaf out of Kyle’s book, he turns down more TV and press opportunities than he accepts, (much to the annoyance of his publicist I’m sure) and he values highly his relationships with his friends and family.  I’m not about to stop o helping people shine a spotlight on their unique brilliance, but I can remember to be happy.

Here’s Kyle’s Happiness Prayer…

Thank you universe and angels, for removing the pressure I have allowed to stand between me and happiness. Today I choose to take the weight of the world off my shoulders so I can unite with my greatness. 

And so it is.

Light Warrior  – Connecting with the Spiritual Power of Fierce Love by Kyle Gray is published by Hay House

Thrilled to see ‘Changemaker’ Ciara Jean Roberts in Top Sante Magazine!

It’s not easy to get into a top magazine, particularly for solo-preneurs and I’m thrilled that one of my ‘Changemaker’ clients Ciara Jean Roberts from Wholly Aligned is featured in the November issue of Top Santé magazine.

As a key influencer, I have lots of contacts to open doors for experts, authors and changemakers. I know a thing or two about what journalists are looking for, and it’s not just PR that we need, it’s often that we need to find the clarity and vision that we know is within us!

If you want to have a bigger influence and be a trailblazer, then you need the critical role of media exposure, people need to know what you are doing and have to offer. That’s where I can help you.

Work with me as a ‘Changemaker’ and let me help you focus your vision, package it, and send it out into the world in a way that will be noticed! I’ve got just two spots remaining so you need to move on this quickly. This is what you will get when you join me:

  • A Media Relations Consultation – we’ll discuss and refine your USP and PR Strategy to showcase your business to its best.
  • A video promotion – personally presented by me.
  • Press Release
  • A linked competition
  • Inclusion on our Social Media Sites
  • Press coverage
  • An Interview on UK Health Radio Show
  • ‘Changemaker Spotlight’ feature article
  • Personal Feature Blog

You’ll also get exclusive access to my private Facebook Group and be the first to know about media opportunities.

PR is an essential step in being seen and a having your own publicist will usually cost in the region of 2-3k per month, at least. This is a 3 month collaboration and a special opportunity to work with me as a key industry ‘Person of Influence’  for just £1,697 +VAT.

Read all details here>>

If you are interested in this opportunity to work with me please send an email to janey@imperfectlynatural.com tell me a bit about your work, your website and contact details, and the difference you’re making, and why you would like this opportunity to work with me.

 

 

 

Live and Die by Your Values

I’ve been to two thought provoking workshops around this, first as an attendee and then another as a keynote speaker, the topics couldn’t have been more different – and yet this definite theme ran through them both.

The first was called ‘Life doesn’t stop after 50’, how to enjoy a fulfilling third act, this was led by the inspirational couple Adrian and Judy Reith who are life coaches who have coined the phrase ‘Act 3’ to describe those years after the kids have left home, or retirement looms, those years when we can sometimes find ourselves searching for purpose and meaning, and a desire to ensure that we have left the legacy we had hoped we would. The second workshop was called ‘Business Breakthrough’ event for Wellness practitioners, I was speaking on the importance of recognising ‘You Are the Brand’ and encouraging therapists and coaches to get clarity on their message in order to attract more media attention and clients. There were other speakers too on ‘money mind-set’ and how to build your niche.

So, what did the talks have in common? Well, Judy and Adrian began by reminding us that we are all going to die, a cheery start, but an important one and they read the ‘Top 5 Regrets of The Dying’, as documented by a nurse working with terminally ill patients. The top regret was “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me”.

It seems many people felt their dreams had been unfulfilled, they hadn’t honoured even half of their dreams, and they died accepting that responsibility, knowing it was down to the choices they made.

In my presentation at the business event, I was speaking about the importance of getting clarity in your business, absolute clarity on what your USP is (I sometimes call this your YOU-nique brilliance), clarity on the ideal clients you want to work with, and clarity on the kind of business you want (no point in having a full client list and working 24/7 if that’s going to mean you don’t see your family).

How are these concepts linked? Well, Judy and Adrian spoke about the importance of identifying your values, they reminded us of the concept of a hot air balloon deflating, if you needed to throw out your values, what will be the last one you can let go of? If your life was in peril, what’s the one value you will cling to? They reminded us that goals not consistent with your values won’t bring happiness, we all know the old adage of the guy who strives all his life to ‘reach the top of the ladder’ only to find it had been against the wrong wall all along.

In my talk and in some of the other sessions at the business breakthrough event,  I also spoke about the importance of getting clarity on your values, on how you want your brand to be perceived, the kind of business you want, and who are the clients you want to work with?

If you have a partner or family it’s important to discuss your values with them, and find a way to accommodate theirs, if you have a business, make sure that you are attracting the kind of clients and community who would respect your values, if not necessarily share them.

Start with one of the many lists of values, (a few ideas below to get you started) add to the list if words are missing, circle the 20 most important ones for you, then reduce the list to 10, then to 5, mark them in priority order A-E – tricky, isn’t it?  But it’s critically important, if you discover that you aren’t living your life, (whether before or after 50) or running your business according to those values then you may need a re-think, if your number one value is ‘family’ and you haven’t been home in weeks, take a long hard look at that, if you are in a job you hate and are ‘putting off’ starting your business, or writing your book, ask yourself what you are waiting for? None of us know how long our ‘Act 3’ will last – you may not even make it to your ‘Act 3’! But if you are lucky enough to know your purpose, to have a desire to make a difference and know you need to share your work and your message with a wider audience, then there’s never a better time to start than right now…Remember one of my favourite phrases…” You don’t have to get it right, you DO have to get it going.”

 

Judy and Adrian are working with Inbound to fund and publish their book, you can get involved by pledging an amount (there are different levels and opportunities for coaching et al) and being part of this exciting project from the off, check out the video HERE>>

Janey Lee Grace offers coaching and workshops and is the author of ‘You Are the Brand’ (Filament Publishing) – available here>>

The Legacy of Louise Hay and A Reminder to Look In The Mirror

So sad to hear of the passing of the incredible Louise Hay the founder of Hay House. I had been aware of her amazing work for many years and when I became part of the ‘family’ as a Hay House author I felt privileged to be part of such an inspirational movement. I met Louise several times and of course heard her speak and read her books, when I do my talks / workshops on building confidence for your work and getting your message out there, I always cite Louise and how she insists on the importance of self-love and ‘mirror work’.

She had a great sense of humour and always carried a tiny mirror in her bra so that she could whip it out, look into it and say “looking good kid!”

There’s no doubt that despite not starting her company till she was almost 60, she leaves an incredible legacy, I love being a Hay House author, being a presenter on hayhouseradio.com and I’m also a customer of course, voraciously reading many of the books published by this wonderful company, and savouring her desk diary with wonderful little words of wisdom. R.I.P amazing Louise. Here’s an extract from a statement from Hay House:

Our beloved friend and founder Louise Hay transitioned this morning, August 30, 2017 of natural causes at age 90. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

Louise was an incredible visionary and advocate. Everyone who had the privilege to meet her, either in person or through her words, felt her passion for serving others.

Considered a founder of the self-help movement, Louise was dubbed ‘the closest thing to a living saint.’ She published her first book ‘Heal Your Body’ in 1976 (at age 50) long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body. In 1984, her second book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ was published. In it, Louise explained how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our emotional problems and physical maladies and how, by using certain tools, we can change our thinking and our lives for the better.

You Can Heal Your Life’ became a New York Times bestseller and spent 16 weeks on the list. More than 50 million copies have been sold throughout the world.

You can read the full legacy here http://www.hayhouse.com/louise-hay-legacy

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Here’s another chance to read an article I wrote after meeting Louise a few years ago, when she was sharing the stage with the late Wayne Dyer, thinking about it, that will be an awesome reunion in heaven!

Mirror, Mirror, on The Wall  

(First published in the Church Newspaper 2014)

You may have seen the rather odd phenomenon across blogs and documented in the women’s pages of daily newspapers about ‘Mirror Fasting’. It’s a new craze started by a blogger who was concerned she was obsessed with her own appearance. According to the journal of behaviour research and therapy, women look in the mirror 38 times a day, so to counteract this we’re being encouraged to try to resist the urge and not look in the mirror at all.

I’d like to encourage everyone to look in the mirror more oftenbut not in the name of vanity to worry about your wrinkles, commiserate about greying hairs, or pull faces to tighten your jaw. Indeed, I think we should be looking in the mirror in order to be appreciative, to show to love to ourselves as we really are.  

Recently I had the opportunity to hear Louise Hay speak, she has been in the UK for the ‘I Can Do It’ conference in Glasgow and London, with many other bestselling authors including the hugely successful Dr Wayne Dyer. Louise was once dubbed ‘The Queen of New Age’ by the New York times, after writing ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ in 1984, which has sold over 35 million copies.

Louise owns the extremely successful international publishing company, Hay House (I’m proud to be one of their authors) and she believes in affirmations, indeed she is a great advocate of what she calls ‘Mirror Work’ – looking in the mirror several times a day and saying “I love you“ (and add your name).  Just try it a few times (in private is fine) and you’ll realise how tricky it can feel. Most of us are so conditioned from an early age to be self critical, and have low self-esteem because we feel we don’t look ‘attractive’ enough or we’re not in some way ‘good’ enough. Louise by the way is not the flaky type you may expect, she is an extremely energetic 85-year-old who travels all over the world, is bright as a button and has just started taking piano lessons (“there’s many years in me yet” she says).

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If you’re thinking I really have gone all cosmic and new age now, I’d urge you to ask yourself how intact is your self-esteem?  Our children are constantly bombarded with messages of needing to look more ‘cool’ and looking up to size zero models. When there’s an increase of self-harming in teenagers, surely our self loathing has gone too far? I’m not suggesting that we all become vain and arrogant and ‘worship’ ourselves, but we could practice gratitude, a spirit of thankfulness that God has created us just as we are. The next time you look in the mirror and think anything other than “I love you”, remember that as you were made in God’s image you are technically criticising God too!

Genesis 1:27  – ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them’.

Janey Lee Grace is the author of ‘Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick’ (Hay House) and regularly presents the spotlight series of radio shows for Hay House Radio.

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Speed Relaxation

How stressed are you? As a nation, we are debilitated by stress and anxiety – from teenagers to elderly people, it’s a problem of epidemic proportions. Most of us are aware of the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome, it’s meant to be a safety mechanism – so that if we are threatened by a tiger or similar we are alerted and can take flight until the danger has passed. Today of course there are usually no tigers coming after us, but we are kept continually in this heightened state of being – on alert, and so the chemicals that flood our body to help us run fast, are being stimulated constantly. This leads to an almost continual state of stress, which makes us unbalanced, anxious, and can result in numerous physical symptoms too. Stress can make you ‘wired and tired’ as well as fat.

There are many ways to alleviate the symptoms of stress including exercise, good sleep, good nutrition and some form of meditation, guided visualisation or mindfulness, as well as of course therapeutic treatments. Breathing properly is important, we are often told to take deep breaths and imagine the words ‘peace’ or ‘relax’ as we exhale. Since most of us are super busy, and often too ‘stressed’ to diarise those important massages and treatments, here’s a few tips from experts in the know for ‘speed relaxation’.

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Cai Graham is a parenting coach and therapist and recommends ‘box breathing’ which really helps quieten the mind down and restore calm:

Imagine a box, trace the top of the box in your mind and breathe in slowly through your nose for a count of 4, trace the side of the box and breathe out slowly through your mouth for a count of 4, trace the bottom of the box breathing in slowly for 4, and then the other side of the box breathing out for 4. Repeat as many times as you need until you notice you are feeling less anxious.  www.caigraham.com

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Ciara Jean Roberts is a yoga teacher and naturopathic nutritionist, she suggests standing bare foot on the grass or sandy beach, this is commonly known as ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’, and is a simple technique that helps you to draw in essentially an energy infusion from the earth. There is increasing research around this area including how it can help to relieve chronic pain and reduce blood pressure. www.whollyaligned.com

Beverley Densham is The Angel Coach and the founder of Angelic Lifestyle, she says:

Wherever you are, shut your eyes & simply take 10 breaths in & out. Breathe in through your nose & exhale through your mouth & relax. Repeat 10 times. This can be whilst sitting, standing or lying down. This quick 10 breaths pick me up is one of the best daily relaxations you’ll ever do. You do have time! www.angeliclifestyle.com

Marian Bourne, creator ofGoodbye Stress and Burn Out: 90 Days to Reclaim Your Health and Energy’ agrees that just 5 minutes a day of breath work (alternate nostril breathing) can lower your stress levels, clear your mind and help you relax. And what if you knew that this would help you sleep better and improve your sex life? www.thebournepractice.com

Colette Bardell is a restorative yoga teacher who suggests another simple breathing technique…

Lie on the floor with your legs up the wall and focus on taking long exhales. This type of breathing triggers the rest and digest nervous system, lowering your heart rate and cholesterol. www.satisfythehunger.com

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Mindfulness is important too, being fully aware of what you are doing at any given time, Irene Brankin asks her clients to focus on something –  it can be anything, even a cup – simply observe it and see what you see and keep bringing your attention back to it (you can hold it in your hands). www.thevisiblewoman.com

I remember doing this kind of exercise while eating an apple, really savoring every mouthful and noticing the texture, it definitely seemed to calm me down.

So however stressed you are, take a few moments for some self-care – repeat after me…Relax