Self-Care Sunday – Managing Stress

As I shared with you last week, self-care is one of my favourite things to talk about AND is also something that I consistently work to make a part of my own life. In fact, I’m so sure about the power of self-care that it’s the focus of my upcoming book – Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to Focus on You.

In order to celebrate the launch of my book I am going to be sharing one topic from the book every Sunday for 12 weeks. This is something that I got started with two weeks ago, and you may have caught the first video on YouTube!

Last week as part of my Self-Care Sunday series I was talking about Managing Stress.

Managing your stress levels is an imperative part of living a happy and healthy life. When you let stress get the better of you then your health can suffer the knock on effect and your happiness will also be harder to maintain. You may find that your ability to focus and concentrate is impeded, and that your relationships with other people become more difficult to manage. It is also normal that your anxiety levels will increase!

An important part of overcoming your stress is to create the positive mindset that you want for yourself. So, instead of telling yourself and everyone else that you are stressed out, try to say that you are powering through and that you are getting on top of all that you need to do!

In the following video I share some of my insights into living a stress-free life and also talk you through a super simple breathing technique that you can do to combat present moment stress! You can do this anytime, anywhere AND nobody around you even needs to know that you are doing it! This means that you can bring back some calm into your mind and into your day regardless of the situation that you are currently in.

I have put together a downloadable PDF for you to look at alongside this video, and you can click here to enter your email address and receive this download!

Also, if you have seen my new wellness for women membership site – Truly Julie – then you will know that I am on a mission to inspire and motivate women to become healthier and happier – and I would love it if you would join me on this journey as we move towards the end of 2017!

Self-Care Sunday – Emotional Eating

As you all know, self-care is one of my favourite things to talk about AND is also something that I consistently work to make a part of my own life. In fact, I’m so sure about the power of self-care that it’s the focus of my upcoming book – Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to Focus on You.

In order to celebrate the launch of my book I am going to be sharing one topic from the book every Sunday for 12 weeks. This is something that I got started with last week, and you may have caught the video on YouTube!

For those of you who missed it, the first topic that I wanted to explore with you was Emotional Eating.

Emotional eating is something that we are all surely sometimes guilty of! Everyone does it – myself included – but it is important that we recognise this behaviour in ourselves and that we work to overcome the source of our issues.

The way in which many of us live, with packed out schedules, stressful jobs and so many things to keep on top of, means that turning to food for comfort is often easy to do. It can feel as though food is the only thing that will fill the void after a long day, and most of us will know already which our go-to foods are!

As I discussed in my first video in my Self-Care Sunday series, the most important thing when it comes to emotional eating is to acknowledge your feelings. When you know that you are eating to soothe your emotions, make a conscious effort to understand your feelings in this moment. Listen to these thoughts and don’t beat yourself up for feeling this way. This can help you to develop a deeper understanding as to why you are engaging in this behaviour.

Creating healthy habits in regards to your eating, and breaking away from any negativity that exists within your relationship to food, is the best way to move forwards and away from emotional eating.

I have put together a downloadable PDF for you to look at alongside this video, and you can click here to enter your email address and receive this download!

Also, if you have seen my new wellness for women membership site – Truly Julie – then you will know that I am on a mission to inspire and motivate women to become healthier and happier – and I would love it if you would join me on this journey as we move towards the end of 2017!

Superfoods: The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods

The 12th of March of 2015 will see the release of my first cookbook! My book, ‘Superfoods: The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods’ is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and an amazing discounted price. Ordering now will ensure you get the book for this low price, delivered to your door on the day it hits the shelves!

This hardback cookbook contains 90 of my very own recipes that prove how easy it is to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet. The 90 recipes that are found inside the book use a variety of superfoods, grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other whole foods in your cooking.

The essence of the book is demonstrating that a way of life that involves high energy levels, weight loss, optimum blood pressure and a low cholesterol level is possible! And all you need do to work towards it is to embrace plant-based, wholesome foods that aren’t packaged, processed or full of refined sugar! A diet of this sort will also do wonders for your skin leaving you looking as youthful as you’re bound to feel.

All of the recipes in the book are meat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free! They give you an introduction as to how simply adding more good foods into your diet can naturally crowd out the bad ones. Instead of telling you what you can and cannot eat, the book is a tool for increasing your intake of nutrients whilst still enjoying the flavors you love!

It is one of my greatest ambitions to simplify the often complex topic of nutrition so that nobody believes it to be a concept that they can’t understand. By making nutrition easy to understand, I then strive to encourage people to expand their dietary horizons. In doing so, not only will their physical health benefit, but also their mood, their motivation and their outlook on life!

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