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I was asked by a lovely follower of mine the other week for tips on how to deal with anxiety, to learn to stop comparing yourself to others and how to accept where you are while you’re getting to where you want to be.


A few things I like to remind myself of on the tough days.

We are all on our own journey through life

It is never a failure, always an opportunity to learn something.

This too shall pass, better days are coming,


And a few tricks to help keep you steady when the ground feels unsteady under your feet.


  1. Create a morning routine.

Get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning and make time for yourself to write down your tasks for the day and to note something you are grateful for, maybe do some breathing, meditation or affirmations, eat something nourishing.

Set yourself up to feel good and you’re halfway there.


  1. Nourish and Hydrate.

When we don’t feel our best it’s easy to forget to look after ourselves. Eating takeaways, chocolate, crisps, etc can give us a short term distraction but will ultimately leave us feeling sluggish, bloated, with low energy and can even effect sleep.

Sit down and plan out your meals for the week if you can or if that is overwhelming go day by day.


A basic sample menu:

Breakfast: Porridge with nut butter and berries.

Lunch: Wholegrain Sandwich with Meat/Fish/Hummus and some vegetables lettuce/tomato/cucumber and some cheese. A piece of fruit and a yogurt.

Dinner: Stir Fry with Meat/Fish/Tofu, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, noodles and stir fry veg

Snacks: Dark Chocolate, Oat cakes with almond butter


And drink your water! Too much coffee or tea can increase the anxious feelings.


  1. Surround yourself with supportive people.

A supportive community is key to helping you get through the toughest of times. Seek out the people who make you feel good, the ones who lift you up and make your world a better place. If you don’t feel like you don’t have these people in your life right now I would encourage you to look around – often people will surprise you. Another wonderful way to feel uplifted and supported is to look online – sign up to a website, get chatting to someone on instagram or in a forum.


I’m also a massive advocate of therapy, counselling or coaching – even if you don’t feel like you need it, I would encourage you to try it – what do you have to lose!


And the last thing to say before I go is – remember you are fabulous, you are uniquely you and that is your superpower.

Remind yourself as you look around you that you are only seeing the highlight reel – while it might all look fabulous on the outside I promise that everyone has their things, their struggles and their mountains to climb.

You are stronger than you think! xxx