My secrets to calmness

Here are a few ideas on how to de-stress during panicky and overwhelming times in our lives…

ONE MINUTE TO CALMNESS

Water that house plant of yours whilst taking five deep breathes in and out.

FIVE MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Have a piece of fruit alongside a warm cup of tea.

TEN MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Go for a brisk ten minute walk! Better yet, take a furry friend with you and try and be totally present by focusing on your breathing (and your furry friend) whilst you walk.

THIRTY MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Call your mum, or your sister, or your friend – and chat without having to ‘schedule them in’ for a quick chat – take your time and talk!

ONE HOUR TO CALMNESS

Unplug from social media (and better yet your whole phone/laptop/anything electronic) and spend one hour doing the forgotten chores in your home – try and allocate 10 mins per space – you will find you even get in a little workout by working fast!

A FEW HOURS TO CALMNESS

Pop on a fabulous Spotify playlist (I recommend Glen Miller), run yourself a bubble bath and light a candle… now grab your book and have a nice long soak!

ONE DAY TO CALMNESS

Engage in a new or forgotten hobby! If you’re struggling, try something creative… you may find you enjoy knitting or perhaps arts and crafts!

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The classic white shirt

Your wardrobe is not complete without at least one classic white shirt ladies!

I personally cannot resist one, they’re truly a versatile wardrobe staple for me, be it crisp cotton, soft linen or delicate silk – a white shirt is an essential piece.

Here are some ways to incorporate it into your daily style:

  • Pair with denim
  • Tuck into trousers
  • Use it in your power suit and wear a blazer over the top

The tailored shape of a classic white shirt does wonders to any outfit, however you style it, you can never really go wrong wearing a classic white shirt.

(Image courtesy of: A Mid Life Style)

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Tis the season to embrace the colour… RED!

Here are some ways to incorporate my favourite festive colour:

Festive kitchen – think tea towels, mugs, tomatoes on display

Festive nails – easy and oh so effective!

Festive animals – it will keep them warm too!

Red gloves + coat combo with a white scarf… heaven!

The bold red lip!

Finally… dig out the 80s suits! They are coming back into fashion!

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