4 Tips for Gaining Control of Your Day

Wednesday, 17 October 2018



If you’re anything like me, you flap about everything, and are on the move here, there and everywhere. Sometimes I lose my timings and thing get missed, so I’ve chosen my 4 top tips on gaining control of my day.

Breathing
When I started drama school, I was introduced to many new methods for relaxation. For me, I found breathing techniques to work the best.  I mean, okay, yeah we all know how to breath, and at first I was a bit like ‘this is a waste of time’ but hear me out! After many hours of lying on the floor breathing, which is at drama school,  believe it or not, is a class *LOL*  I realized that in fact I didn’t know how to breath effectively. Now you can google so many breathing exercises, but that can all be kind of overwhelming, so I’ve narrowed it down to my favourite.
4-7-8
Breath in for the count on 4, suspend the breath (aka hold it) for 7 second, then push the air out for 8. Then repeat this 4 or 5 times.
Give it a try, and I guarantee you’ll feel calmer! I like to do this when I feel my anxiety creep in to calm myself down, or when i’ m lying in bed at night.
Allowing extra time
 Anyone who knows me, will know above all, I hate being late. The thought of being late for anything fills me with dread and anxiety. Whether its for an important appointment or just to meet my friends, an extra 5 minutes to top up my lipstick always puts me in the right frame of mind.
 Having a plan
 Much to be boyfriends distaste, I am a hauuuge planner. When I go to bed at night, I always like to know the plan for the next day. That’s so obsessive, I hear you say! And yeah. Kinda is. But if I don’t I just feel like I’m floating around aimlessly. My brain works at 100 miles an hour, allll the time! So having a plan, allows me to have better time management and much more control over my day!

 Tidy Room, Tidy Mind
 I hate a messy room with a passion. But despite this, as hard as I try, my room always ends up being a little cluttered. I find whenever this starts to happen, I don’t sleep as well, and trying to get things done without distraction is a no-no.  I find looking at a tidy dressing table or freshly made bed, to be sooo satisfying and I immediately feel a lot more calm than then it was a cluttered mess. I always feel like I’ve got much more get up and go, and also slightly smug at how tidy my room looks!
I hope these little tips help you as much as they help me! If you have any comments, drop them in the box below and we’ll have a chat. Thanks Lovelies
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