How to deal with being an anxious mess

How to deal with being an anxious mess | The LDN Gal

How to deal with anxiety

There is nothing like a bit of brutal honesty at times. Aside from all the ‘new year, new me’ rubbish, anxiety is a demon many have to live with around-the-clock. Here’s how to deal with anxiety.

Many people would not see a person as anxious. In fact, most may even believe they are confident and outgoing – a shock to the system when this is further from the truth.

In the last few months, I have had to challenge my anxiety head on. I’ve had to do this for my own mental health and personal development.

See, anxiety is a nasty beast. It leaves you isolated, disconnected and quite frankly exhausted. So, I made it my mission to change my relationship with my mental health.

How to boost your mental health and mindfulness

Here’s how to centre yourself and deal with anxiety:

  • It is okay to not be in control 24/7 – so what if you are late or say something ridiculous?
  • You can trust people – let people know how you feel and most will be considerate.
  • Talk more – it helps to talk about how you feel and to get a wider perspective on your concerns.
  • Take better care of you – put the dry shampoo down, wash your hair – you’ll feel better for it.
  • Dress up and get out – socialising always does you good, it’s only scary at first – step outside the front door.
  • Make time for you – find something you enjoy and do it often. Mindfulness is key.
  • Enjoy nature – take a walk and reconnect with your thoughts.
  • Structure your day – structure your day but allow for changes when needed.
  • Record your worries – If it helps, keep a diary and include your happy moments too!
  • Challenge yourself – Tackle anxieties slowly but surely and challenge your negative thoughts.
  • Sleep – if you over think too much, go to bed earlier. Also, listen to sleep delta waves (a lifesaver).
  • Be healthy – eat well and work out when possible. As a result, you will feel a lot better in your mind and body.
  • Breathing exercises – take deep breaths in and out for 7 seconds till you feel calmer.
  • Relaxation training – tense each part of your body for 4 seconds head-to-toe.
  • Seek support if needed – there is no shame in speaking to a medical professional. If you need support, contact your GP or local mental health support service asap.
  • Realise it is okay to have bad days! – Give yourself a break and start again tomorrow.

If you incorporate the above, your anxiety should ease up. Learn to centre yourself when you get anxious and utilise breathing and relaxation exercises when needed.

What do you do to challenge your anxiety? Have you tried any of the above?

Stephanie xox

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I am not a medical professional, this is advice based purely on personal experience

Get pearly whites with the Uber Sonic 👄

Uber Sonic Electric Toothbrush Review | The LDN Gal

Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush review

The Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush is sleek and efficient with an exterior crafted from brushed aluminium.

It comes as part of a subscription service ensuring your whites stay pearly with two replacement toothbrush heads being sent to your address each second month.

These refills are certainly a unique selling point, as well as the tooth whitening kit when you first sign up. You can choose to purchase these separately if you prefer.

Since using the Uber Sonic, I have noticed that my teeth do in fact feel great after each use when compared to my manual toothbrush.

So, what did I think of the Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush? 

The toothbrush has a timer inside that tells you every thirty seconds to change quadrant. The small toothbrush head makes it easy to reach difficult areas of your mouth.

Although the Uber Sonic is aesthetically pleasing, I would perhaps like a little more power. Nothing drastic, just a slight bit more intensity.

What makes the Uber Sonic oh so unique is its subscription service, gorgeous aluminium exterior and ease of use. You can buy the Uber Sonic here.

Have you tried the Uber Sonic yet? Do you prefer manual or electronic toothbrushes? 

Stephanie xox

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High Intensity Hiit trampoline workout at Rebound Revolution Bicester 💪

Rebound Revolution Bicester

Rebound Revolution Bicester review

Rebound Revolution Bicester offers a selection of workout classes including a High Intensity Hiit Workout Class. On realising the newly opened trampoline park next door did fitness classes, I was intrigued and decided to take the plunge.

So, let me hit this post off by establishing something. I’m pretty unfit at the moment. You know when you get a little bit busier and a little more indulgent, well the lb fairy has certainly paid me a visit over the past few months.

I guess it’s time to do something about it and I’ve made the executive decision to get my backside into gear and shift a few pounds. Looking around, I was a put off by the local gyms which seemed to all want to wrangle me into a 12 month contract. No thank you.

So, what did I think of the trampoline fitness class?

I was pretty terrified walking across but what could be more fun than bouncing yourself fit eh?  Arriving, I was given a pair of grip socks (included in the price) and ushered over by the peppy and lovely instructor.

At times during this hour-long session, I could have dropped to the floor. However, the feeling afterward was incredibly euphoric. Essentially, workouts are great for your physical and mental health.

After an intense mixture of aerobics moves, circuits, stretches and yoga positions, resistance and core training, I felt sweaty as hell and pretty damn accomplished. I’ll be returning and would highly recommend anyone give trampolining workout classes a try.

Finally, the fantastic class aside, the trampoline park itself is great. It offers 50 trampolines, a climbing wall, giant leap platform and airbag, wipeout area, basketball hoops and foam pit.

Book a Rebound Revolution Bicester workout class.

Would you ever try a trampolining fitness class? How do you stay fit? 

Stephanie xox

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Laser Hair Removal at Pulse Light Clinic London

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Pulse Light Clinic London

Let’s face it, removing unwanted hair is the bane of most people’s day-to-day routines. It takes time and investment in the latest and greatest hair removal products on the market to keep those stubborn follicles at bay.

Just imagine, if you never had to do it again? Laser hair removal treatment can offer that luxury. With time, hairs become sparser and sparser and ultimately you are left feeling a lot more silky smooth.

Just a ten minute walk from Liverpool Street station, Pulse Light Clinic London offers laser hair removal treatments, with discounts when you book block treatments of 6 or 8 sessions.

So, what do I think of laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal is a simple, effective and relatively painless treatment. It reduces unwanted hair on many women and men and thus makes your daytime routine all that more easier. It is also suitable for every skin tone and the wave lengths of the Gentle Max Pro laser are adjusted to suit individual needs.

After an initial consultation and patch test, sessions can be taken to suit preferences. The average amount of sessions is often 8 within a year, with a few top ups following. You will have to wait between 4 to 8 weeks between sessions depending on the targeted area.

Results are often seen after the first session and the entire process is swift and effective. The initial consultation and patch test is also completely free!

Pulse Light Clinic London’s newest clinic is located close to Liverpool Street, they also have two additional clinics in London, one on Fenchurch Street and the other on Tottenham Court Road. You can contact them regarding their laser hair removal treatment and plans here.

What do you think of laser hair removal treatment? Would you consider it?

Stephanie xox

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How to make a homemade skinny pizza 🍕

How to make a homemade skinny pizza

Your new go to homemade skinny pizza recipe

The skinny pizza is a low-fat, healthy and delicious alternative to the usual cheese and dough loaded affair. The best thing? It’s made with just a few simple ingredients!

Initially, you’ll want to gather the following from your kitchen:

  • White or whole grain tortilla (depending on your preference)
  • Tomato purée
  • Low-fat soft cream cheese
  • Your choice of toppings (I opt for vegetarian but the possibilities are endless, do feel free to get creative)

Once, you’ve got your ingredients, it’s time to start creating!

  1. Firstly, place your tortilla on a baking tray and smooth over a tablespoon of purée and follow with the cream cheese. Spread these evenly.
  2. Secondly, add your toppings as desired. If you are using meats, then be sure to have them cooked if required beforehand – vegetarian skinny pizza gets my vote every time. 
  3. Thirdly, it’s time to simply pop your pizza into your preheated oven at 200 degrees for a couple of minutes.

Voila, you have created a homemade skinny pizza! This low calorie pizza is not only swiftly made but surprisingly filling. Additionally, there’s no guilt if you eat the entire thing at lunchtime!

What do you think of this healthier alternative to traditional pizza? Would you try it?

Stephanie xox

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