1 BE DECISIVE
My biggest strength is making decisions on the spot. My biggest weakness is my tendency towards perfectionism, which I try to keep in check!
2 GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
To create change in life, you have to push into new territory, so I actually look for challenges and tackle them head-on. This has made me realise that the things we worry about are never as bad as we imagine.
3 FUEL YOUR BODY
The key to eating well is to keep choices simple and enjoyable. I fuel up daily on whole foods, fresh fruit and veggies, lean proteins, good fats, and plenty of water. And, of course, I never skip dessert!
4 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
My mother and grandmother are my greatest role models. They are strong, intelligent women who taught me that it’s important to respect and believe in yourself, while still being open to learning, growing, and improving.
5 ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS EACH DAY
The highlight of each day is when my husband, Bill, and I enjoy our afternoon ritual of a walk on the beach or in nature. We switch off our phones, connect, and talk about our day, which helps us start to unwind and relax into the evening ahead.
6 SPEAK UP
It’s important to stand up for yourself and what you believe in. When you don’t seek the approval of others, you can make your own decisions and back yourself 100 percent.
7 START THE DAY WITH MOVEMENT
I start each day with 15 minutes of stretching, then a walk with my dog. This boosts my endorphins and mood. I also exercise for an hour a day, mixing up interval training on the treadmill at home, with yoga, bodyweight exercises (usually abs, push-ups, and wall sits), a Pilates class, and also strength training with my personal trainer.
8 EMBRACE SELF-LOVE
I believe self-love and self-confidence go hand in hand – and they start with making a commitment to put yourself and your wellbeing first.
9 CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE
I don’t really think about work/life balance. I’m more interested in creating an overall life that I love. I’m so passionate about my work that I don’t feel I have to keep my work and life separate.
10 CONSIDER FEEDBACK AND THEN ACT
I used to respond to criticism by either defending myself or justifying my point of view. Now I stop to consider if it offers any valuable feedback that I can learn from. Only then, do I decide the best way to respond.