5 TIPS TO HELP YOU Celebrate Women’s Day

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  • Do you find yourself juggling with everything you need to get done?
  • Do you have a list of jobs that you never seem to get through and that carries into the next day?
  • Do you feel a sense of failure, helplessness or frustration?

All too often I find the women I work with are very hard on themselves. With everyday pressures women often leave their own needs to one side. The UN calls INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY a day when women are recognised for their achievements. There are many events taking place around the world today to celebrate just that.

So why not celebrate closer to home – starting with yourself! Click HERE to claim your SPECIAL OFFER of £300 off Treatments

5 Tips to help you appreciate and celebrate you…


Think of THREE THINGS that you have achieved in the past week – something that has taken will power or determination or effort to do – perhaps something you would praise a friend or your child for doing. This can be something like

* Making a difficult phonecall
* Helping a friend with something
* Taking time out for you
* Sorting a bill/MOT or car service
* Having a laugh with friends or family.

Now RECOGNISE the fact that you did it – think about how good it felt when you achieved it, think about how you would praise your friend for doing the same thing and then acknowledge what this says about you ie I am organised, I am a good mum, I am good at my job.

All too often we negate or minimise the small things that we achieve every day. We put ourselves down for not having ticked everything off the list or not having achieved something really big. By acknowledging all these little things you will start to appreciate the wonderful person you really are.


Acknowledge your emotions. If you’re angry, upset or frustrated – allow yourself to feel your emotions. From a young age we’re taught to suppress these feelings. Suppressing emotions can cause frustration, stress and resentment.

Ask yourself ‘what is this anger trying to show me, what is missing that I can address?’ Perhaps you need more ‘me time’ or to address an issue with a loved one. By addressing it you can free up space for you to read/relax/have a bath or speak about something that has been bothering you.

You can then start to become familiar with and address triggers before they get out of control.


Develop habits to treat yourself in a small way. Do you find yourself running around trying to get everything done, then flopping on the sofa exhausted in the evening? Think of something that would make you feel good. Then prepare for it during the day so you have something to look forward to at the end of the day.

* Create a sanctuary in your bedroom. Buy a book or magazine and resolve to go to bed early to indulge in a good read. Forget about the dishwasher or ironing for one night and relish that ‘me time’.

* Prepare for an indulgent soak and commit to leaving jobs to enjoy that well earned bath. Scented candles and an aromatherapy bath oil will all add to that sense of luxury and indulgence.  

* Good quality sleep is a must for proper functioning. Sleep deprivation goes hand in hand with anxiety. If you find you have thoughts going round and round in your head before going to sleep –  

  • Turn off computers and mobile phones at least an hour before going to bed
  • Use an eye mask or sprinkle lavender on your pillow
  • Practise some self hypnosis or relaxation techniques such as total body relaxation


Resolve to be present as much as possible. Anxiety and worry is often caused by worrying about a future event and is accompanied by feelings of being out of control. It’s like having a crystal ball and anticipating a dark and gloomy outcome. 

Focus on the present moment, take some deep breaths and recognise all the elements of your life where you are in control.  Once you regain or feel more in control you stop attempting to control events in a negative manner.


Remember your friends are your friends for a reason – you’re probably a good friend to them! So don’t be afraid to call a friend and tell them how you’re feeling. You will find that verbalising a worry or concern minimises its impact. Time spent laughing or reminiscing with friends is time well spent – and a great tonic for us women!

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International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme of this years IWD is #BeBoldForChange, the aim being to create a more inclusive gender equal working world. 


Claire McNulty is a Gloucester based Mind Coach and Hypnotherapist. Renowned for getting results, she specialises in helping people overcome anxiety. Her practice is based at Suite 9 Westgate Island in Gloucester (opposite Dunelm).


07765 182127 / 01452 750646