dancers mental health
A collection of 22 posts
Buddy Box Review: Send a Hug in a Box
We all know how trying the last year has been and the importance of looking after yourself. So why not treat yourself or a friend to some love by sending a Buddy Box from the Blurt Foundation. There are lots of self care boxes out there to try. I'
3 Steps to Support Your Mental Wellbeing Whilst At Home
Times are strange! Things are changing around us so quickly, and there is so much uncertainty. So how can you support your mental wellbeing whilst at home. Try out the three steps below. Set a Routine I have been quite luckily in that I am still going to work during
Goal Setting for Self Care in 3 Simple Steps
I've always been someone that sets goals. 5 year goals, weekly goals, daily goals. But how can we use goal setting for our self care. My 5 year goals are divided into categories of work, personal, family and financial. Each of these are then divided into yearly steps,
Surround Yourself With Positivity
One of the best things you can do for your wellness is surround yourself with positivity. There can be so much negativity in life, including things that affect our wellbeing without us even realising. Sometimes we need to put ourselves first and remove those things having a negative impact on
Open Up About Mental Health
1 in 6 people will experience mental health problems every week. Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. Hundreds of people took to social media to try and raise awareness of the importance of talking and opening up. But with 92% of dancers struggling with mental illness in the space
Tap Your Way To A Stress Free Day!
Just over a week ago I stumbled across an interesting app. Although it's not been long I wanted to recommend it so you could make your own minds up about tapping! Around eight years ago I was seeing a counsellor who recommended I tried EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Interview With A Dancer - Dan Martin
This is the first in a new series: Interview With a Dancer. Dancers and choreographers share their experiences with mental health and wellbeing within the industry. Dan Martin is a dancer and choreographer, based in the South West. When did you start dancing and what did it mean to you
Banish Those Monday Blues With These 3 Quick Steps
It's that time of year where the miserable weather can seem to be dragging. But Spring is nearly here! So banish those Monday blues and get motivated with these three quick steps. I've writen a lot about looking after yourself through self care recently, but sometimes
Finding Out What Motivates You
Some days it can be difficult to find any motivation. This time of year it is dark, cold and a little bit miserable! So finding out what motivates you can really help boost your work flow. There are lots of simple things that can boost motivation. The key is trying
3 Easy Steps to Kick Start Your Self Care Routine
For weeks now I have been posting about self care, whilst my self care routine slowly faded away to nothing. When things are piling up around us and we're feeling overwhelmed, our self care routine is the easiest thing to let slip. Over time this can really start
3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Mind and Refocus
Sometimes in life our minds can get cluttered. I know from balancing a full time degree, voluntary work and being a single parent, that sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the week. My to-do list can get very long and overwhelming. So here are my three top
When Your Passion Becomes Your Profession: How to Keep the Spark Alive
When your passion becomes your profession it can feel like an absolute dream. The dancing you've been practising since the age of three has finally become your career. However, the pressures around you can lead to your passion losing it's spark. So how can we nurture
Journaling for Self Care: Declutter Your Mind
If you have started on your self care journey but are still finding it difficult to fit in to your schedule regularly, then journaling might just be the thing for you. There are many benefits to adding this into your routine and you can do it anywhere at any time.
Self Care Is Not Selfish: Learning To Take Care Of Yourself As Well As Others.
Why is it so difficult to look after ourselves? Often we can feel like looking after ourselves is putting our own needs first. We can feel incredibly guilty, putting ourselves before others. In reality, it is not putting our needs ahead of others, it is looking after ourselves as well