Fox Sports Reporter, Daniel Garb lives in Bondi Junction Sydney and makes the most of his location by walking along the coast once a week. Although his dream job, working in the media can be quite stressful, which is why Daniel priortises exercise to keep himself physically and mentally fit. Daniel says walking, whether at the beach or at the golf course, helps him declutter his head and feel refreshed and relaxed.
Carla is a holistic health coach who also co-hosts a local podcast. From a young age Carla was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Over the past decade she has tried numerous things to help with her mental health. One thing that has helped her, is taking the time each day to have a brain date. For Carla what works best is having her brain date first thing in the morning in her living room. She rolls our her exercise mat, gets her foam roller and takes 30 minutes to spend working on her body and mind. Carla has made, stretching, foam rolling, meditating and priming all a part of her morning routine.
Eloise is a small business owner who works from home. Eloise talks openly with her followers online about how working from home takes a toll on her mental health. “It’s very hard to switch off. Your work space and your home space collide and it really got to me at the start.” Eloise offers content creation services to small business owners but she also preaches advice, encouragement and reminders for her clients to take a break and create a work life balance. Have you effer suffered burnout?
Matt & Ruth from @thrivingwithPTSD . The pair shared with us their experiences with PTSD; Ruth a witness to the Bali bombings and Matt a veteran of the Australian Army for ten years. These two are advocates for PTSD awareness. They have their own ebooks, workshops and more resources for mental health. Matt is also working with The Happiness Co, travelling around Australia to host workshops on depression & Ruth a meditation teacher. These two have such a gorgeous Brain Date. You can practically see the love beaming out of them and I think their brain date might have a little something to do with that.
This week @eloise.pascal shares with us her go-to brain date. Eloise is a mental health advocate who openly shares her history with binge eating and mental illness with her online following. Eloise is in a great place right now and she attributes this to continuously working on her self. Eloise makes time for herself each day. One thing which never fails to make her beam from the inside out is dancing! We’re sure many of you can relate to this one!
Ashley Matkovic founder of Perth networking group @fusionbizbabes shares with us her Brain Date. Ashley had the biggest event of her career this year which left her in a state of burnout. The first-time mum usually prioritises her mental health but finding a balance between motherhood and running a business took its tool on Ash. Ash believes if she had of stuck to her self-care routine of regular exercise and meditation that she would have handled the stress and anxiety a lot better. The community Ashley has created at Fusion is always there to support each other. There is nothing easy about being a small business owner which is why these women use each other for advice, support and guidance. Ash encourages all small business owners to get out of the house and find a community that you can lean on & learn from.