We've caught up with the Founder and CEO of EQ Minds, Chelsea Pottenger, an International Motivational Speaker and works with Fortune 500 companies. EQ's mission is to empower and educate people to take care of their mental health.
EQ Minds tips on embracing change and practising mindfulness
In this challenging time of COVID, it is more important than ever to slow down and ensure you and the people around you are safe and well. Chelsea shares her tips on staying well.
Tip 1. Put your gratitude glasses on
Put your gratitude glasses on. List 3 things you are grateful for today. By being grateful for 30 seconds per day, it can change your gene expression to positive. Interrupt worry with gratitude. Interrupt fear with gratitude. A grateful heart is a magnet for happiness.
Tip 2. Meditate
Meditate. Life is all about balance. A tilt between busy and calm. Meditation is one of the smartest things you can do, but only if you want to decrease stress, anxiety and improve your memory. Sometimes it’s perfectly Ok and absolutely necessary to shut down, kick back and meditate.
Tip 3. Set your morning up for success
Set your morning up for success. Instead of checking your phone when you first wake up, which is detrimental to our brain in the first 8 minutes - do something more positive for the brain. For example, you could do some journaling.
Journal prompt ideas:
#1 What is the number 1 thing I need to focus on today for business (and you land that plane first!)
What I mean by this is, is I am very proactive with my company EQ Minds before 10am and I’m not reactive to the external world. I don’t check emails, I don't respond to texts, Instead, I stay razor-focused on strategically what is the most important thing I need to do for my company and we land that plane first before we move onto anything else.
#2 What is the number 1 thing I need to focus on today to take care of my mental health and wellbeing.
"If your wellbeing doesn’t get scheduled in your calendar it just doesn’t get done."
If your wellbeing doesn’t get scheduled in your calendar it just doesn’t get done. If you cant intrinsically motivate yourself to take care of you because you feel too busy, then I ask you to think about someone you love the most in the world and you do it for them. What I mean by this, is my daughter who is 5yo is the love of my life. She doesn’t deserve a burnout, stressed, anxious Mummy at the end of the day.
This is why every day I move my body, I meditate, I eat well, I honour my sleep and I make time for play and fun. I also have a massage weekly :)
Reasons why you became a GC Premium Member
The reason why I love GlamCorner Premium is that it makes a positive impact on the environment. I’m not contributing to landfill, which is important to me. We also love to support local companies and those that are B Corp certified.
Secondly, I like to have a minimal wardrobe. From a research perspective, if we have too much clutter around it causes cortisol to spike in our brain. Therefore I stick to a capsule wardrobe for each season. I purchase a few high-end products each season and then I hire complimentary pieces from GlamCorner. This equips me with a range of clothes and colours that sometimes I normally wouldn’t buy.
The designers I really like on GC premium are Camilla and Marc, Ellery, Rebecca Vallance, Scanlan and Theodore and Natasha.
"Giving is one of the main pillars for happiness"
Thirdly and most importantly, with the money I save, it enables me to contribute to charities that I support such as R u Ok? And The Gidget Foundation. Giving is one of the main pillars for happiness, so we give regularly to mental health charities and because we love the work they do with raising awareness.
Join EQ Minds sessions
With any purchase of the new EQ Minds Vision Boarding program this month, GlamCorner members will go into the running to win a 1:1 mentoring session with EQ Minds Founder and International Key Note speaker, Chelsea Pottenger. In this session, Chelsea will share with you her own tips and work with you to adopt an expansive mindset, create a vision, set achievable goals and unlock your potential. RRP: $5,950 (Ex GST).
Check out her new vision board program here: https://www.eqminds.com/store
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