Who better to write a guide for keeping it together that the author of the memoir The Elegant Art of Falling Apart. Luckily for us Jessica Jones put herself back together and shares with us her tips for staying sane. Follow Jessica’s guide and stay sane.
‘After decades of in-depth research and field-testing (read: cancer; addiction; car-crash relationships; financial disasters and occasional fashion faux-pas.) I have developed Jessy’s Patented Daily Stress Reduction Programme. It is oh-so simple and takes a maximum of 30 minutes out of my busy, busy day.
1. Write a gratitude list each morning. Just five things - but make it a different five things each day.
2. Meditate for 10-20 minutes. Because I am far from self-motivated I get help from the scion of serenity Andy Puddicombe at Headspace.
3. Stop. Whenever you’re feeling stressed during the day - stop. Now, imagine a ball of sparkling light above your head. Take five calming breaths - breathe in love and light, breathe out fear and darkness.
4. H.A.L.T. throughout the day. Ask yourself: “Am I feeling too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?” If the answer is yes, take action: eat; breathe; phone a friend; close your eyes for ten minutes.