This week I’m chatting to stylist, blogger and broadcaster Holly White whose warm smile simply lights up a room and when we bumped into each other last week she was beaming and I’m not surprised as 2016 as new as it is has already been a huge year for Holly. She got engaged to the love of her life and has also started her exciting new role as fashion contributor to UTV Ireland’s prime time show ‘The Pulse’ Holly radiates health and wellness so lets see how she does it….
How would you describe your lifestyle?
My lifestyle is quite healthy over all. My work is a combination of pressure and creativity but I do really love it so I think that makes it all worthwhile and keeps me motivated through the stressful times.
What’s your favorite food? Naughty or nice.
Raw chocolate is high up on the list. I make my own or else there are some great ranges in health food stores
Do you exercise and if so what do you do to keep fit?
Exercise has become really important to me since starting to train with John Belton and his team at Number 17 Personal training. Having a trainer forces me to turn up even when I don’t want to and I genuinely know it reduces stress and irritation.
How do you find balance in your day-to-day life?
I feel this is a work in progress. Some days become busier and there are deadlines and I can’t always push things back. I find I just need to go with things when it’s busy as not replying promptly to emails makes me more anxious but I always switch off on a Sunday.
How do you manage stress in your life? Do you meditate? Have you ever tried it?
I have the Headspace app and I sporadically use it. I always feel the benefit when I get into the habit of it.
People often set goals or intentions as they go through life. Is this something you do?
I really believe in visualization and always before filming run through the script in my mind and how I want to feel after filming or at the end of a project. I find my goals are more about how I want to feel, rather than what I specifically want to achieve.
How do you unwind after a busy day?
Ideally I would go for a walk and switch off but more likely I lie on the couch and watch Kardashians. Playing with or grooming my two cats Tom and Will is also very soothing!
It’s the weekend, what do you do for fun?
I love baking – anything from Deliciously Ella or Susan Jane white that’s gluten and dairy free. I’ll try to fit in a spin class on a Saturday, catch up with friends and on a Sunday maybe go for brunch, have a glass of wine and possibly shoot a blog post.
What’s your top health tip for our readers?
Exercise is the cheapest form of therapy and become educated about your food and the connection between how you feel and what you eat.
Finish the sentence – Being complete for me means…
feeling content with who and where you are, and the people around you.