Episode 3 + 4: Self-care Queen Georgia Dodsworth
It’s Self-Care Awareness Week (13th-19th Nov) and this week I’m joined by the founder of The World of Self-Care, Georgia Dodsworth.
- What tools you can use to track your time.
- How to pick your freelance projects and how to set your rate.
- Why you shouldn’t say yes to all opportunities.
- Deciding when to take time out and utilising self-care tools.
- Having a very clear and effective routine.
In this week’s episode, Georgia shares her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and explains how she became a successful freelancer while studying at university. This episode tackles a lot of heavy topics including suicidal ideation, self-harm and hospitalisation. We also discuss the importance of having a self-care routine and the value of activating your different senses when putting together a self-care plan. We explore how taking time out for self-care can help you to be more productive and well-adjusted, and to feel less anxious.
In this episode, we talk about how Georgia set up her own self-care routine. Georgia is extremely well organised when it comes to planning her days and she explains how this discipline has helped her BPD. Georgia’s routine includes:
- Using a Lumie light alarm.
- Writing Morning pages to get all her thoughts out on paper at least 3 times per week.
- Creating a to do list/ plan for her day.
- Applying makeup to feel ready.
- Not working in bed.
Natrellatree.com who sent me a free self-care tree. Check out Toggl to help you clock in and out of your projects. My personal favourite app for the Pomodoro technique is Goodtime on Android.
- Information on BPD from the mental health charity Mind
- Information on BPD from the NHS
- Self-Care Awareness Week
- Georgia’s website The World of Self-Care
- Self-care trees from Natrella