Self love, mental health, and learning to say NO. We sat down with Georgia to discuss what self care and just leaving everything on read does for her mental wellbeing...
Georgia, wearing the Indulgence Bralette and briefs in Red. Buy here
You mention on your Instagram that you love to read as a form of self care. What has been/is a book you can’t put down when it’s me time?
One book I go back to, over and over again, particularly in times when I’m feeling stuck is “Unfuck Yourself” by Gary Bishop. It gets you out of your head and into your life, it’s brutally honest, so for it to make a difference, you have to have that level of honesty with yourself. It's become a sort of bible to me, I go back to it to learn and unlearn, its covered in post it notes and pencil marks on specific paragraphs and quotes that have resonated with me.
Being a model must mean people expect you to have a busy social life. How do you switch off and set boundaries?
Over time and learning the hard way I've to learned what self care means to me, it has coincided with learning to love and respect myself, which means understanding the things that serve me vs the things that don't. I'm very much learning and still make a poor decision from time to time, but that's part of it. The recurring thought is always "how badly do I want to feel great within myself". Don't be afraid to say no to what doesn't serve you, anything that robs your peace isn't worth it, and never underestimate the power of carving out time for YOU.
Don't be afraid to say no to what doesn't serve you, anything that robs your peace isn't worth it, and never underestimate the power of carving out time for YOU.
What is your go-to feel good music artist/genre?
The feel good music coming out of my speaker is a Studio 54 playlist, 90's R&B and Soul.
Favourite comfort food?
A bowl of pasta with a glass of pinot noir or homemade coconut chicken ramen.
As the world opened up again, a lot of people are left feeling overwhelmed with the sudden spike in their social lives. What’s your advice to any woman out there struggling to look after her mental health?
To any woman struggling with their mental health, I would say you are never alone. This shit has been hard. Please be kind to yourself; do little things for yourself that give you your calm. For me that looks like going on a MHW (mental health walk), hot showers, stretching my body out, reading or watching a favourite show or easy movie. Put all your energy into recharging your own batteries, or "filling up your cup". And there's no shame in wanting to seek professional help. Therapy has helped in ways I couldn't have done myself or leaned on my family or friends for.
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