Every so often we all need a digital detox

Every so often we all need a digital detox.
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Even if we don't feel or have social media comparison anxiety, we can still feel a need to post daily so we don't lose followers, and our followers don't lose interest.
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So if I don't post every day, please don't get bored and disappear. .
My Instafeed is real, not filtered, hoping to inspire, and may not always be real time as I'm not out every day and night. .
I'm often in many evenings on my own watching TV. My life can even be quite boring, mundane and even lonely. .
That is something that most people would not want to admit on their social media.
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I'm currently in the middle of writing a novel which is nearly finished, and that requires huge discipline, no distractions, sitting at my laptop with all emails and social media switched off.
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So today I've posted a bare-faced, no-make-up  selfie pic of my 64 year old me. Just as I am. No filters. This is me. .
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Even if we don’t feel or have social media comparison anxiety, we can still feel a need to post daily so we don’t lose followers, and our followers don’t lose interest.
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So if I don’t post every day, please don’t get bored and disappear. .
My Instafeed is real, not filtered, hoping to inspire, and may not always be real time as I’m not out every day and night. .
I’m often in many evenings on my own watching TV. My life can even be quite boring, mundane and even lonely. .
That is something that most people would not want to admit on their social media.
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I’m currently in the middle of writing a novel which is nearly finished, and that requires huge discipline, no distractions, sitting at my laptop with all emails and social media switched off.
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So today I’ve posted a bare-faced, no-make-up selfie pic of my 64 year old me. Just as I am. No filters. This is me. .
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It’s pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou

It's pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou
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Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable - so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable – so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

Was feeling in the pink last night

Was feeling in the pink last night. .
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At a jewellery launch by @azurelondonjewellery
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And an art exhibition by Dom Pattinson @artbydom
Both at Tramp  @tramp_london
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Then on to @under_thebridge .
With @disutherland
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Jacket past season
Dress past season
Shoes past season
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At a jewellery launch by @azurelondonjewellery
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And an art exhibition by Dom Pattinson @artbydom
Both at Tramp @tramp_london
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Then on to @under_thebridge .
With @disutherland
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Jacket past season
Dress past season
Shoes past season
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Happy Bank Holiday weekend

Happy Bank Holiday weekend.
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A tool is really anything that can help make your life better by helping you do a job faster, easier, safer or better.
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Do you have the right tools for a good work life balance and making your life the best it can be? .
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A tool is really anything that can help make your life better by helping you do a job faster, easier, safer or better.
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Do you have the right tools for a good work life balance and making your life the best it can be? .
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What I do

What I do.
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A press clip about me and my lifestyle,  image and lifechange  business in You mag about people who can help change your life.
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A press clip about me and my lifestyle, image and lifechange business in You mag about people who can help change your life.
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#tbthursdays to my late father and mother

to my late father and mother.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old

Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old.
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn't eat fast food as it didn't really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn’t eat fast food as it didn’t really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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If you take on the challenges that life offers you, they can take you to exciting places

If you take on the challenges that life offers you, they can take you to exciting places.
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When life offers you an opportunity outside your comfort zone seize it with both hands and go for it.
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I have just done this. .
Many of my age would not. I'm 64.  They would say " You're brave, I wouldn't do this, but well done." .
Watch this space. .
I am going to be part of an exciting campaign that is something I would never have considered doing a few years ago. .
I'm braver now and I have to walk the walk and talk the talk if I am going to inspire and bang on about positive body image, confidence and being yourself whatever age, shape or size you are with no filters. .
Be bold. Be brave. Be you.
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When life offers you an opportunity outside your comfort zone seize it with both hands and go for it.
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I have just done this. .
Many of my age would not. I’m 64. They would say ” You’re brave, I wouldn’t do this, but well done.” .
Watch this space. .
I am going to be part of an exciting campaign that is something I would never have considered doing a few years ago. .
I’m braver now and I have to walk the walk and talk the talk if I am going to inspire and bang on about positive body image, confidence and being yourself whatever age, shape or size you are with no filters. .
Be bold. Be brave. Be you.
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