The last 18 months have been a rollercoaster ride. There’s been a lot of stress and heartache and some positives which have come out of our new way of living. But change is hard and it is completely natural if some days you don’t feel positive.
This month we’ve asked our brand ambassador and elite gymnast Alice Kinsella how to stay positive in the midst of a sea of change.
As an elite gymnast, some days don’t work out as planned. However my training schedule doesn’t have much slack in it so I have trained myself to stay positive and these are my top tips for what works:
Start each day positively and with a plan. When I’m having my morning tea, I write down a plan for the and try to keep it to three things. If I’m struggling with anything I think what extra coaching or help I need.
Exercise is great for your mind. My life involves a lot of training but I also enjoy a leisurely walk with a friend. Being outside is definitely good for my mental health.
Rest and getting the right amount of sleep is key to a positive mindset. I try to minimise caffeine in the afternoon so my mind isn’t energised when I’m trying to fall asleep.
Be grateful – each day try to write down three things which you are grateful for, appreciating what you have rather than what you would like is a proven way to stay positive.
Be kind to yourself. If you’ve had a really bad day, treat yourself to a relaxing bath, early night, reading a couple of pages of your favourite book and try and think of one positive thing that has happened. This positive thinking can completely change your mind set on your day.
The final thing I would say would be that this saying is always good to remember. ‘This too shall pass.’
Nothing lasts forever!
Alice is one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming artistic gymnasts. She was the first British woman to win Gold on the beam at the European Championships, and has consistently performed on a global scale to achieve podium finishes. A promising career lies ahead, with her sights set on the World Championships and Olympics. Read more from Alice
Pennie Doddington – Data Systems Project Manager
This month, we were delighted to spend some time with Pennie Doddington, Ahmad Tea's data analyst. She's known for her…
Dominic Marriott – Senior Tea Taster
Dominic Marriott, is Ahmad Tea’s Senior Tea Taster and holds one of the most important roles in the company, we…
Adam Nawrocki – Logistics Manager
This week our employee spotlight falls on Adam Nawrocki. Adam is Ahmad Tea’s Logistics Manager and he plays a pivotal…
The Perfect Summer Dessert – Strawberry Cheesecake paired with English Breakfast Tea
This Summer we’ve teamed up with Eileen, an Afternoon Tea Expert who has suggested the perfect Summer time dessert recipe…
The Perfect Cucumber Sandwich and Earl Grey Tea Combination
The perfect addition to an afternoon tea, cucumber sandwiches and Earl Grey tea. We'll show you how to make the…
We’ve won again
We are delighted to announce that we have won another six stars from the Great Taste Awards, the Oscars of…
DR. ALI AFSHAR – DIRECTOR
This month, we enjoyed a pot of tea with one of Ahmad Tea’s Directors, Dr Ali Afshar. He shared his…
Miranda Bland – UK Sales Coordinator
Meet Miranda Bland, Ahmad Tea's UK Sales Coordinator and Receptionist. Discover her love for Ahmad Tea and favourite cuppa.
Tips for Healthy Digestion: Guest Blog
Tips for a healthy digestion in this guest blog. Learn how to improve digestive health through making changes to your…