Georgie Crawford lives in Dublin with her husband Jamie and daughter Pia. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32 and has since gone on to create The Good Glow podcast. Georgie felt there was a need for women to put themselves higher on their own to do list and to prioritise self care.
What does self-care mean to you?
It’s time. Time for yourself to give yourself what you need. Whether that’s meditation, a walk in the park or even a date night with my husband. Self care is essential for me in order for me to give my best self to everyone else.
If you had 5 mins to do something nice for yourself what would you do?
I love to get outdoors. In winter, to wrap up really warm and bring my dog for a walk, or in the summer I love to meditate outside. There is something so healing about being outside in nature.
How do you incorporate self care into your daily routine?
Sleep is really, really important for me and I make sure to prioritize this. I don’t burn the candle at both ends anymore. I make sure I have time to prepare good, healthy meals for myself, I don’t push myself to be all things to everybody anymore. I have slowed right down and exercise has become a big part of my life. I listen to my gut and I really trust it.
Do you have anything that adds a touch of luxury to your daily life?
I’ve given myself the luxury of time. I left my job in radio last summer to concentrate on my podcast. The stories we tell on the podcast bring so much positivity to my life. Time has allowed me to spend more time with Pia, to stop and be grateful for my life every single day and to take it all in.
When you feel like treating yourself to something extra special, what do you do?
When I need space to think and plan I always book myself into the spa. Something I wouldn’t have done before I got sick. I love having that me time to step away from my phone, to have a day of silence to spring clean my mind.
What’s your favourite spa treatment?
A facial every time. I rarely get anything else. I just cannot resist a facial.
What is the first thing you reach for when you are winding down?
Cleanser. I cannot sit on my couch or relax with make up on my face. I just wouldn’t be able to switch off. After we put Pia to bed, I wash my face and do my skin care routine, just so I can finally switch off.
*As a thank you to Georgie for taking part we have made a donation to Breast Cancer Ireland in her name.