MENTAL MUTHA MEETS MAGNIFICENT STANLEY

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS MAGNIFICENT STANLEY

 MAGNIFICENT BECKY BELFIELD THE MADRE BEHIND THE EPIC ONE GIRL BRAND

MAGNIFICENT BECKY BELFIELD THE MADRE BEHIND THE EPIC ONE GIRL BRAND

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS MAGNIFICENT STANLEY

Are you a mental Mum or a Mum that’s mental?

I’m a mental mum

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Meditate? Talk? Hide?

I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression since I was 16. When I feel overwhelmed I plunge myself head first into work. It’s the best distraction. It’s the only thing that makes me feel in control of myself and my life. It’s my happy place.

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?

I’m always transparent and honest about my mental health with mum friends. They also struggle so I know I’m surrounded by the most understanding mum mates.
Hannah from @hannahsvan gets me more than anyone. She’ll let me panic attack down the phone at midnight.

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kid’s?

I’m as honest as I can be with Herbie who is 5. When I’m feeling anxious or down I just tell him I’m tired and feeling a bit sad. He always gives my sympathy and cuddles.

Who helps you in the dark? (In your pits, your mental rock bottom - who is your hero?)

When I hit my mental rock bottom I cling to my husband. He’s the opposite to me. Very level headed and practical. He gives me the kindness and space I need, whilst balancing me out. Poor guy has learnt to be very patient with me.

What helps you in the light? (Meditation? Procrastination? Perspiration? People?)

In the light my family are the best. As are my amazing friends who let me take the kids to theirs for tea!

Is it hard to talk about your mental health? (Doesn't mean on Instagram necessarily, but do you feel the stigma is lifting and do you feel safe to speak your mind, even if it is possibly 'mental'?)

When anxiety grips I’m always brutally honest about it on my business Instagram. At first I thought it was unprofessional, but then I realised my customers have become friends and ‘get it’. They respect me and my business all the more for it. I think it’s a place for honesty, and in a world of IG perfection, it’s important to show that not everyone has their shit together.
My customers are the best support network. I’m all for removing the stigma and shouting ‘I’m on medication!’ From the rooftops.

Where’s your head at?

My head is currently fizzing. Riddled with self doubt about managing alone with the kids (my husband is off on tour for another stint). It’s frightening to know I’m alone with a 1yr old who doesn’t sleep and won’t stop breast feeding.  I’m super excited about my new collection, and our loft extension that is under way though....it’s all go!


Soft Play or Rehab?

Soft play

Jacobs Creek or Cracker?

Jacobs cracker

Nut Job or Nut Allergy?

Nut job

Self-Care or Self Sabotage?

Self care

Journal or Jog?

Journal

Ask for help or Happy to Hermit?

Ask for help

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