We chat to Coconut Queen Lucy Bee about her wellbeing
The Mind Tribe caught up with Coconut Queen, Lucy Bee to hear more about how she takes care of her wellbeing.
Describe yourself in three words
Passionate, determined and an overthinker.
What does good wellbeing mean to you?
Wellbeing to me, means a vast number of things, making sure my mental and physical health is good and strong, eating nutritious food, making the most of the weekends, relaxing, spending time with my parents and friends. Wellbeing to me, is being happy and confident in myself.
Do you have daily wellbeing routine, if so what is it?
I work best when I have a little structure and routine, so I normally start my day by going to the gym at 6.30am, I always find this helps me prepare for the day ahead mentally and physically. It gives me a clear mind and makes me feel motivated for the day ahead. I enjoy my evening, by cooking a simple tasty meal, chilling out and doing my skincare routine, have a bath, then bed!
Has wellbeing always been a priority for you or something you’ve become aware of more recently?
I was diagnosed as a coeliac at 18 months, so was very poorly as a baby. This meant growing up, I have always been aware of my health and wellbeing, because I have had to. I have always been interested in what I put into my body and also what I put on it. Throughout my early 20’s, I had a stage of not caring so much, but it’s always in the back of my mind, now I’m very conscious of my wellbeing, but I’m pretty relaxed with it, I think we can get so caught up on things and get a little obsessive. I enjoy a balanced lifestyle.
How do you keep on top of your wellbeing when you are travelling or busy with work?
This is a tricky one, but if I am travelling around to Leeds for example as some of the big supermarkets we work with are based there, I will look into gyms and book into some classes, so that I am keeping up with my fitness and banishing any stress. Or if I can’t make it to the gym, I’ll do a little hotel workout. Also, a weird one, but I usually take my pillow if I can, as sleep is so important, having my own pillow is comforting, meaning a better night sleep. If I’m travelling by train and want to be good, I always meal prep, or look up places to eat in advance so I know my options.
If there’s one thing you recommend people should never fail to do when it comes to looking after themselves what is it?
Always be true to yourself in work, opportunities, your relationships and communicate your feelings with yourself and others around you.
What’s the best bit of wellbeing advice you’ve ever been given and who gave it?
Always follow and trust your gut and how it feels. Something I’m a strong believer in. Petrina who works with me and is a family friend always reminds me of it, when I need support or advice.
Are there any areas of your wellbeing you’d like to work on?
To control my emotion’s better – stress, worry and anxiety can get the best of me which then effects day-to-day activities and sleeping patterns. Sometimes I can come across different to how I want to, as I don’t take time to take a step back, breath and work on helping myself with it. I have started yoga and need to take time to practise on my own.
Have you a stress busting tip you can share with us?
Breath, go to the gym, do something you love and go on a walk, get some fresh air. If you can get a friend to join you, do it, sometimes we just need fresh air, a walk and a friend’s company to take our mind off things. Also, know that whatever you are stressed about, is never as bad as it seems and it’s important to try tell yourself that.
Who is your ‘go to’ person when you need cheering up?
My husband, he always makes me laugh and listens (sometimes!).
Tell us about the Lucy Bee skincare range, what are the benefits and what skin type is it best suited to?
Our skincare range is Cosmos Organic, Fair Trade, No Palm Oil, Cruelty Free, Vegan friendly. It is also free from synthetic preservatives, petroleum, silicones, alcohol, formaldehyde, PEGs, sulphates, SLS, artificial dyes, soy and gluten.
The whole range is unisex. It has been designed for all skin types and dermatologically approved for sensitive skin.
Some of the benefits of the ingredients found in our range include;
Coconut Sugar – this helps to naturally exfoliate the skin
Dead Sea Salt – this helps to exfoliate and detoxify the skin by removing dead skin cells
Turmeric – this is recognised for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and its radiance-boosting properties
Cacao – this acts as an antioxidant which protects and repairs the skin from damage and
Cinnamon – this is a natural microdermabrasion which softens the skin
You’ve got cook books, skin care, nutrition products, what’s next for the Lucy Bee brand?
We are already working on our next lot of cosmetics, it’s too early to say what, but I’ve been listening to our customers which is in line with what I want to create. Hopefully they will launch later this year.