Hello everybody and welcome to my first blog in this series of #JumpforJune. Now before I go into what this series is about, I’m going to divulge and tell you how I’m feeling…

I’m fed up. I’m annoyed. I feel groggy. I’m hungry yet at the same time I don’t want to eat anything. And I know that I probably will have a bit of a tantrum later and cry. Frankly, I don’t feel like jumping for June. I can’t jump, I won’t jump, I’m pi***d off. Why!? Nobody has said anything to me to offend or make me feel upset. Nothing externally has happened to me. I’ve still got everything I need or could want. Actually, that’s a lie. I really NEED sleep! I need it, I need it, I need it! I’ve not slept properly for 3 nights. I want to cry and I want to punch something and now I think I’m going to face plant in a tub of ice cream! Phew, rant over!

I also know so many of you are feeling like this today too. You may have been feeling like this for longer than I have and don’t know how to sort it out. It’s all good and well reading articles around sorting out your ‘sleep hygiene,’ but what about the emotional journey?

You Own It is all about self-empowerment. It’s about acknowledging how we feel, accepting how we feel and then supporting and empowering each other to take ownership of our health and wellness. I’m going through this journey, as I know many of you are too, and it’s ok to feel like crap! It’s ok for us not to feel guilty and ashamed for feeling like crap. We don’t have to run marathons or jump out of the sky to prove we are healthy. Being healthy and owning our wellness challenges is such a personal and individual journey for all of us. Your journey is unique to you. But if you are struggling with your sleep at the moment, I wanted to tell you that I am too. It’s ok. It’s a journey that we can take together and work out together.

I want to not only #JumpforJune (metaphorically – as in raising my energy levels) but to be ‘jumping’ for the rest of the year too. I know that raising my energy levels during the day has got to start with sorting out my sleeping habits. My following blogs will talk to you and provide guidance about how we can improve this. But for today I want you guys to go through the motions. Get it out of your system. Cry. Get angry. Have a tantrum. But then let’s move forward together and show up for ourselves to take ownership over our sleep habits so we can really #JumpforJune! You OWN It!

Until next time,


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