Rachael Finch is one of Australia’s most popular media personalities, capturing the hearts of the nation with her down-to-earth personality, natural beauty and enthusiasm for life.
An advocate for leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle, Rachael is the poster girl for a wholesome and holistic lifestyle, making her a popular brand ambassador in the fashion, health and fitness spaces. As a new mum, Rachael has taken her passion for health and nutrition to the next level, recently graduating from the highly regarded Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Rachael is now officially a Certified Health Coach.
“I’ve always liked the thought process behind, ‘if you had all the money in the world what then would you do with your time?’. Life is far too short to be unhappy. I thrive when I feel amazing and I’ll do everything in my power to make those days happen. Like any human I have off days, but I love knowing what makes me, me. Information about my health and wellness is paramount and now that I have a gorgeous soul to call my daughter – her health is now my priority.
Every day people inspire me. Fashion excites me. Challenges push me.
My drive and compassion come from my Mum, my values and common sense from Dad. Still can’t believe how lucky I am to have such people around me.” – Racheal
What are top five must-do’s for wellbeing?
- A goodnights rest
- Drinking enough water throughout the day
- Eat more vegetables
- Move your body, whatever that means for you…whether that is walking to work, biking somewhere, going to the gym…
- To laugh more
What are the five foods you always have in your fridge?
Avocado, salmon fillet, cold press juice, sparkling water, broccoli.
What is your favourite meal to cook for your family?
Oh that would be really boring, I had it last night actually! It’s just oven roasted salmon with sweat potato and steamed greens.
What do you do for your mental and emotional wellbeing?
Good relationships are important, so working on those relationships you don’t realise how much that impacts us. Remaining relaxed and doing things for you and not feeling guilty for getting a massage or going to a yoga class in between crazy schedules. Whether this is sitting somewhere for an hour, reading a book or going to a movie, something that turns you off and relaxes you. Whether that is having a spa treatment, if you can from time to time…just having a little time for you at home with a pampering mask and allowing time for yourself. And just general breathing, I think we all forget to just breath.
What are your top tips on juggling your health goals (lifestyle, exercise, healthy eating) with the responsibilities of being a mother and wife?
I think it’s all about balance, time management and prioritising! I think it’s healthy to have a wide selection of doing all of these and there shouldn’t be more of one than the other. So whilst we think it’s all about the kids…and yes that’s important and they need your affection and love but so do you, and the career and the family. It’s all about balance.
When I put Violet to bed, I stop and think “Okay, could I do work or do I need a nap?” Which one is going to make me more productive when she wakes up? If I have a nap and then get up an hour before she does and do some work and then I have the afternoon off, I’ll be feeling good, but if I push through that and do work now…I’ll probably be feeling shit the rest of the afternoon. It’s about finding where the balance fits right for you and the right time to do things.
Blackmores has just released their Wellbeing Check which is an amazing way to assess wellbeing in less than 2 minutes! It’s a great tool that checks mental, physical health assessing things like sleep levels, energy levels, happiness, stress and more!
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