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Transport Women: this is how we bring on the balance!

With so much to do and so little time to do it, stress seems to be an ever-present fact of life for many of us. And finding the time to unwind can be hard. Yet it’s so important for your health.

Alison Weatherill, key account manager from rt health fund recently attended the Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) conference in Victoria. She asked the delegates what they do to rest, decompress and find some balance.

Here’s what the high-powered women in our industry had to say …

Gabrielle Labbett Photo
Gabrielle Labbett

‘I love cooking healthy foods and I practice meditation and self care by taking some down time – when the opportunity presents itself that is!’

Gabrielle Labbett, Transport Training & Compliance Consultant

‘For me, it’s all about rebalancing by pottering in the garden, curling up with a good book or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. But being with my boys, having the occasional massage and walking along the beach also helps to keep the stress levels at bay!’

Judy Green
Judy Green

Judy Green, Senior Training Packaging Specialist, TLISC

‘I’m a teenager. I don’t have stress yet!’

Lauren Riley, helper at TWAL

‘I love to burn essential oils for a restful, welcoming atmosphere in the house.  For ‘me time’, there is nothing as good as kicking back and relaxing with a good book!’

Merry Manton, Authorised Representative

‘I find Reiki sessions every four to five weeks help to restore me. Oh, and so does playing with my dogs.’

Fiona Riley, Administrator, TWAL                         

‘I enjoy reading – I find it’s both restful and relaxing.’

Kaye O’Donnell, Office Manager, Epsom Express

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Pam McMillan pictured with Sharon Middleton.

‘Reading, listening to music, time out – including time without phones – plus travel all help me to rest, refresh and re-energise.’

Pam McMillan, self employed

‘There are a few things that help keep me grounded – from walking to spending an hour at the spa.  I like getting outdoors, too, and enjoy whaleboat rowing and meeting up with friends for a chat. I also think it’s important to take 5 or 10 minutes of mindfulness (there is a free app for that!) when needed!’

Tammy Whitehead, Director, Glenara Transport

‘To wind down, I love chilling with family, and cuddling my cat. Plus, I enjoy a good read and a pampering manicure/pedicure.’

Carol and  Ian Single Photograph
Ian and Carol Single

Di Caldwell-Smith, National Manager Sales and Marketing, Diversa Group

‘I love my Monday night yoga class, riding our new pushbikes with our grandchildren, and swimming.’

Carol Single, Director/Owner, Single Transport Services

Lisa Acret

‘Cooking, spending time with family, seeing my friends, and walking my dog all help me to relax and manage stress.’

Lisa Acret, Membership Service Manager, QTA Ltd

‘Talking and enjoying time with my family, walking my dogs, spending time with my horses and quilting all help me to wind down and stress less.’

Jacqelene Brotherton
Jacquelene Brotherton

Maria Cooper, Compliance, Fruithaul

‘To wind down and decompress? Music, exercise and a massage!’

Kylie Nolan, Brand Specialist, PACCAR Australia

‘To help me wind down I like regular massages and reading a good book with my cat on my lap!’

Jacquelene Brotherton, Transport Manager, Oxford Cold Storage    

Photo of Sharon Middleton
Sharon Middleton

‘Stressing less, in the absence of being able to take holidays, revolves around being organised, prioritising and clocking off for an occasional facial or pamper treatment. The results are like a ‘claytons’ holiday, keeping me refreshed to deal with the constant challenges transport throws my way!’

Sharon Middleton, Director, Whiteline Transport