On the SCALES… How The Great British Bake Off 2019 finalist Alice Fevronia keeps her mental wellbeing ‘strings’ of Sleep, Creative, Active, Listen, Earth and Social in tune

Retune teaches a six-string system for psychological wellbeing known as SCALES, which stands for Slumber, Imaginative, Active, Pay attention, Earth and Social.

Like the strings on a guitar, we move up and down these SCALES around the system of a day, week or month. It is vital to fork out awareness to just about every of the wellbeing ‘strings’ so that we really feel ‘in tune’ and able to reside a well balanced, harmonious lifetime.

In this series for the Indie, we put some interesting people, hailing from Bishop’s Stortford and outside of, ‘On The SCALES’. The goal is to investigate how each interviewee seems following their psychological wellbeing, according to the concepts of the 6 strings.

Retune promotes the SCALES wellbeing system of Sleep, Creative, Active, Listen, Earth and Social (54851916)
Retune promotes the SCALES wellbeing process of Sleep, Innovative, Energetic, Pay attention, Earth and Social (54851916)

Stepping on this week is Alice Fevronia, a runner-up in TV’s The Good British Bake Off in 2019.


I am not wonderful at having enough slumber, so it is really a little something I have to be really aware about as I feel the consequences when I you should not.

I check out not to go on my mobile phone also much right before I go to mattress, and I also check out to publish down every thing I want to do the upcoming working day. That way, my mind can take it easy being aware of I’ve obtained my to-do listing sorted, alternatively than lying there with all the feelings of what I require to do heading spherical in my head!


Baking has normally been my go-to action to loosen up. It is my favorite point to do and it can make me really content.

On the other hand, in the course of lockdown I tried to branch out a little bit and try new matters. I did some embroidery, which I liked, and drawing is anything else I’ve often savored.

I come across it really calming to do a little something in the evening that will not contain the Television.


I really like spinning! I test to go at least 2 times a week at my nearby health and fitness center, and I get these an endorphin increase from it. I just like the songs and the routines, I’ve carried out it for a handful of a long time now.

Other than that I delight in going for walks, and I do some yoga from time to time. I you should not think I am very very good, but I get pleasure from it.

The Great British Bake Off 2019 runner-up Alice Fevronia (54851923)
The Excellent British Bake Off 2019 runner-up Alice Fevronia (54851923)


I take in a lot of sweet points (it form of will come with the task) but I do consume a properly-well balanced diet regime. I really like clean fruit and veggies, and I’m largely vegetarian.

I’m truly into discovering new recipes to prepare dinner in the evenings, so most of the books I read through at the minute are prepare dinner books.

Cooking is very distinct to baking as it truly is fewer specific and you can experiment far more. There’s a thing so satisfying about stumbling across a new food that you adore.


This is anything else I have to seriously get the job done on, as I can get sidetracked by lifetime a good deal.

I adore spending time outdoors, but residing in London can depart you craving the countryside. I try out to go on heaps of walks and get outdoors to environmentally friendly space when I can.

I constantly really feel so a great deal improved when I have performed some exercise and experienced some fresh air.


I have gone from a truly chaotic work as a instructor to working at property alone in my kitchen, so keeping social is genuinely vital.

I regularly communicate to my good friends and relatives around textual content and WhatsApp. My mum is my go-to particular person to phone and chat to about something.

I also enjoy voice notes for when you haven’t acquired time for a cellphone connect with, but acquiring satisfy-ups in the diary is really critical. Scheduling walks and dinners with mates retains my spirits up.

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