Instead of waiting for the start of a new year to kickstart some new habits and self care practices why not start now? So let’s take a look at how we can all start putting ourselves first with a self-care routine that gives us the inner strength to deal with whatever the future brings us!
It’s no secret that people who don’t give themselves the care that they give to others will usually end up stressed, overwhelmed and burned out. The only real way to break this cycle is to start to develop an attitude of nurturing – to actually take care of your mind, body and soul – every day! Do it in small ways, do in big ways, in planned and spontaneous ways!
Self -care really should be a non-negotiable these days, but you have to make the effort to make space for it, if you have to or it works for you literally book it into your diary!
Let’s take a look at a few ideas for things to do that rebalance, re-energise and replenish.
Whatever floats your boat, make time for it if it makes you feel good. Whether it’s simply stretching, Pilates, yoga, a run, a swim or a walk in the park. Just get that activity up and release those endorphins.
If you’re hunched over a desk or in a car all day then it’s even more important. Bodies aren’t meant to be cooped up or stuck in one position for big chunks of time. If you want to do even more for yourself, get a professional involved aka me! Haha, let get a massage booked in!
Take a Bath
One of the simplest, easiest and most cost effective ways. Some people love them, some people hate them and yes it’s a self-care cliché…but for a good reason.
Add whatever works for you, candles, music, maybe even a glass of wine. I’d recommend adding some Epsom Salts or batch salts as these can be amazing if you have any aches or pains and it’s a great detox. Follow the pack for instructions, it’s pretty easy! And make sure you hydrate well before and afterwards.