Take One for The Team and Nurture Thyself

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.

Knowing how to sustain the best version of yourself is a process of discovery and a learning (by trial and error) of what works for you. Self-care does not necessarily mean day spas or massages (although these are lovely too). Basic routines such as going for a walk or organising dinner with the people you adore are the most effective ways of looking after your wellbeing.

If you find you don’t get a lot of ‘me time’ your self-care rituals can be simple and swift. No one can make time for you but yourself and repetition creates routine for healthy habits.

 

Here are some wholesome ideas/reminders of how to nourish the body, mind and soul:

  • Drink a warm glass of water and lemon upon rising – so tasty and it will cleanse your system by stimulating the liver and kidneys
  • Sharpen the mind through meditation/visualisation and physical activity you enjoy – if not while at least post 😊
  • Whilst showering, alternate the hot and cold water to stimulate your blood circulation and energise your system
  • Be a capable human and stay hydrated
  • Music uplifts our spirits – play and enjoy tunes you love
  • Pay attention to your thoughts. When you’re not consciously reflecting or planning for the future, strive to live in the present moment 😉
  • Get your traditional newspaper and coffee fix at a beloved cafe
  • Surround yourself with people who are good for your mental health
  • Relish in fresh air, unplug from everything and dive into nature
  • Be aware of your breathing. Deep, slow breathing through the nose switches on the parasympathetic nervous system, which has a relaxing, de-stressing effect on the body and mind
  • On that note, embrace people and/or activities which make you laugh! Not only does laughter deepen the breath but it lifts endorphin levels and increases positivity
  • Maintain a clean-living environment
  • If you love regular massage yet don’t have the funds to support, invest in a foam-roller!
  • If it lights you up, every once in a while enjoy a sauna, facial, manicure, pedicure or all of the above
  • Get creative. Often, we feel relaxed, positive and re-energised after partaking in a creative activity, such as cooking, arts and crafts, gardening etc.
  • Physically and mentally prepare for rest and digest. Avoid activities that stimulate your mind just before going to bed. Slow down, play soft music, light a candle, draw a bath – add magnesium flakes or dead sea salts and essential oils if you care for it, read a good book and enjoy a nourishing dinner
  • Invest in rest – aim for high quality sleep
  • Journal – get your thoughts and ideas on to paper
  • Practice gratitude

Give what and who you love the best of you. Self-care is a nourishing pause and if you treat it as such, all will be deeply rewarded.

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