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June 30, 2017

The most basic definition of self-care is that it is the action we take to look after ourselves, but it’s so much more than that.  We’ve all been there where we feel low or stressed or tired (or all three) and we can’t be bothered to feed ourselves healthy food so we fill our body with rubbish, we don’t go outside and get any fresh air, we cancel seeing our friends, and we don’t go out and do the things we usually enjoy.  When we behave like this we are showing a lack of self-care, basically we stop looking after ourselves because we simply can’t find it within us to care enough.  

When we look after ourselves we’re reminded that we matter and that we’re worth looking after which is good for our self-esteem and our self-worth. It’s amazing how we would hate it if a friend was not prioritising caring for themselves, but yet we find it acceptable to do it to ourselves.

So what do I mean about self-care? I’m talking about eating right, keeping up with personal hygiene, exercising,...

June 30, 2017

Self-care at it's most basic is what we do to look after ourselves, but it's much more than that.  Here is a list of ideas for ways to practice self-care, there are so many more, the trick is finding ones that work for you.  It's about finding your current level and working your way up. Please do drop me a line to let me know how it's going if you're on a self-care mission, i'd love to hear from you. 

Eat a healthy breakfast (or any kind of breakfast if a healthy one is too much of a stretch)

Brush your hair

Go for a relaxing walk

Have a shower

Have a relaxing bubble bath

Think of a few things you like about yourself

Think of a few things you like about your appearance

Get into a routine of eating regular meals

Cook a healthy meal

Brush your teeth

Have a hair cut

Send some time outside

Think about what achievements you have made over your life

Go to the dentist

Visit someone who you enjoy being around

Listen to some music

Get off the internet/ phone an hour before bed

Prioritise getting e...

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