We all deep down know this. When we take good care of ourselves, we are happier, brighter and engage in life in a more positive way. I am sure that you have heard these 5 tips before. Let them wash over you and commit to thinking about your own top five tips for Self Care. Just know that you are doing a great job and you deserve ‘self care’.
Gratitude is a powerful force in my life. When the feelings of frustration or irritability come to visit, then gratitude is the best way to short circuit those feelings. I am grateful for my health, my family, my home, my friends, my new puppy and the connections that I have with others. I like to have this little chat to myself in the shower in the morning or even in front of a mirror.
I like to ensure that I take the time to ‘physically’ care for my body. Looking after my hair, nails, teeth and skin is important to me. Obviously these are important for general health and well being! I am sure you know the feeling when you have competing priorities, that sometimes these routines can slip.
I love to take a long warm bath at the end of a long day. I find it a fabulous way to calm down and reset. Light the beauty’s got soul Safe Sleeps candle, dim the lights and R E L A X. Always emerging from the bathroom a nicer version of myself.
This can be a long walk, yoga, pilates or more recently it has been play time with my new puppy at the park. Getting outdoors in the sunshine to top up on some Vitamin D and forget about work and all the things I need to do! Playing and physical exercise is fun for me. This can also be kitchen discos and general dancing!
4. Good nutritious plant based food
I have slowly moved towards a highly plant based diet over the last few years. Basicallypescatarian. I know that I can live without meat, although for transparency I am still deeply in love with chicken wings. I try not to label any of this or create too many rules for myself. I know I feel better when my diet is largely plant based. Interestingly our family is all slowly moving in this direction. Have you seen Game Changer on Netflix ?
These Serious Cookies are plant based. Dairy free, gluten free, certified organic and delicious. They are in our food gift hampers at Beauty’s got soul and they are DELICIOUS.
10pm to 624am. Yep that’s what it has come down to for me. In bed before 10pm. Lights out at 10pm. I love waking to the gentle tweeting of birds and seeing the trees outside from bed.
Sleep is super important to me and I notice my performance is highly reliant on SLEEP. I use a Silk Eye mask as well. Especially if I am having trouble sleeping this is a good way to help ensure I stay sleeping.
Written and published By Leonie Henzell CEO of Soul Baby Gifts on 17/12/2019