Decluttering might not be the most exciting form of self care that springs to mind! Yet, it’s one of the most effective ways of making you feel better in the long term. Check out this post for reasons why you should think about decluttering as self care and why it has such a positive impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing.
When we start out in a relationship we’re usually pretty good at making time for each other, spending quality time together and generally enjoying each other’s company. Fast forward to a while later and when life gets in the way, we’re often too busy to make time for ourselves, let alone our significant other! But, finding ways to reconnect with your partner needn’t be costly or time-consuming. Check out this post on 20 ways to bond with your partner when busy life gets in the way.
Boundaries are statements of intent that you put in place to protect you from the conflicting demands of daily life. Many of us are pushed and pulled in so many directions that our days are a whirlwind of too many things to do and too many decisions to make. Take the pressure off yourself, check out this post on some simple steps to help you focus on what’s important to you and learn why setting boundaries is the ultimate self-care.
Deep down we all know that it’s important to make time to look after ourselves, not least so we can carry on looking after everyone else who needs us. Yet, we often don’t make the time because we’re too busy, or we’ve always got the kids with us, or a demanding job takes up our time. There’s always reasons (excuses) to prevent us from putting ourselves first. If you’re struggling to find the time, or know that you need some help in finding ways to prioritise yourself, then check out my post on how to make time for yourself. I’ll walk you through 7 intentional steps to self-care to help you make time for yourself.
Creating a solid morning routine can really prepare you physically and psychologically for the day ahead. No matter how busy or chaotic the rest of the day, having some time to yourself before the rest of the house wakes and up and the day begins, can be a life-saver. If you’d like some ideas on what to include in your morning routine, check out this post on 25 morning routine ideas to get you ready for the day.
Goals are useful if you’re looking to make changes in your life and not only want to take action, but to make sure that you follow them through and be accountable to yourself for achieving them. There are so many goals that you could work towards that sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. To help create achievable, realistic goals that focus on some of the most important aspects of your life, check out this post on how to set goals that really count.
Making changes, especially big ones, can be scary and confusing. It’s sometimes difficult to know what to change, let alone how to do it. Unless you dive right in, it’s more than likely that you’ll never start, or you’ll start and then won’t keep them up. Let me make it easier by suggesting a few key areas of your life that you can work on first. They’ll really make a big difference in a short time so you’re motivated to keep them up. Check out this post on 4 focus areas if you want to make real changes in your life.
Sometimes life happens to us and we find ourselves in circumstances that we hadn’t anticipated or planned. We’re a bystander in our life, not quite sure which path we took or the direction we were meant to choose instead. Wouldn’t it be better to seize the opportunities that life gives us and take control over its direction? Check out this post on why it’s important to show up for your life and some examples of how you can do exactly that!