Self care

Self care means different things to different people. In essence it is about making time for yourself – to nourish your mind and body. This fills up your cup and enables you to be of service to others.

If you are having trouble thinking about what gives you joy, makes you feel calm or relaxed you might find something that resonates with you here. For more exploration visit my find your joy post.

  • Essential oils – oils have a potent effect on the body and mind
  • Baths – soft lighting, flower petals, music, oils – what ever gives you bliss
  • Topical Magnesium- Magnesium baths and lotions are a great addition to a self care routine to soften tension
  • Journaling – Writing (with a pen and paper and no editing!) about your feelings and thoughts.
  • Breathing – Complete breathing exercises each night – Breathe in for 4 counts, hold for 2 counts, breathe out for 5 counts, hold for 2 counts. Repeat
  • Visualisations – visualise yourself at a time or place of peace -perhaps it was on a holiday or a somewhere special where you feel relaxed. Connect back with your breath and get out of your head.
  • Music – spotify is a great source for creating your own playlists
  • Socialise – talk, chat, laugh
  • Meditation – Apps can be a good help to guide you – insight timer
  • Dance – getting lost in movement
  • Herbal tea – so many choices!
  • Reading – I believe paper is better than devices
  • Creativity – drawing, colouring, painting, photography
  • Yoga – there is a huge choice on the surfcoast
  • Exercise – boosting your endorphins, working up a sweat, clearing the energy
  • Connect with nature – walks on the beach or in the forrest or a park
  • Gardening – hands on the earth and the promise of future growth
  • Psychology/ Counselling – An opportunity to express and unpack your feelings and thoughts
  • Health and beauty treatments – acupuncture (of course!) massage, craniosacral therapy, reiki, facials, nails what ever makes you zing.
  • Create a ritual before bed – Avoid stimulus, turn off devices e.g computer, television, phones, turn off wifi

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