We are into the last week of our 31 days to Focus on You series and over the last three weeks we have ticked off some items from my 31 days of self-care list. If you didn’t get a copy you can download the list here to get you started.
Now it is time to look at Week 4 and tick some more items off the list. However, it doesn’t stop here.
Last week I wrote about Creating a Self-Care Plan for Life, because we shouldn’t just look after ourselves for a week or month but a lifetime. We should be putting things into place to ensure that we take care of ourselves every day.
Self-care list Week 4
Your goal for this week is to tick off 5 more things to do that are JUST FOR YOU! Who is up for the Challenge?
Being fit, fabulous, healthier and happier doesn’t just mean working out. It means nurturing your mind, body and soul. That means taking time to look at these three areas of your life and ensuring that you are doing things to keep healthy and feeling fabulous.
We can all have great intentions of making changes in our lives but what is the point if we don’t actually DO anything.
5 more things to tick off your self-care list this week
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1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Number 7 in my Simple Ways to Rejuvenate yourself is Hydration and why you need to keep your body well hydrated. Now I know that may seem a little boring and simple but it is an important part of keeping us healthy, feeling and looking great inside and out. READ MORE…
2. Get more sleep and schedule in early nights.
Why is it that you feel sleepy and as soon as you go to bed your mind suddenly decides to go into thought overdrive? Does that happen to you? It certainly isn’t healthy as our bodies recover when we sleep. READ MORE…
3. Plan a holiday or weekend retreat
Taking time to reflect and nourish your mind, body and spirit is vital to our overall health and well-being. It is an opportunity to find yourself and take stock of what is happening in your life. READ MORE…
If it is okay for students to take a Gap Year, why do adults feel that they can’t afford the time for a holiday? I’m not saying you take a year off – which would be fantastic, however working constantly without a break is not healthy. Here are four reasons why we need to take a holiday to be healthy and why you should schedule them into your life. It isn’t called R&R for nothing. READ MORE….
4. Talk to a friend if you are feeling down
Staying connected for good mental health is important especially as we age. Keeping in touch with friends and family gives us the opportunity to talk, share our problems, enjoy a laugh or even helps take the focus off our problems and we can take time out to enjoy the company of others. READ MORE…
5. Show some kindness and pay it forward
Our sense of well being both mentally and physically can also be enhanced by helping others. Showing random acts of kindness or ‘paying it forward’. I was reading an article in Psychology Today about Random Acts of Kindness and studies undertaken at Stanford University by psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky show: READ MORE..
- Listen to music to soothe your soul
- Schedule time each day to meditate and reflect
- Select a favourite quote and put it on your mirror to inspire you each day
- Make a healthy meal and savour each mouthful
How to achieve your goal?
We can all procrastinate, say ‘we don’t have the time’, say ‘we have responsibilities’ BUT you and your well-being is JUST AS IMPORTANT. SO MAKE THE TIME!
In my previous post I listed 3 ways to achieve your goal AND also the health benefits of making time for yourself. CLICK HERE TO REVISIT THEM BECAUSE WE CAN ALWAYS DO WITH A REMINDER.
So are you going to schedule your ‘me time’ this week?
Will you tick off 5 or more of my suggestions or do you have others on your list?
Will you commit to creating a self-care plan for life? – You deserve to be the best you can be!
Let’s Keep Sizzling!