Health & Wellness Over 50s Lifestyle Self Care Sunday

Self Care Sunday with Sue – Tip #4 – How to create your Signature Self Care Cocktail

November 10, 2019

Creating your Signature Self Care Cocktail is this week’s tip on Self Care Sunday with Sue. During the week I discovered a podcast , The Self Care Architect Series by Janae Fletcher and she was discussing the idea of a Self Care Cocktail. I take a holistic approach to health and that means maintaining good health in mind, body and spirit. Each of these areas combined will help us be the best version of ourselves and enable us to live and enjoy life.

As individuals we all need to find what works best for us. There is so much information around self care and sometimes it is difficult to decide what works and what doesn’t. In my video I’m sharing the ingredients I would include in my Self Care Cocktail to help you get started on designing your own.

Create your Signature Self Care Cocktail

How to create your Signature Self Care Cocktail

Create your Signature Self Care Cocktail

Will you take some time to create your own Signature Self Care Cocktail? I would love you to share with me what ingredients you would include.

Create your Signature Self Care Cocktail

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  • Reply Retirement Reflections November 10, 2019 at 15:07

    Hi, Sue – Your title ‘signature cocktail’ definitely piqued my interest as well. I wholeheartedly agree with a holistic approach to health and well-being, including mind, body and spirit. Actually, I’m not sure that we can truly be healthy if we leave one of those out.
    Thank you for another great video post.

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee November 13, 2019 at 06:41

    I do think I’ve become better at self care. On Monday I was feeling odd (sort of deflated, but not depressed – for no reason I could pin point) so I ducked out to the Bath house for 30 minutes (still had some visits left on my birthday voucher) and felt like a million bucks afterwards. Some times it’s just a matter of making time for yourself. #MLSTL

  • Reply Retirement Reflections November 13, 2019 at 09:04

    Hi, Sue – I’m stopping back in from #MLSTL. Thank you for another great LInk-Party. I’ve shared this post on my SM.

  • Reply Natalie November 13, 2019 at 09:05

    Hi Sue – A holistic approach to health and well-being is necessary to reach that “state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit”. Thanks for hosting MLSTL and sharing your tip. #MLSTL

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle November 13, 2019 at 09:45

    Hi Sue, great topic and I like the term ‘self-care cocktail’. I think I know what would go into my self-care cocktail. It’s a bit of the rails lately though, due to illness, but hopefully will be back on track again soon. BTW – I love the paintings behind you and do you know I never knew how to pronounce your last name until these video’s where you say it for us. Now I know! Have a great day! xo

  • Reply Jennifer Jones November 13, 2019 at 11:25

    Great video Sue. I’m not sure what my self care cocktail would consist of. Need to give it some thought

  • Reply Leanne | November 13, 2019 at 11:44

    Hi Sue – I love how brave you are doing these videos – you sound so restful and “zen” while you’re speaking. I’m finding I need a lot less ingredients in my cocktail now I’m out of the stress and drama of the toxic job. Slowing the pace, doing things on my own terms, and not feeling obliged to do things that don’t appeal are all part of my life now and I’m loving it!
    Thanks for co-hosting #MLSTL with me my friend and I’ve shared this on my SM xx

  • Reply Theresa Muth November 13, 2019 at 12:32

    Hi Sue
    I do like the idea of a holistic approach to self care. I always put myself last and never think I have the time to take care of myself, which is ridiculous! My cocktail definitely includes traveling, because even if it’s not relaxing it makes me happy! I needed to start incorporating some down time into my cocktail. Massages are amazing, so you have inspired me to schedule one. I know before the holidays come I will thank myself for having taken the time!

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan November 13, 2019 at 12:55

    Hmmm, my cocktail? A combination of time with those I love and time alone. A combination of quiet time and time being active. And time to be creative! That would probably do it. Served over a little sparkling wine with a twist of lime.
    So proud of the beautiful blog and world you have created in helping all of us being our very best version of ourselves. You are pretty amazing! #MLSTL

  • Reply Debbie Harris November 13, 2019 at 20:23

    What a great way of looking at this Sue……I always enjoy your videos and hearing your insights. You have such a generous soul and I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with us all. My cocktail would definitely include travel, family and alone time as Leslie says. Thanks again. #mlstl

  • Reply Joanne Tracey November 13, 2019 at 20:24

    I’m not sure what would go into mine. But it’s definitely worth a think – walking would absolutely be there, some quiet time for the spirit maybe. #MLSTL

  • Reply Candi Randolph November 13, 2019 at 20:57

    Hi Sue, loved the video and so helpful. I agree that our signature self care cocktails are created based on our own needs, there is no one ‘perfect’ way to take care of ourselves. The key is to start thinking and planning, then doing something about it. xo

  • Reply Pradeep November 13, 2019 at 23:51

    Hi Sue,
    Good one. Being healthy is not about the physical aspect. It’s also about the emotional and intellectual.
    How one achieves them is an individual pursuit, since each one’s path to the same destination is different.
    #MLSTL. I have shared this on my SM.

  • Reply Barbie Holmes November 14, 2019 at 01:22

    Hi Sue! You are sending out a powerful message. The analogy of a self-care cocktail brings home how important our choices are in choosing ingredients that are pleasant to “swallow”. I agree we need a holistic approach to achieve a balanced taste. Body, mind and spirit are the main ingredients. I must have exercise for my body and my brain as well as moments of tranquility. Exploring creative endeavours are high up on my list which will offer a bit of pizzazz to my cocktail. What I am finding is the crazy amount of time I spent on social media is currently too strong and making my cocktail taste a bit sour. I am re-evaluating what my social media goals should be. I appreciate very much this type of discourse and feel time spent engaging in this format is worthwhile. I appreciate the opportunity to share my creative bits on this platform and so enjoy reading inspiring blogs from others! #MLSTL Sharing on my SM. Lots of love to you! Barbie xoxo

  • Reply Denyse Whelan November 14, 2019 at 18:02

    I like that I am learning more about self-care all the time and that it is not all coffee breaks, manicures and walks on the beach as is often recommended. I am turning self-care into self-talk that is kind and compassionate. As one of the self-critical champions of the world I now have a message on my locked phone screen with me saying “What Does My Kind Mind Day Today?” It’s working!! Denyse #mlstl

  • Reply Nancy Dobbins November 15, 2019 at 04:48

    Hi Sue,
    YAYYYY….a cocktail. Oh, oops, no alcohol involved…
    But I love the analogy as we need to mix the elements of spirit, mind, and body, to be the best version of ourselves.
    Liked the video; healthy aging is where it is.
    And 80% diet and healthy, unprocessed food is about right. Exercise is important, too, but you cannot exercise your way out of unhealthy eating.
    The mental, spiritual part is important as well. Keeping mentally active and nurturing your spiritual side is huge.
    Thanks! #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 24, 2019 at 13:00

      Hi Nancy unfortunately no alcohol in this cocktail! I also loved the analogy and wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend. xx

  • Reply Christina Daggett November 17, 2019 at 01:57

    Great ideas, Sue, for the self-care cocktail. I’m glad you pointed out that it needs to be an individual exercise, and that not everyone’s signature cocktail will be the same. My ingredients would also include exercise and healthy eating which I’ve been practicing for a long time. As far as the emotional health goes, you’ve reminded me about something that I’ve let slide lately and that I really need to get back into the habit of doing, and that is journaling, or what I refer to as my morning pages. Thanks for sharing this important video with us. Hope to be back with you all on MLSTL, sometime in the near future.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 24, 2019 at 13:02

      Making the cocktail a specific to our own needs is very important. I receive so many emails with ‘advice’ on how we should be living but ‘one size doesn’t fit all’. I’ve come to realise this and feel much less pressure to conform. I read everything and then take what suits me best. I hope to see you back at #MLSTL as well but in the meantime enjoy! xx

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