Self-care is a way to press the ‘reset’ button on our emotions and stress levels.
If you’re stressed – please, today, take out some time for yourself to deeply relax.
Ideally grab an hour or two, although 30 minutes will do.
Feeling guilty for doing so? We often consider self-care as a selfish act, when in fact the only way we can truly care for ourselves and give our best to the world is to take care of ourselves first.
You are more important than your to-do list.
Than the household chores.
Than other people’s needs.
How can you change this common belief all women seem to be taught at a young age:
“I sacrifice myself for the good of others”
“Nurturing myself first means I give my best to others – and to myself” ?
How could this new belief change your life?
Your stress levels?
Naturally, you may feel some resistance…. Simply sit with this new belief.
Explore the possibilities in it for your health and happiness… how it could improve your relationships as you are happier and less stressed…
How people notice the difference in you, in how you act and look…
So for today, take a bath, lie on the bed and daydream (about good, happy, relaxing things), meditate, go for a walk in nature, cuddle your cat, paint, play your piano
Whatever makes you totally de-stress and be in the moment.
Take a soul stroll – set the intention of peace, calm, freedom. Take in the awe and wonder of your surroundings.
Cook yourself a delicious, nourishing healthy meal.
Make a quarter of your plate lightly steamed or sautéed green leafy veg – they’re a wonderful source of Magnesium, Vitamin C, B vitamins – nutrients needed in abundance to support our busy, stressful lives.
Enjoy caring for yourself – you truly deserve it!
ABOUT MELISSA SMITH
Melissa is a naturopathic nutritionist and health coach who helps people who are feeling tired all the time get their energy and life back. She consults with people worldwide via webcam (AKA telehealth) from Melbourne, Australia.