Build Self-Care Into Your Day
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Anyone reading my blogs recently will have realised that I have become slightly obsessed by time management. Like everyone out there I have commitments that can take over my life if I let them; however to do them to the best of my ability I NEED to take care of myself. The non-negotiable areas of self care need to nourish me mentally, physically and spiritually.
1.Meditate for minimum of 30 minutes per day: I have recently split my meditations into morning and evening blocks. Meditation helps me with both physical and mental stress. In short, meditation keeps me sane.
2.Exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes per day: This is a no brainer for me, I love to exercise. Trust me sometimes when I'm training hard, I don't necessarily feel like that but I always feel better afterwards. I love those endorphins! Everything from Aerobics to Zumba, I keep my exercise regime as varied as possible. The problem I had was fitting exercise in with my schedule, so I made myself a flexible exercise schedule. It takes the pressure off, but seriously I need to apply it better; another learning curve but I need to make this work for me.
3.Nourish my spirit for 30 minutes per day: What inspires feelings of love, peace and joy for me? I love to tend to my garden, journaling, listen to music, sew, embroider and read. When life is going full pelt, these are the things that get pushed out. I need to sort this out, I need to look after my psyche as well as I have started to look after my body.
I managed to halve the batch cooking time this week, far less tiring and far more organised. I am glad I have started to sit down with journals again (I had four new untouched journals). It's so much more pleasurable than sitting at my PC, somehow the whole process is more organic and spontaneous. It has left me feeling inspired.
May you all have a stimulating and supported Sunday. Let's do this!