We hear it a lot us busy women. Learn to relax. Take care of you first so you can care for others. Have a nice bubble bath with candles and you will feel brand new.
Now I am not saying that bubble baths aren’t lovely. They can be. But I consider them to be quite lightweight in the true sense of self-nurturing.
Self-care is doing things that feed your body well, interest or relax your mind or connect you socially. Or disconnect you socially! True self-care is doing things that make your eyes light up or ignite or care for your spirit. Also relaxing and seeing worries drift away.
So what is self-care?
Self care for you might be:
- Putting yourself in a cocoon of blankets and hibernating quietly
- Taking a chunk of time to read
- Making a delicious known or new recipe
- Doing some exercise
- Reading magazines
- Doing something sensual
- Exploring a new hobby
- Taking a walk
- Getting out in nature
- Seeking out a new holistic treatment
- Looking at holiday destinations
- Learning something
- Go to the cinema alone
Some of my hypnotherapy clients come to be nurtured. They enjoy the relaxing feelings that hypnotherapy brings. The true sense of inner calm. Almost like a floating escape. The effects of a hypnotherapy relaxation session can last for days. With my 4 hour pacakge, you can have the effects for a lifetime as your calm ‘muscle’ will be well and truly flexed, reducing stress and anxiety for good.
Make your self-care list:
Make a list of all the ways that you can self-care, no matter how small or big. This is a list that you can reference back to when you feel you need some self love and care.