Author: Kristen Morton, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
“I feel too busy or guilty when I take time to myself” … sound familiar? Work, kids, cleaning, cooking, pets, whatever it is – this Spring we need to ensure self-care is an essential part of our daily routine.
Even if it’s a quick swoop of some nourishing and relaxing Body Butter on your skin before bed or taking a nice bath with a Bath Bomb. Your body, mind, family, and friends will thank you for it!
The best way to create a habit is to start out simple, let’s draw out a sample Self-Care Week:
Monday: Hot Drink – take a couple of minutes to yourself to enjoy your favourite coffee, tea, hot cocoa, hot water and lemon.
Tuesday: Meditation – download a free meditation app like 1 Giant Mind and do a 5+ minute meditation before bed.
Wednesday: Walk – 5-10 minutes of natural sunlight and fresh air is fantastic for calming and clearing the mind.
Thursday: Armpit Love – swap to using natural deodorant if you haven’t already. Winter is the BEST time to make this change! Routine & Attitude are my favourite!
Friday: Comedy – watch a light-hearted Netflix comedy. Laughter is the best medicine after-all.
Saturday: Relaxing Face Mask – give yourself a little spa day, and if you have kids or a partner get them to join too!
Sunday: Tasty Treat – every month calls for chocolate, especially love month. Who doesn’t love a delicious treat that is also rich in antioxidants … is this a dream?
When we begin to make a routine out of self-care and love we will radiate this onto others. If you are reading this, implement 5mins of self-care today…cheers to a full cup that will give you and others an abundance of happiness!