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Self-Care Is NOT Selfish

 

Taking time out of your day and prioritising your own needs is so important. We so often get caught up with our work, families or children that we forget about ourselves. We will readily say “yes” and over-commit out of fear of letting someone down, or a desire to “make everyone happy”. The thing is though is that this can cause resentment, stress and burnout.
I have complied a list of 50 or so things you can try to make more time for yourself and prioritise your health and wellbeing.
P.s I can help with the last one!

1. Go out for breaky
2. Watch inspiration YouTube videos – I’d recommend Brene Brown’s Tedx talk on Vulnerability
3. Play a computer game
4. Get a manicure or pedicure
5. Take yourself to the movies
6. Plant something in the garden
7. Go for a walk along the beach
8. Pat your dog
9. See a beauty therapist
10. Go to a yoga class – or practise at home!
11. Look up inspirational images on Pinterest
12. Write a letter to someone you care about but don’t see often – you don’t have to post or send it
13. Play an instrument
14. Go for a run
15. Get dressed up for a great reason
16. Get someone else to clean, iron or cook for you
17. Draw a picture
18. Have an afternoon nap
19. Attend a health expo
20. Make a cup of tea and sit and enjoy it until it’s all gone
21. Sleep in
22. Listen to a meditation or progress-muscle relaxation exercise
23. Go to a local farmers market
24. Go to the park
25. Take a bath
26. Sit in the sun (remember to Slip Slop Slap)
27. Go out for coffee
28. Play a sport (Basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball)
29. Go for a swim in the ocean or a local pool
30. Go shopping
31. Diffuse essential oils
32. Meet a friend for a coffee
33. Attend a Zumba Class
34. Cook a nice meal
35. Read a magazine – cover to cover
36. Go for a walk
37. Join in some laughter therapy
38. Sew something
39. Hang out with your family
40. Switch your phone off and notice that the world doesn’t end!
41. Buy stuff on Ebay
42. Go 10 pin bowling
43. Call someone you love
44. Go to the gym
45. Get up early and watch the sunrise
46. Listen to an audio book or pod cast
47. Watch your favourite DVD
48. Photograph something cool
49. Meet a friend for drinks
50. Go roller-skating or iceskating
51. Check out Facebook
52. Read a book
53. Listen to some awesome music
54. Get a haircut
55. Get a Massage

 

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