I know, I know. I’ve heard it. I’ve said it. I’ve lived it.
There is no time for great self-care.
I urge you to find a way to change that—immediately if not sooner. You have value, you have worth.
Do you want to bring your best self to the table? Do you want to take good care of the people you love?
Are you a great example to others so they become great self-care givers as well?
But for most of us this has never been a priority. It will take a change of heart and some re-structuring.
In the meantime, I want to share a few ideas, so you can start taking good care of yourself today-
with baby steps. Lean into it. Don’t dive in or it won’t stick.
I promise, you can make a difference, and really start loving your life, and yourself!
10 Ways to Rejuvenate in 5 Minutes or Less
When "I Don’t Have Time!”
Stand bare feet in the grass, close my eyes, take 5 deep breaths and listen.
At work or wherever, hide and do yoga, stretching, tai chi...whatever.
Stop at the beach and stand in the water.
Sing really loud in the car.
Play music and dance.
Call a friend who will lift your spirit.
Play with play-doh, colour a picture, take a picture.
Have a heart-to-heart with your pet.
Eat outside at lunchtime.
Be absolutely still, silent, go within.
to just stand in the grass or leaves, bare feet, close my eyes and
feel a deep connection to nature, to the earth.
It rejuvenates my soul.
7/5/2016 10:36:01 pm
Thanks for tackling this important subject, Yvonne. You're going to change lives. Kudos!
7/6/2016 08:18:01 am
Thank you, Cindy. Take good care of you...because you are worth it! :)
7/6/2016 08:34:19 am
Thank you for the reminder. Amazing how those five minutes can ground you and change your day.
7/6/2016 08:38:29 am
You are so right, Claudette. A few deep breaths, the sun on your face, stretching, jumping..or why not hug a tree? :) whatever you can do to take care of you!
7/6/2016 01:38:55 pm
Did you write this one just for me Yvonne??? Perfect timing for a right on the mark message! <3
7/6/2016 02:48:02 pm
Of course I did! Guess we all need a reminder every now and again! Step two is to "don't just think about it, do it!" :)
7/6/2016 04:06:42 pm
I do several of those things but my fav is bare feet in the grass it sure gives you a lift! You go girl!
7/7/2016 12:20:42 pm
There really is something great about being bare feet in the grass. It feels nice, it grounds me. I just love it. Glad you do too! :)
7/6/2016 10:26:22 pm
Great message Yvonne. We have to keep reminding ourselves. Walking barefoot in the grass did wonders for Richard Gere in Pretty Women.
7/7/2016 12:22:15 pm
Aha! That is so true. And look how evolved Richard Gere is (and not too hard on the eyes!) :)
7/7/2016 04:37:56 pm
When I stopped running I missed that connection to ME that I often achieved. Now I do other things, just like the things you suggest - peaceful, calming and nature-loving actions. Thanks Yvonne.
7/8/2016 05:19:43 am
When we are no longer able to do the things we love, we have to grieve that loss then find something else that we can do. We always have that choice, don't we? Good for you for finding your new connection and thanks for sharing!
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Yvonne Heath is Canada's Proactive Living Consultant. She is a Speaker, Television Host, Award Winning Author
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