This simple Self Care practice was created during a time when the world was still, as a way to inspire a deeper connection to Self. By following this practice, You will create a foundation of Self Care in your life, so that you can discover more of who you are and what is meaningful to you.
This program is best followed as a 21 day Self Care practice by completing one theme per week:
You can complete each Self Care practice daily, and layer in new practices as you move through the weeks. Whatever way you choose to use these practices will work, and I look forward to supporting you along the way. After you complete each task, you can submit your choices to me, tell me about your experience and you can ask me any questions to help personalize your self care practice. I am so excited to hear about your journey!
You can sign up here to join the full Self Care program - each topic and task will be emailed to you personally throughout the 21 days with a bonus week at the end!
If you would like to make this Self Care practice a true commitment to yourself, try the fun kick-off activity by completing a commitment letter to yourself. Or, you can simply move below to start with Feeling Good!
1. Read 'How to follow this Self Care Practice'
2. Think about the reasons why you want to complete a Self Care practice, why you want more time for self care in your life and imagine how good you will feel once you complete this practice.
3. Click on the link to write a "Commitment letter" to yourself. Select the date that you would like this commitment reminder emailed back to you ... perhaps in a few weeks from now when you think you might need some encouragement!
4. Once you complete the letter, return to this Self Care page and start with STILLNESS :)
Finding this 'space' is different for everyone. Finding time for peace and stillness allows for an incredible amount of clarity to start your day. If you can add 10-15 minutes each day to create space in your mind, you will experience the ripple effect of clarity as you move throughout your day. Every choice, decision and impulse will feel different.
Movement is the ultimate cure. Movement can clear your mind, clear your energy and literally produce a chemical in your brain that makes you feel good. Dance, exercise, yoga, walking, getting up from your desk to move around, waving your hands in the air... any movement! Movement makes a difference. Make time to move EVERY day.
Find those things that truly make you feel good. Forget about everyone else for a moment and think of the one indulgence that feels good, that is good for you and make time for it daily. Taking a hot bath, reading a book, playing outside, listening to music. Simple steps to feeling good that often get neglected ... often come at the end of our never-ending 'to-do' list. Don't wait until you meet all of your obligations. Feel good first and your efforts will permeate through you, out to everyone you interact with. Everyone will benefit!
For some, this is an easy answer. For others, it might be a challenge. Knowing who or what inspires you is extremely important and will serve as your daily dose of positivity. Once you know who inspires or what inspires, find a way to incorporate a piece of this into your daily habits. Naming your inspiration and then listening to a podcast, reading a blog, watching a video with this inspiration as your focal point will keep YOU feeling inspired. This is the key.
Always have something to reach for. Setting goals will help you along the way; these act as checkpoints along your path. It can be a simple daily 'to-do' list, a weekly chores list, or part of your planning for a future accomplishment. Sometimes, the day can be a blur. Even a daily 'to-do' can help create the feeling of accomplishment, particularly on days where structure and routine are lost. Goals can be a great point of reference to keep you on track.
Forming daily rituals to honour yourself, your growth, and your future path, is one sure way to anchor self care into your life. Rituals are different from routines. Rituals come from a deeper place, with a deeper meaning. Finding daily rituals can be fun and simple; If you have already completed the self care tasks in the "Feel Good" section, then you have already begun a process of cultivating daily rituals.
If you could only pick ONE self care tip, Gratitude is it. True gratitude is so powerful. Gratitude is about finding a feeling of appreciation for the good things going on in your life, the good things you have in your life and even the good things coming to you in the future. Taking time daily to pause and appreciate the goodness that surrounds you is the ultimate task. It doesn't have to be big - sometimes starting small is the best way to grow your gratitude muscle.
And the results of feeling true gratitude daily are beyond this world!
Feeling connected is different for everyone. It can mean feeling connected to a group of people, feeling connected to a cause, feeling connected to nature or feeling connected to something bigger. As we are all connected in one way or another, and human nature is to seek connection, it is important to search this one out. What makes you feel connected will change as you move along your life path and it is important to nurture and renew your sense of connection often.
Spend your time HERE. Allow yourself to daydream. Imagine your future without any limitations. This daily dose of magic along with your gratitude will - with certainty - change your life.