Summer is a busy time, and it’s easy to end up over committed. You feel happy and more calm when you make time for self-care.
We all need to make more time for rest. If you take care of yourself, you are happier and have more energy for your work, your life, and your relationships.
Having a small creative project on the go is something I really enjoy. Inspired by some friends who knit beautiful things, I set myself the challenge of learning to knit socks.
At the end of every day, we want to feel a sense of accomplishment. How we achieve that will vary, depending on our focus for the day, and also how productive we’ve been. I’ve read many books on productivity and time-management and learned different things from each of them.
The best way to build resilience and immunity is through everyday self-care.
It’s practically normal to be ‘busy’, ‘stressed’, ‘overwhelmed’ or simply plain exhausted these days. There’s a lot to understand from a biological perspective, but in my view, it’s important to understand that what you do every day adds up over time.
When you reduce toxicity, improve your nutrition, destress and get a good night’s sleep, you’ll soon feel the difference.
When we feel under pressure of work, or if we are involved in something inspiring, it can be hard to switch off. When we keep working in ‘full on’ mode, our body is in a double-bind. On one hand, it’s doing something that is rewarding and enjoyable. On the other hand, it’s struggling to keep going without proper downtime for rest and recovery.
Screens are one of the causes of stress which makes your body feel you’re in ‘fight or flight’ mode. When it’s happening all day every day, it’s really not great and tends to show up in our hormones, immunity and even our digestion and skin.
Sleep, yoga and journalling. Is that it?
They sound simple but are totally worth the time commitment; not easy to find when you have work, family and a personal life to juggle.
Keeping my Sunday simple makes me stop and feel thankful for what I have., and that makes me feel happier. When I’m happier, I’m more able to enjoy small moments with my family before we all start yelling or someone starts complaining (Yes, that happens in my family pretty much every day!)