10 fuss-free ways to practice Self-Care

10 FUSS-FREE WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE

We all know how the story goes, you’re working full-time and overwhelmed with work. Your calendar is packed with meetings, catch ups and overdue tasks. You’ve committed yourself to three after work activities (that probably could have waited until next year) and so to make room for all of this stuff, you eat lunch at your desk (or skip it altogether), your gym bag stays under your desk, and you rush from one meeting or appointment to the next until you finally collapse into bed at 11pm.

I see this cycle with many of my clients, and I know myself, when life gets busy or ‘full’ it is really easy to neglect taking time out. When we’re busy and overwhelmed, even a small reprieve can feel like a luxury. So actually taking time to eat lunch, exercise, and hang out with friends? Well, sometimes that just doesn’t happen.

But what if this mindset was actually making things worse…What if having  fuss-free self care strategies that you fit in and around your busy lives could actually made you feel more calm and in control?
 
The key to making self care stick is to find ways to make it part of your everyday life. Just like brushing your teeth or washing your hair. Without thinking it.just.happens.

 

You see, when I ask my clients about their self care routines often their response is ‘I just don’t have time’. Many of them think that to practice self care, they have to be going to an hour long yoga or pilates class, or having an organic facial or having a lazy long lunch in the sun. When the reality is, self care is all about the EVERYDAY SMALL THINGS.

 

self care is A daily routine that becomes habit.

it’s the little things that fill up your cup.

So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to create a little more space in your life I suggest you start with just one thing. Do it everyday for a week and see how you feel? Then add another, until these everyday small acts become new habits. Life isn’t going to slow down for us, the key is to bring in the calm through self care activities.

To learn more about my 10 fuss-free ways to practice self care keep on reading.

10 FUSS-FREE WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE.

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1. focus on eating WHOLEFOODS

2. go to bed an hour earlier

3. UP YOUR FLUID INTAKE

4. FIND time to deep breathe everyday

3. MAKE TIME FOR THE THINGS YOU LOVE 

4. MOVE YOUR BODY

5. establish a daily GRATITUDE practice

6. PRIORITISE ‘YOU’ TIME

7. LEAVE THE OFFICE 30 MINUTES EARLIER 

8. SPEND TIME OUTDOORS AND IN NATURE

9. DE-CLUTTER YOUR SPACE

10.TREAT YOURSELF

Have I left out any of your favourite ways to prioritise self care? Let me know in the comments below or get in touch penny@thenourishingspace.com.au.

As a health and wellbeing coach Penny works with busy time-poor working women who are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Through her work, Penny helps women make simple choices around healthy food, providing ‘fuss-free’ recipes, wellness tips and simple everyday practices; to increase their energy, lower their stress levels and fall in love with real food so they lead healthier, happier lives.

If you’re ready to start living a healthier and happier life, contact Penny through the contact page for your free 30-minute consultation.

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