Self Care & Love For Your Wellbeing

Self Care
Self Care

Are you a natural giver with a caring nature and always want to help others? Do you feel depleted, overwhelmed and forgotten about? Then you are lacking some serious self care! Instead of giving 100% to everyone else, lets try to save some of your kindness for yourself and watch your wellbeing sky rocket. After all, you deserve it!

You are everything to everyone

Everyone loves and admires your caring nature and how willing you are to help. You are a loyal friend, a devoted mother & partner and a valuable employee. Don’t get me wrong these are all positive qualities to have and it will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

But…. how long will that last? Devoting most of your time to others around you will make you start to feel overloaded and drained. Consistent neglect leads to burn out – which we DO NOT want.

Self care is a basic human need

Why when it is so valuable and important to your wellbeing, do you put self care to the bottom of the priority list? Without it you are struggling day to day and this in turn makes you unable to do the things you love – caring for others! If you want to be there for those who need you the most, you need to spend time on yourself.

It is essential.

invest in Simple acts of self care

It doesnt have to be a huge planned event that you see as a stress and a challenge. Actually the best way to boost your wellbeing is to invest in small and simple acts of self care. Small, regular self care moments focusing on your mental, physical, and spiritual needs make a huge difference in the long term.

Fill your own cup first

Once you find these simple strategies that you find fun and easy to fit in your lifestyle – you will see yourself flourish! Notice how you will feel more calm, confident, resilient and joyful? When your own cup is filled first your natural positivity & calming presence will not only empower yourself but it is infectious to others.

Simple ideas to nurture yourself everyday

  • Try turning up your favourite tune at the weekend and dance around the kitchen!
  • Take 10 minutes and use an app to guide you through a meditation
  • Go for a long walk, put a podcast or audio book on and get lost in your surroundings
  • Write your thoughts and feelings down in a journal letting them flow from pen to paper
  • Have an early night with a good book, a candle and a glass of wine – bliss!

These are a few of my favourite ideas but head on over to Instagram, where we are doing a month long self care & love theme with more of our simple ideas for putting yourself first and foremost.

Happy Valentines Day!! Keep the love flowing for yourself everyday.

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Simple Joy was founded by Hayley Forster, a Professional Organiser & Stress Management Coach. Hayley is an advocate of intentional living, with a passion in helping others simplify their lives in order to find their ideal lifestyle full of contentment, creativity and authenticity!

  • Krystal Sadler
    February 14, 2018

    I love your self-care list. There is nothing a good book, a candle, and a glass of wine can’t fix!

    • SimpleAdmin
      Krystal Sadler
      February 15, 2018

      haha I completely agree!

  • Carmela
    February 14, 2018

    These are wonderful ideas! I am definitely the type of person that could use more of this. Thank you for sharing!

    • SimpleAdmin
      February 15, 2018

      I am so pleased you found it inspiring!

  • Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy
    February 14, 2018

    I love that self-care is becoming a “thing” now! I agree that you have to fill your own cup first. You can’t pour from an empty cup!

    • SimpleAdmin
      Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy
      February 15, 2018

      me too! I am a huge advocate for it. I was a big culprit for not doing it at all until i reached burn out – now i schedule it just like a doctors appointment.

  • Joanna Clute
    February 14, 2018

    It can be easy to feel guilty, especially as a mother, for taking personal care time because it feels like a splurge. However, it’s vital you take the time to refuel!

    • SimpleAdmin
      Joanna Clute
      February 15, 2018

      Yes! It is so important to take time – it makes you more efficient and motivated which is a huge bonus!

  • Jayme
    February 14, 2018

    My cup really needs to be filled! I need to work on doing a better job of self-care. Thanks for reminding me.

    • SimpleAdmin
      February 15, 2018

      Make it a priority! You will be amazed at how much more motivated you will be. Let me know how it goes x

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