Isn't life a busy thing?
I often wonder how I manage to fit everything in and still find time for some self care. ?
This morning, as I was sharing a quiet early morning coffee with Craig before he went to work, I was thinking about all the things I had to do during the day (plus add on that there are 3 of the grand kids here....another story!).
Half way through the mental to do list, I did begin to wonder when I would find some time for myself in amongst the chaos, then it came to me. I was already doing it!
My early morning ritual is the 'add on' to Craig's morning ritual. On week days he gets up at 5.45am and gets his breakfast and does all those other 'man' things before work. Then he puts the coffee machine on and comes in and wakes me up. By the time I've climbed out of bed he has the coffee made and is sitting in our favourite spot waiting for me. ?
We don't always chat, sometimes we just sit quietly and enjoy each others company. The funny thing is, I don't have to get up that early, I can stay in bed for another half an hour to an hour before I have to start my day. But those early morning coffees....... before the day kicks off......they are priceless! If I don't have time for any other self care practices throughout the day then I have at least had my early morning ritual.
It's the little things......now, having my husband make me coffee every morning might not actually fit in with the whole 'self care' thing, but I'm claiming it. ? It doesn't take Craig any extra time, but for me.... it's so wonderful. A tiny thing that starts my day. And Craig's day too. A shared experience that we both love and have been doing for so long I can't remember a time when we didn't do it.
As you become more used to taking time out for yourself - and lets face it, as women we tend to look after everyone but ourselves - or to help you kick start your self care routine, you can start a self care journal (take a look at the Apple Blossom Self Care Journal Set HERE). A few simple words written in a book about what you did, what you thought about or what you ate, to take of yourself that day. Or what you plan on doing that day for your self care. Journaling your self care makes the practice more mindful and helps you to enjoy the moment a little longer. ?
What is your favourite self care practice?
Apple Blossom Daily Self Care Journal Set
Self care is an important part of your wellbeing practice.
Make self care a part of your daily routine with this lovely set of apple blossom self care printables.
Inspiration for self care ideas and affirmations with seperate sheets to record your own self care ideas and practices.
Make self care a priority instead of an after thought.
Looking after yourself is important, once you take care of yourself you can then share that love to others.
This set contains:
1 x Daily Self Care ideas
1 x Daily Self Care Affirmations
1 x My Daily Self Care Practice
1 x My Daily Self Care Affirmations
This is a digital product - once you purchase this product you can download the PDF onto your computer and print the sheets as often as you like. Print one a day or print enough for the whole week.
Glue them into your journal, or hang them in a prominent place where you will be able to see them as you go about your day.
Hi! I'm Janet,