If you find yourself struggling to get things done and have no energy at the end of the day, here are five fun self-care tips you can play with which instantly energises your body, refresh your spirits, and gives you the energy boost you need to get up and enjoy fun times with friends and loved ones.
As a busy mum, juggling the demands of parenting, working and caring for your elderly parents, how do you find the time to get it all done and stay on top of things?
How do you make time for yourself, to fill up your cup and still have enough energy to care for your family and keep up with life?
Time Out Is Important
From personal experience, I know how tiring and hard it is to carve out “Me-Time” – especially if you work from home and it is easy to blur the lines between family time and work time.
One minute you are thinking of ways to develop your latest project and the next you have to down tools, cook dinner and listen to your daughter tell you all about “what happened last night at her best friend’s party.”
In the midst of all this mental activity, your mind is on constant alert, your head feels foggy as you try to stay present and listen to your daughter whilst thinking of all the other things you have to do.
Constantly Feeling Tired and Exhausted Leads To Burn-Out and Fatigue
Constantly living life in the fast lane, managing conflicting deadlines from work and family leaves you frazzled, tired and exhausted.
If your mind is on constant overdrive and you struggle to relax and unwind, especially at the end of the day, you run the risk of burn-out and exhaustion.
You need to find a way to relax, unwind and refresh during your day so that you have more energy at the end of your day to enjoy cooking dinner and being present with your family.
Sometimes, this isn’t possible.
Most of us do not the luxury of going on five-star spa breaks every season.
However, to do your best – to give your full attention to your work, care for your family and keep an eye on your well-being it is possible to find pockets of time during your day to rest and revitalise so that you have the energy and stamina to do the things you love.
If you catch yourself looking ragged, worn-out and constantly nagging and yelling at your family.
Take a breather and practice any one of the following seven simple self-care tips to make your energy soar.
Five fun self-care tips to make your energy soar
Self-Care Tip #1. Smile
What makes you happy?
Daydream and remember something or someone who lights up your life.
Maybe your niece baked cupcakes at school and saved one for you.
Or a friend sent you a funny video she saw on Facebook, which made you laugh.
Just spend two minutes vividly recalling all the sensations and thoughts of that happy moment and feel yourself relax as you smile and enjoy the moment.
Self-Care Tip #2. Breathe Deeply
Throughout your day take deep yogic breaths especially when you feel anxious and worried at the length of your To-Do list.
Simply rest your hands on your lap, sit up straight and breathe in slowly and fully through your nose for a count of three and slowly breathe out through your nose.
Repeat 3-5 times.
You will feel energised, calm and refocused.
Self-Care Tip #3. Open Your Heart
Take time, every day to look in the mirror and say “I Love You” as you give yourself a hug.
Look deep into your reflection and be happy with what you see.
Release judgement and just be glad you are you.
Remind yourself just how special and worthy you are. No one else on this planet can do what you do.
Self-Care Tip #4. Meditate
Find a quiet space and each day sit there.
Sit quietly and practice a simple meditation.
If you don’t have a quiet zone, sit on the stairs and meditate.
You can practice a simple breathing meditation anywhere, anytime.
If you feel more active, then practice a walking meditation along the hallway.
Self-Care Tip#5. Romance Yourself
Find the time, every day to treat yourself. Have play dates with friends or just by yourself. Enjoy relaxed informal breaks in the park, go to the cinema and see a movie, buy yourself flowers, sit outside and watch the moon, wear a top which makes your heart sing and brings colour to your cheeks.
Bonus Self-Care Tip: Be Inspired
Watch an inspirational FB Live video!
Take a few moments out of your busy day to sit back, relax and enjoy a moment of calm.
So, there you have it 5 fun self-care tips:
Smile, breathe deeply, open your heart, meditate, romance yourself and your bonus self-care tips – be inspired!
to help you feel less tired, relax and have more energy to do the things you love.
I encourage you to choose one self-care tip every day this week and make it your own.
Let me know, in the comments below, which tip you do first.
Take care and I’ll see you in the next blog, of our 5-part blog series Get More Energy!
Hugs, peace and blessings
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