Note to self: 7 ways to be kinder to yourself…
We all know how easy it is to forget about looking after ourselves when we are busy working, achieving and managing our lives, especially when we feel the effects of stress and fatigue, but equally we can all relate to the positive benefits of taking a little time to look after ourselves. Being kind to yourself about more than just eating and sleeping, it’s about acknowledging that you need to put your wellbeing at the centre of your world, because unless you’re operating well you’re not going to be able to truly maximise all of the amazing potential that stands before you!
So here are 7 Wow beauty ‘tried and tested’ tips to help you along…
Number one on this list is ‘listen to you’
Trust your intuition, that inner guide that is always there to point you in the right direction for you. We know this, and yet sometimes we allow ourselves to be persuaded away from
Practice Self compassion
Set backs make us human be kind to yourself and accept that we cannot be perfect and actually perfection is not the goal. Self compassion drives confidence, it increases our motivation as it cushions us and enables us to move forward after setbacks. It also encourages us to practise more Positive self talk, which many of us need: instead of beating ourselves up over what we haven’t done, applaud yourself for what you have accomplished.
Make time for Mindfulness
A few minutes a day might be all that you can manage, but it’s also all that you might need. A mindful moment allows you to connect with yourself away from all of the elements that are competing for your time & attention, and at the very least you’ll feel calmer and clearer. If you are new to mindfulness, there are several apps that you can use to help you on your way.
Take regular ‘breathe breaks’
It’s amazing how often we forget to just Breathe…I often find myself unconsciously holding my breath and this reduces the oxygen to the brain 😕and leads to the build up of stress hormones….it’s easy just breathe.
Listen to your body.
A) Keep hydrated throughout the day ..it helps brain function and can help alleviate brain fog, great for keeping your skin moisturised and supple, great for detoxing.
B) Reduce your intake of salt and sugar
C) Increase your intake of greens and antioxidant foods
D) Whatever your health, diet or fitness goals are, easing into them might make them more sustainable.
In your efforts to get fitter why not start by promising yourself a daily walk? It’s one of the simplest forms of cardio and one of the most effective! 15 minutes a day does wonders….for the brain and the body.
Connect with your cheerleaders
You know those people in your life who support you, who believe in you and who make you laugh out loud! We get so busy that we often don’t make time to talk to friends, family etc….and it’s often these relationships that help us to remain balanced and authentic.
So I wish you a truly amazing ywear and I look forward to hearing from you as you go through the year being kind to yourself .
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I love this article as it reminded me that time to one self should be valued..in this fast and very media driven age I have been used to being demanded whether through work,family life,friends..etc that I forgot and lost a bit of myself..falling ill had the effect of slowing me down to take a breather and refocusing on rearranged priorities..reading this is a tremendous help and I am hoping to have a better and healthier 2016..Thank you Denise
Hi Manuelle, thank you so much for visiting the site and for taking the time to get in touch, I really appreciate it and I’m happy that the article has been helpful. We all need to consciously be kinder to ourselves. Denise xx