It can be hard to find the time to look after yourself, but starting with small steps can really help. Taking down the ‘I don’t have time’ barrier is a big one for most of us, but we can use tiny pockets of time to really up the self care.
This is a question I started asking clients earlier in the summer. Because sometimes it takes a bit of work. The answers that came back at me were 'calm', 'in control', 'ready for action' and 'relaxed'.
The run up to the school summer holidays in July can sometimes feel pretty manic. And whether or not you have children around, prepping for a holiday can often feel quite stressful when you're juggling family, work, pets, and all that goes with it, so I guess it's no wonder that feeling calm and relaxed were high priorities.
So, I hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing summer, enjoying the sunshine and taking some time to reflect on all you've achieved so far this year.
Feel calm and relaxed this autumn
So, what can you do to feel calm, relaxed and in control this Autumn?
If you sit still for a moment, perhaps just as you wake up in the morning, or just before you go to sleep you can ask this question and you may find some answers.
It could be simple things like planning out your week on a Sunday evening so that you know where you need to be and what you need to do and when. Or planning a week of healthy nutritious meals and getting the online shop organised (I'm a HUGE fan of the benefits of online food shopping plus a locally sourced veg box). Or it could be that it's time to commit to a bit more self care - whether that's a massage, a meditation class, getting back into exercise (see my class timetable below!) or booking in some time off for you each week.
My online summer programme has been all about self care strategies and testing out new habits. If you'd like to be part of a similar group this autumn then you can sign up for the 6 week self care programme here.
I LOVE the autumn. It's a great time of year to be outside and watch the season change, and I usually have lots of lovely new clients to meet in classes and on courses (more on those below). It feels like a fresh start too, and a new pair of running shoes is my equivalent of new school uniform and fresh stationery.
Details on classes for September are below, and I look forward to seeing you there, and inspiring you to a truly feel good autumn.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. The ups and downs are part of how we live. Sometimes with too much on our plate. It’s one of those things, just like cake, chocolate or wine, that we can have too much of and it leaves us feeling a bit on the bloated, irritable, cranky side. So, if it's inevitable, what can we do about it?