Posts Tagged ‘Self Care’

Your Time: Create A Life You Love!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The theme for August has been one of simplicity. In my last blog I talked about the importance of ditching ‘Mummy Guilt’; something most of us feel at some point in our parenting journey. Today I want to talk about making time for yourself to create a life you love. When we aren’t wracked by guilt, worrying about what we’re doing wrong, it’s far easier to credit ourselves for what you are doing well.

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Ditch The Mummy Guilt!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As we fast approach September and back to school time,, you are probably looking over the past month with fond memories of the time you’ve been able to spend as a family.

By now, for some of you, the mere mention of children activities might be enough to bring you out in hives, after numerous wrestling matches over the remote control or the toy of the hour. Whichever side of the fence you sit, one thing is for sure. You ARE an amazing mum.

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Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

If I asked you to tell me who you are without being able to use titles such as mum, wife, partner, sister, manager, employee what would you answer? Would you answer easily or would you find it difficult?

Often as women, it can feel our identity is so tied up in who we are to others, we forget who we are to ourselves. What we love, what makes us happy, what we stand for. It’s easy to know who we in our responsibility roles. We play those roles on autopilot. They are so well rehearsed, we don’t have to think about them. How often do we get the chance to be ‘ourselves’ and revel in what that feels like.

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Steps To Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Monday, June 12th, 2017

June’s Empower focused on discovering your true purpose in life. You may be wondering what knowing your purpose has to do with self-esteem.

If knowing your purpose and living it is key to living a happy, contented life – self-esteem plays a huge role in being able to make that happen. Self-esteem is what allows you to believe you deserve to be happy and enjoy life. When self-esteem is low, its hard to focus on what makes you happy as often the negative self-talk will drown out any positives.

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Self-Worth: How To Value Yourself!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

This month’s newsletter explored self-worth and how for each of us, it ties in with what we believe about ourselves. It can feel as if our belief and values are fixed. In many instances the values we grow up with and are instilled in us, usually from our parents and teachers, are one we take with us through life. They help us navigate the world and give us a sense of ‘knowing’ and belonging. They don’t change much, if at all and they are just what we believe. (more…)

Are You Worth It?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Knowing your self-worth is priceless. How you see yourself when you look in the mirror is a true reflection of who you are. You want to see a confident, capable person, ready to face the world and tackle anything and everything that’s thrown at you. But does anyone see that when they look in the mirror? And if they do, are they kidding themselves? (more…)

Skip Self-Care At Your Peril!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Self-care by definition is all about you. It’s not selfish to put yourself first. In fact, in some scenarios, it provides a positive advantage. Think about the many ways you endlessly prioritise your children ahead of you and forget about your own needs in the bargain. It may have become second nature to ignore your own needs, but remember: you skip on your self-care at your peril. (more…)

Keeping On At Christmas

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The preparations for Christmas coupled with additional social events and late nights can leave mums feeling worn out. Early planning can help reduce the stress levels during the festive period, but mums also need to be sure they make time for themselves and their wellbeing to avoid feeling run down over Christmas. (more…)

Banish Burnout For Good

Monday, May 11th, 2015

We’ve all been there. You’re doing too much, things are getting on top of you, there’s no end in sight and your life seems to be an endless merry-go-round of activities, car journeys, meals and sleep. Where will it all end? You’re burning up your energy, your emotional reserves and not allowing yourself some respite to recharge your batteries. Here are some thoughts on buffering against a burnout. (more…)

Make Time And Take Time For Self-Care

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The lives of most modern mums tend to revolve around the needs of their children. Although being a mum is a highly rewarding role, it brings with it plenty of sleep deprivation, worry and stress. If you are leading a busy family life, your health and wellbeing will inevitably have an impact on what you are able to do for your children. If you are feeling overwhelmed, unappreciated and exhausted, making time for self-care can help to re-energise you and re-awaken your lust for life. (more…)