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Committing to Self Care – Easy First Steps

If it were easy to do we might all be chilled out, meditating, vegans at our perfect body weight. But the unexpected twists and turns of our daily lives means the best laid plans don’t always run smoothly. Sunday nights are the holy hot bed of good intentions. “This week I’m going to go for a 3 runs, and go to bed on time, every night”. Yet before you know it, it’s Wednesday and your trainers are exactly where they were on Sunday evening.

This week why not commit to take the easiest route  in some area of your life that you think might help to reduce your stress. For example, if you think you need to take a walk to relax and you’re not currently fitting that in. Commit to do just one walk this week. And then take next week’s plan next Sunday night.

If you’re already succeeding at some commitment but want to move forward, why not take just take 1 step more and see how that goes this week.

Another great way to self-care is to develop more awareness of your stressors while at work. If you have a smart phone, set a reminder to go off once a day and take a moment to check in with yourself. If you don’t have a such a phone set a time that you’ll most easily remember, for example some natural break at work, like after a specific task or meeting.

Just taking easy steps and getting used to the changes is the best and easiest way to start taking your Self Care forward.

Good Luck! and feel free to get touch – Karen@selfcareforcarers.ie

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