Firstly, I missed an entire month without posting. I do apologise. I had plans for the blog and somehow life just gets in the way. September/October has been really busy workwise. Things are finally gaining momentum and people have been recommending my firm to their friends, which is always a good thing.
The last two months, I have been focusing on self-care a lot as well. I know that if I fail to take care of myself, I will be burnt out by the end of the month. So if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you would have seen my focus shift towards that.
I am going to combine what has been my favourites for September and October.
Anthony Robbins, I am not your Guru on Netflix. It was recommended to me by Netflix and I thought "Hmm odd, how did it know that I was watching his talks on TED and also on YouTube", I have been watching his talks on the TED stage and also on YouTube just because I am mesmerised by this guy and to watch him change and transform people is amazing. If you have Netflix watch it. I watched it TWICE! :)
Dhal. Yep, plain old Dhal. I am on a mission to find the perfect recipe for me and my little family has been having them for dinner almost every night. Bless them. They are easy to prepare and cook, though, I am just trying to find the right blend of spices for it. Once I have found it, it will definitely be something I will be sharing on here. :)
Gilmore Guys. With the revival of Gilmore Girls less than a month away, I can not believe that I have never heard of the Gilmore Guys before! They even have a cameo in the new revival coming up! So I have been consuming them for the last 2 months. LOL.
The warmth of the Sun! Finally, it feels like Spring here in Perth and I can sit outside and bask in the sun.
"You cannot serve from an empty vessel" - Eleanor Brown
As a mum, most of the time, we do not take the time to practice self-care. The thing is, self-care is the most important part of being a mum. It is non-negotiable. The family will not be able to function if the parent is burnt out.
Self-care is very important to me. When I don't practice it enough, I suffer. I get stressed easily and I have panic attacks often. When we hear the term self-care, we often think about people taking time out of their responsibility. Some even deemed it to be selfish. As a mum, most of the time, we do not take the time to practice self-care.
Often, I hear "but I don't have time to practice self-care" or "I don't have the energy to practice self-care" and I understand. As a working mum, practicing self-care is the last thing I want to do after a day at work or after a day running around with very little sleep. See the thing is, it is at this time that self-care is the most important. We have to stop and focus on ourselves before attending to the needs of the rest of your family.
Here are ten simple ways that I practice self-care that requires very little time, easy to practice anywhere AND virtually costs nothing.