Never give up caring for yourself. Plan to succeed. Plan each week to succeed. Sit down each week and while referring to the goals you set, plan in appointment times to care for yourself. Have a set time you organise your week if you can, and plan at the end of a week or the… Continue reading Step five: Change takes time and persistance: Take care of yourself lovingly
Step three: Caring for yourself takes persistance
Now I have made my self-care goals - then what? We have all begun new habits of caring for ourselves and then started 'forgetting ' them and/or suddenly found that we have more urgent things to do than caring for ourselves. I want to reassure you that you are not the only one to find… Continue reading Step three: Caring for yourself takes persistance
Step four: When the going gets tough – plan to succeed. Care for yourself first.
When the going gets tough - don't stop. When I begin a new self-care habit, I often don't feel like doing it, or I forget to. I know from lots of hard experience that if I don't plan time during the week to care for myself, I won't. And even more, if I don't keep… Continue reading Step four: When the going gets tough – plan to succeed. Care for yourself first.
Don’t wait: Plan to care for yourself now!
Why don't you care for yourself yet? Many of us remember making worthwhile goals to care more for ourselves. Maybe you made them when you realised you were unhappy and something has to change in your life; when a dear friend or family member became very ill or died; when you read something thought provoking… Continue reading Don’t wait: Plan to care for yourself now!
Care for yourself first – think of oxygen masks
As the stewards remind us each plane flight - when you are suddenly in a situation without oxygen, you must care for yourself first by organising your own oxygen before you help your family. Don't you find this contradicts our training to care for others first? And when we care for ourselves first, do you… Continue reading Care for yourself first – think of oxygen masks
The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?
Are you enjoying your family? Having a conversation with a parent today reminded me that what I best remember as a parent of young children were the special times when I was relaxed and completely there with them. I wouldn't be thinking about work, or a problem, or about something in the future or past;… Continue reading The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?
Self -care. If you aren’t happy your family isn’t happy.
I have recently been following a blog by a lovely woman called 'Flylady'. She has reminded me about the importance of self-care, and looking after myself in small ways every day, especially during stressful December. For most people, particularly mothers, the busiest and most stressful month is December. And even though a little regular self-care… Continue reading Self -care. If you aren’t happy your family isn’t happy.
How to make Christmas fun with your family: The goal-setting process
The goal-setting process and a happy Mother Christmas Holidays can be a time of arguments, hurt feelings, and frustration, where no-one is happy. The goal-setting process can change that! This stressful time when you run around trying to make everyone happy, and not succeeding, can change with the use of the goal-setting process. Develop a… Continue reading How to make Christmas fun with your family: The goal-setting process