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5 feelings that get in the way of self care

5 feelings that get in the way of self care

  As part of this series on self-care we’ve looked at the gifts of burnout and what self-care isn’t.  This post is all about the things that get in the way and stop you from enjoying the self-care you need. Guilt – Guilt is critical here.  It’s the number one reason people cite for not having ‘me’ time.  Guilt is all tied up with how much we have worked and whether we truly deserve it.  Just recognising guilt as an…

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The 4 gifts of burnout – how anxiety can kick start your self-care

The 4 gifts of burnout – how anxiety can kick start your self-care

You’re at rock bottom – you are exhausted and constantly stressed out.  You might think the only way forward is to keep plodding along but feeling like this is the wake-up call you need.  Burnout can teach us to stop and evaluate where we are and start to practice self care on a much bigger level. Self care is not trite, cliched or indulgent – it’s essential and you will burn out without it. It teaches you to be kind…

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3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT CLEANING AND START CHILLING OUT

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT CLEANING AND START CHILLING OUT

We all like to live in a clean house, right?  I do and like most people are mortified when someone comes round and sees how ‘we really live’.  Cleaning and all things housework play into our feelings of perfectionism and as Brene Brown so rightly says “When perfectionism is driving us, shame is always riding shotgun and fear is the backseat driver.” We’ve been sold this story (how our homes reflect us as people) since the beginning of time so pushing…

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HOW THE #LIVEMORECHALLENGE CHANGED MY LIFE – WEEK 2

HOW THE #LIVEMORECHALLENGE CHANGED MY LIFE – WEEK 2

Last week was so good.  The challenge really got me thinking.. here’s what happened in Week 2. Day 8 – Career and Spirituality – Work out what your passion is and reconnect/connect with spirituality Looking after Florence for the past two years has meant I’ve taken some time out from work.  I didn’t  totally love my last job, or the one before,  and I realised this was a big issue for me.  I want to put some wheels into motion…

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WHY REST MAKES YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

WHY REST MAKES YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

  This week life didn’t go the way I planned.  I was sick.  Whilst I didn’t want to down tools and just relax – I had to – illness does that to you. It took me a few days to really get into it (I was still trying to go to the Supermarket on day one) after a while I really learned to like rest.  It got me wondering why there was so much resistance to resting.  Why was being…

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