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Featured image for blog post - Why you need to prioritize self care
It can be easy to get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives and forget to care for ourselves. We're so busy taking care of our families, our jobs, and all of the other responsibilities we have that we often don't make time for ourselves. But it's essential that we do. When we don't take time to focus on ourselves, it can lead to feelings of guilt, overwhelm, and even depression. By prioritizing self-care, we can ensure that we are taking care of our external responsibilities as well as our internal needs.
simplifying your life
Believe it or not, your weekdays can be simpler. Whether you’re a stay at home or work at home parent, working a 9-5 job (maybe even a couple of jobs), or self-employed, simplifying those weekdays is not an impossible goal. How? All it takes is a plan! With a little planning ahead, you can be prepared for (almost) anything that comes your way!
how to sleep better at night
If you’re not getting good quality sleep on a regular basis, you’ve probably noticed the effects in your life. That fuzzy feeling in your head? Crankiness? Trouble learning new things or lack of concentration? Yep, you’re probably not getting enough good sleep. I’m all too familiar with that feeling of functioning through the fog...and I don’t like it!
how to handle stress
I think we can all agree that no matter how much you try to minimize stress in your life, it will still occasionally happen - stress and anxiety will creep in. And it’s hard on us, both mentally and physically. It will interrupt your sleep, affect your appetite, hijack your focus. A good friend of mine is actually battling a long-term illness caused by a stressful life! While there are ways to minimize stress in your daily life, we can’t avoid it completely. So what can you do when you feel those stress levels rising?
time saving tools
So what’s the opposite of multi-tasking? Single-tasking. Literally doing one thing at a time. Start a task. Focus on it. Finish it (or reach a stopping place). THEN do another task. Give what you’re doing your undivided attention and dedicated time. Sounds simple, right? It is. But it’s not always easy, especially if multi-tasking is a long-standing habit.
how to simplify
What do you want your life to look like? If you take a few minutes to think about this one, you’ll find that it’s surprisingly easy to picture what you WANT. Now, carry it a little farther. When you look at this picture of your ideal life, what ISN’T there? Get specific about this, because that’s a very good place to start. If you see things that don’t fit into your ideal, why are they there? Some things are easy to just let go of…others, you may not be ABLE to let go of, but maybe there is a work-around.