Sometimes you have to put yourself first …

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Sometimes life can get a bit busy and we have too much happening that we can forget to take care of ourselves. Recently I have learnt the consequences of that and I don’t want it to happen again. In order to be useful to others, you have to be healthy yourself and here are a few of the things I have been doing to help keep myself healthy and functioning …

  1. Get enough sleep. This one’s a big one. Sleep is so important and sometimes it is difficult to realise when you haven’t had enough but usually 7-9 hours is standard. My skin really suffers from breakouts and dullness and my moods swings are terrible (which my family don’t appreciate) and I become less productive because I have less energy overall. If you’re not getting enough sleep then a lot of these other tips won’t work either.
  2. Eat sensibly. I can’t diet. I just can’t do it. I can’t even call the foods that I eat 100% healthy, but I still eat a balanced diet and that is what is important. We all know that we should eat enough fruit and veg but it is also important to eat enough protein and fibre and it’s important to enjoy creating what you eat and then eating it. It is so easy to say ‘I’m too tired’ and get takeout (I can tell you that from experience) but it’s not actually that hard to create easy healthy meals. I’ve already done a post about my favourite breakfast smoothie but if you would like to see more recipes then let me know
  3. Treat yourself. I’m not talking down a whole block of chocolate or anything like that, I’m saying you should do something every day for you. It is so easy to spend the day doing everything for everyone else so I like to do something small every day just for me. Sometimes I take a bubble bath, walk my dogs, read a book or watch a movie. Just do something where you can just blob out for a half hours because you deserve it.

Those are 3 simple tips that I follow to keep myself sane during the tough times but I would love to hear what you do for yourself when you need a little pampering, because it’s not easy.

Thanks for reading,

xo

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