July

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Up your self-care

When I talk about self-care, I’m re­fer­ring to ac­tions that sup­port your nutri­tional, bio­chem­i­cal and emo­tional health. This might be com­mit­ting to a reg­u­lar yoga or med­i­ta­tion prac­tice be­cause you know you feel good af­ter­wards, or amp­ing up your nour­ish­ment to sup­port your bio­chem­istry. How­ever, self-care also at times means putting your own needs above what oth­ers re­quire from you, mak­ing tough de­ci­sions and speak­ing up.

In other words, self-care isn’t al­ways easy. Some­times it re­quires us to do things that make us feel un­com­fort­able. It’s hu­man na­ture to try to avoid pain and dis­com­fort so often we avoid the things we would get the most ben­e­fit from. What acts of self-care would you most ben­e­fit from?

Do you need to say ‘no’ more? Ask for sup­port? Com­mit to en­gag­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties that light your heart up? Do you need to be kinder to your­self? Think about your big­gest frus­tra­tion and you’ll usu­ally find the thing that will bring you the most joy hid­den deep in­side it.

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