Looking after your health and well-being is thankfully a trend that is not going away anytime soon. Our daily lives are often so full of hurried communication, technology and comparison, and pollution and stress, that taking time to decompress and tend to You is vital.
Self-care is no longer just a buzz word, but an essential act of kindness to oneself, to your ability to be present with others, continue to be productive, and to live long and happy lives. And big goals take big efforts so the energy reset self-care provides is even more important the busier you are! So here's 5 of our favourite to do's for loving on YOU, Valentine's Day or not!
You don't need persmission or a special book or special place, but making it a habit to pick up a pen, take some deep breaths and write faster than your hand can keep up can be extremely cathartic and revolutionary.
Write what's on your mind right now before moving onto a to-do list, 3 things you are grateful for, or writing to a love song that you imagine you and your current or future lover to be dancing to. There's no rules - just make it your own and make space for it in your daily life in some way.
Exercise can often be a medicine for most ailments too, if you’re struggling to sleep at night or suffering with cramps you might find that gentle exercise alleviates the pain. Of course you should consult your health practitioner before starting out any kind of new and strenuous activity. After starting a new exercise regimen the majority of people feel that they can sleep better, they feel brighter and their body is more in shape.
Whatever you do this Valentine's weekend, be sure to put yourself first and nourish, nurture, appreciate and recuperate your heart, mind, body and soul.