Hi, and welcome to this week’s blog post.
I would like to focus today’s post on “you”. You are my priority in this post.
Why? Because you should be a priority in your life at all times.
I’m going to tell you a few ways in which you can easily achieve making yourself a priority in your life.
Prioritising yourself and your wellbeing doesn’t mean forgetting those around you, it just means that you come first, and if you come first, you’ll have more time and energy to help and support and spend time to those around you.
Here are some ideas for you to ponder on, in order to get your wellbeing back to being a priority, or to improve the way you look after yourself:
Spend some time in quiet and solitude to figure out what helps and what hinders your wellbeing.
Think about what things you’ve stopped doing that you really enjoyed. Find out why you stopped them and work through those reasons so you can re-start these activities if and when you want to.
Use your resources. I talk about this in my book. We all have our resources and we all have people and things around us that can help us improve or maintain our wellbeing. Maybe you live near the sea or a popular place to run or walk, or a swimming pool. Maybe you enjoy indoor activities more. Look for the things and people that will help you achieve our wellbeing goals, and support each other to get what you want from the activities you engage in.
Remember, what worked for you in the past might not work for you now. Reassess how you’ve changed and work with that to add or remove things from your life.
As I discussed in the previous post, and in other posts, learning to say “no” will allow us to be true to ourselves and in turn this will maintain or improve our wellbeing and also our relationships, as there’ll be no room for resenting ourselves or those we don’t say no to.
Disconnect from all your electronics at least once a week. Leave the house without your phone or anything with the potential to distract you from “you” time.
Use mindfulness videos on Youtube or download an app like the CalmApp to meditate and learn how to slow your breathing down to help you relax and wind down, or just take a break when things are getting too much. The more you do it, the more effective the results are!
Find a group of people you can talk to about your deepest, darkest emotions, thoughts and plans. This could be friends, family or a therapist like yours truly.
You’ll see how things improve within yourself and your relationships as you put some of these in practice.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive. There are more resources out there to further support you with this.
Have you got my book yet? It is a great resource to help you work out how to improve your life and relationships through 20 easy self-care habits. Click here to find out more.