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Is self care on your to-do list?

Self Care


This morning I was asked by Clare Stead, founder of the brilliant Olliki app the following question

“What one piece of advice would you give to first time-parents-to-be and first-time parents of newborns?” 

and thought I’d share my answer with you too. 

What I am going to share, is a topic that many people overlook, brush to one side or feel guilt in doing. But I really believe it’s something we all need to step up and do a lot more of.  

Remember to make your OWN self care a non-negotiable priority!

No one else will do this for you and scheduling even a short time everyday to do something lighthearted, relaxing, fun or indulgent will balance stress and give you pause to recalibrate your mind, body and spirit. 

When I talk to my clients, self care always seems to be talked about as a ‘nice idea’ or considered selfish. I get a lot of blank faces and pauses when I ask “what do you do for fun?” In reality it should be right there at the top of your daily to-do list. 

Does it feels selfish? 

Maybe, but think about it from the perspective that your children follow by example. And a happy mum and dad are a fabulous way to role model the importance for them to look after their own lifelong mental, emotional and energetic wellbeing.

That leads me to just one more question:

What activity will you do for your own self care today?

Darcey Croft
Team Mothermind

p.s. Our facebook community is always happy to be inspired with new suggestions of ways to relax and have fun. Come over and tell us what works best for you!

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Darcey Croft

Darcey Croft

Darcey Croft is a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Great Britain. Since graduating from the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery she has worked in all areas of obstetrics, supporting mothers in their pregnancies and delivering countless babies. Her current role is Perinatal Mental Health team leader for the county of Buckinghamshire, England. She has undertaken a Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice and has a medical diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Darcey is an expert in Perinatal Mental Health with a focus on reducing stress in pregnancy and birth.

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