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.
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:
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!