Did you get your copy of The Lifestyler last week in your inbox?
Well, first, if you aren’t on the mailing list receiving my short, awesome weekly ezine, called The Lifestyler, then hop on over to the button at the right and get signed up! it’s short and to the point and gives you one weekly action item to start implementing right away.
Second, if you did get it, then you know this week’s post is a SUPER POST with self-care tips from TEN very cool experts that you simply need to check out! Check out the awesome self-care tips these wonderful ladies share here, and click on their links and get to know them better as well ~ they totally rock at what they do!!
A SHORT EXCERPT FROM THE LIFESTYLER…
If you missed the The Lifestyler ezine, here is a short excerpt (skip on down to the HOT SELF CARE TIPS if desired/already read!)…
“What is self care? It is putting your health, needs and desires first…yes, before anything else. If you not operating from a place of health and taking care of yourself (self care), what good can you really be to others? What example are you really setting for those around you – children, grandchildren, spouse, clients?
Start with one thing. One ritual. Best of all – what you start with is your choice! Is it one green juice a day? Is it dry brushing? Is it writing in a new journal (see this week’s blog post!)? Is it starting a new exercise class? Is it ending a relationship that is no longer serving you? Is it a warm bath?
One thing. Big or small.
Self care. So important, yet so neglected. Change that pattern starting now.”
HOT SELF CARE TIPS
I have so many self-care tips – it’s kinda my thing. But my top one is 8 hours sleep each night. Everything else seems to flow from that. It’s sometimes easier said than done, especially in the summer, but uber important.
~ Laurie Erdman
Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils. Darkness and candle.
~ Sarah Denae
My top self-care tip: Radical Self-Approval!
Loving myself is the best thing I can do for me and everyone in my sphere of influence. No matter how wonderful, generous, mundane, or clumsy I may be — I always say to myself, “Gee, isn’t that cute!”
~ Kerrie Blazek
This is what I do….Every week I schedule “me” time to celebrate all that I’ve done. I do this celebration with intention, so whether it’s that I take the time to smell a freshly brewed cup of coffee, or I get a massage, I make sure, I’m totally in the moment, savoring what I’m doing and completely allowing myself to feel joyful and enjoy who I am and what I do.
~ Yvette Syversen
I used to be driven. Then I pulled over. (inspired by a greeting card) My top self-care tip is to make a commitment to do something each day that qualifies as “play.” That can be play in my garden, play in my kitchen, play on facebook—doesn’t matter. I’m making up for YEARS of “all work and no play” and I’m loving every minute. I think I’ve grown younger as a result. LOL
~ Sue Ann Gleason
Of all self-care tips, for me it all boils down to self-love. When I’m making decisions, preparing food, scheduling my calendar, writing for my biz, taking on new clients, having an important conversation…I do my best to behave in a way that opens me and brings me into a place of harmony. When I use self-love as my guidepost, all other decisions and actions either line up, or not. I move towards those things that line me up with “yummy.”
~ Kendra Current
As a busy self-employed mom working from home I find I need 15-30 minutes a day to myself where I can just “be.” That means no dishes, no errands, no housework, no work, no computer…just being still and perhaps writing in a journal, listening to music or meditating. This short amount of time really helps me be present to my life the rest of my day.
~ Tracey Ceurvels
I would say “laugh everyday”.
~ Alara K. Castell
Call out your inner critic!This is a simple process of tracking and shining the light on those nasty things we tell ourselves when our mind is left unchecked. Simply dedicate a cute little note pad to jotting down the date/time/and thing you said to yourself that was less than savory, and watch that inner critic loose it’s power and melt away quickly + easily.
~ Tancie Trail
My number one self-care tip that is teach every single person I work with “Must Orient to Your Surroundings” (get out of your head and into the here and now). It’s what our brains are wired to find in order to feel a sense of safety, and us humans have completely lost this primal mechanism of orientation.
~ Irene Fe Gutteridge
A BIG Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who contributed to this post – YOU ALL ROCK!
Check back on the blog next week when I will have a rockin’ video interview with Kris Carr of Crazy Sexy Diet, a New York Times Bestseller!! We will chat about some great self care tips about what to ADD and REMOVE to support a cleaner and greener lifestyle! See you then…
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