Making self-care a daily habit

Making self-care a daily habit

  1. Treat your feet like friends

Clearing out shoes that pinch, jab, squeeze and rub is a radical act of self-care because it has an immediate positive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. As well as eliminating pain, careful shoe selection makes your movements and activities, boosts your energy, and enables you up to skip rather than hobble through your day.

  1. Lighten your load

Why break your back carrying more than you need? Clear out your bag at the end of each day and fill it with only the things you need for the next. Invest in miniature versions of cosmetics; leave loyalty/store cards at home – most places can find your details logged in the system using just your name and postcode; clear your wallet of receipts once a week; and have a serious think about how many of the keys on that jailer-like bunch you really need with you.

  1. Drink, drink, drink!

Find ways to get more water into your system. Make yourself have a glass every time you go into your kitchen, or set the rule of one glass of water for every other beverage you drink (tea, coffee, wine…). Keep a bottle on your desk and by your bed. Make it convenient, easy and habitual.