Be on your own ‘to-do’ list

What are you doing for YOU today? This is where you start making sure you’ve included yourself on your own ‘to-do’ list. To sustain your optimal level of well-being, you need to take responsibility for scheduling self-care and treat it as the most important job in the world – because it simply is.

Do you have a self-care practice
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This does not mean booking a holiday or shopping trip (although you can if you want to), but rather a deep level of care. It is about honouring yourself and not succumbing to anxiety or guilt about looking after yourself.

Do you feel guilty when practising self-love & self-care
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Making pleasure a priority is critical for extreme self-care. The real pleasure is achieved by developing habits that make you feel happy and nurtured. These could include:

  • listening to the music you love on your commute to work
  • drinking your favourite tea each morning
  • buying flowers for your work desk or home
  • going out for dinner once a fortnight with friends
  • seeing a movie every month
  • taking a break from work in the middle of the day to get out into nature
  • booking a regular pedicure
  • visiting your local museums or art galleries
  • organising regular walks with friends
  • curling up with a book on Sunday afternoons

Your success toolkit is your immediate go-to when you are feeling a bit out of control, stressed and stuck. It is your personal backup for when life throws a curveball or you’re just worn out and will help put you back in the driver’s seat again.

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