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Radically Simple Self-Care Tips That Will Literally Change Your Life

Hands up if you need some epic self-care right now. Maybe you’ve got a lot going on right now, and you’ve let yourself drop to ‘last’ on your priorities list. Or maybe you’re just not feeling as good/ healthy/ vibrate/ high vibe as you want to, and you’re not sure why.

Whatever the reason, self-care is an excellent medicine for the mind, body and soul. When we nourish our nervous system through these intentional practices, the payoff in ALL areas of our health and wellness is huge – including reduced stress, increased immunity, improved focus, better well-being, way better sleep… and that’s just for starters! 

Also, you’ll just feel way better as you go about your daily life, and that’s reason enough in itself to commit to your self-care. 

For me, entering the peri-menopause phase, has shone a whole new light on self-care. It’s more important to me now than ever before, because if I’m not overflowing with self-love, then I’ll be all over the place in my other life areas. Of course, I’ve had to get a bit savvier about making time and space for these practices, but it is so worth it when I do!

And on that note, there’s good news: there are so many things you can do today – right this very minute – to calm your nervous system, boost your immunity, and increase your physical and mental wellness. They can be simple, quick, and can be easily tweaked to fit into your daily routine.

So today I share some of my favourite ways to calm your nervous system, boost your immune system, and increase your physical and mental wellness. 

  1. Eat organic, chemical-free, spray-free, local, and REAL whole foods from Mother Nature. Ditch the processed junk ‘food’ and just eat REAL food. RELATED | 8 Tips for Going Organic on a Budget & Why Growing Your Own Food is Good for the Mind and Body
  2. Drink clean filtered water. Our body is made up of 75% water, so make sure you are getting enough each day to keep your temple beautifully hydrated. (It really does make such a difference to how you feel!) RELATED | 13 Detox Juices to Drink Yourself Clean
  3. Prioritise sleep and aim to get 8 hours each night. RELATED | Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
  4. As soon as the sun goes down, block out the blue light. This will ensure your body is ready to fall asleep when bedtime comes around. RELATED | Disconnect to Reconnect
  5. Breathe deeply. Try alternate nostril breathing. This is super powerful and will quickly calm your nervous system. 
  6. Meditate | RELATED: Creating your own Meditation Practice at Home & The Importance of Walking meditation
  7. Move your body every single day. It does not matter what you do, just move it. RELATED | 6 Ways to Create a Pilates Practice at Home & Creating your own Yoga Practice at Home
  8. Master your mind. RELATED | PODCAST: Let’s Talk About the Importance of Working on Your Mindset & Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
  9. Get outside into nature as much as possible. If you can’t, make sure you open the windows and let in as much fresh air and sunlight as possible. RELATED | 7 Benefits of Spending Time in Nature & 5 Ways to Connect with Nature
  10. Swim in the ocean, a lake, or a river as often as you can. 
  11. Let the sun kiss your beautiful skin.
  12. Quit comparing yourself to others. RELATED | Social media boundaries can look like this
  13. Do work that you love, that lights you up and inspires you. You only get one precious and sacred life, so you may as well do something you love. RELATED | Live Your Life with Purpose & Finding Your Purpose in Life
  14. Surround yourself with inspiring people. You are the product of the 5 most prominent people in your life. So choose wisely. RELATED | 6 Ways to take inspired action
  15. Laugh and smile BIG. Your nervous system is regulated by your facial expressions. You can reverse-hack this system by putting a smile on your dial and letting your nervous system follow the cues. Try it now.
  16. Get creative! Create, paint, draw, write, sew, build, or make something with your hands. RELATED | Let’s Get Creative!
  17. Get in the kitchen and cook. RELATED | Soulfully Nourished: Healthy Cooking & Eating Made Easy

These are just some of the things I love and do to calm my nervous system, boost my immune system and increase my physical and mental wellness.

Have you got any to add?


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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