I am incredibly passionate about the concept of self-care and how it sets a solid foundation for having positive mental health and a positive mindset. I had never understood how important it is to take care of yourself until I experienced what it was to feel tired, burnt out and ready to give up on everything that I had valued and believed in. I’m not only passionate about these few things. I am passionate about working with women, hearing their stories of growth and empowerment and sharing their stories about what self-care and positive mental health mean to them.
In this blog post I share with you five blog posts about self-care for women and positive mental health written by four amazing and talented women. In this post I share blog posts written by Alexis, Haley, Heather, Ari and Ann-Marie. I share with you self-care ideas that you can easily include in your day to day life and a personal journey healing from Anorexia. I share a post about how regularly saying positive affirmations is not only beneficial for ourselves but those around us and lessons learned from journaling for 100 days straight. Finally, I share a post that encourages us to give ourselves permission to be that person who we want and are destined to be.
1. Self-Care Ideas to Include in your Day to Day Life
Alexis from Simply Nichole shares six ways that you can include self-care into your day to day life that are easy and do not take a lot of time nor effort. She talks about including activities such as reading a book, regular meditation and binge watching your favourite television show on Netflix. You can read the full post here.
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2. A Personal Story about Healing from Anorexia
Haley, from Adventures of Southern Motherhood, shares her personal story about living with Anorexia and her journey to recovery. In her post, Haley shares the importance of recognising that Anorexia is a mental illness based on unhelpful and unrealistic beliefs about ourselves and that recovery is possible.
3. How Positive Affirmations are Beneficial to those Around Us
Heather from Blissed Out Mums, shares the importance of practicing what we preach, especially for those round us, including our children. Heather talks about encouraging children to recite positive affirmations in order to influence and grow motivation. However, for this to work for our children, we must practice and recite positive affirmations ourselves. Remember when I talked about self-doubt in this blog post and I explained how our beliefs about ourselves and the world around us largely come from our care givers? This is exactly what Heather is getting at. Our children need to see us believe and feel positive about ourselves in order for them to believe and feel positive about themselves.
4. Lessons Learned from 100 Days of Journaling
Ari, from Polish Your Sparkle shares us her lessons that she had learned from journaling for 100 days straight. You hear a lot about journaling and how it is good for mental health, mindfulness, personal reflection and growth and reading the lessons that Ari learned illustrates exactly why. Click here to read the full blog post!
5. Give Yourself Permission to Be Who you Want to Be
Finally, in this blog post, Ann-Marie shares some wise words with us and tells us that we need to give ourselves permission to be the person that we want to be. Once we give ourselves permission we can then use every opportunity that we can to change our thinking, make it automatic and become who we want to be.
Here’s to finding your best you.
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