While researching I need to make sure I am taking care of myself in really nice ways. I want to switch my current ‘caring’ activities to ones that are really about caring and not about punishing myself.
These are things I know make me feel better and so I would like to do more often. I’m not setting myself targets, but will monitor how I get on and how it impacts on my mood and productivity. I think doing as many of these as I can each day will make a great difference and ensure I move away from destructive habits that no longer serve me in the way I need.
My self-care checklist:
- Face cleanse and moisturise
- Make a really good cup of coffee and sit and enjoy it
- Get the sleep I need
- Be active
- Keep my home clean and tidy
- Actively play with the cats
- Prepare/cook my meals
- Relax – meditate, journal, blog, read
- Stay hydrated
- Dress to make me feel good
This feels like a good start in changing how I feel about myself and my relationship with food. These are the things I let slide when I’m not feeling good about myself. It’s the simple things that make the difference I believe. I don’t want to complicate my life, but I want to change it.