“Hello and Welcome to Episode 17 of ‘Tuesday Choose Day’, my inspirational weekly post.
My aim here is to inspire you to feel more positive and more confident within yourself to create the change you want to happen in your life.” I’m offering you here a healthy dose of positivity and fun every Tuesday straight to your inbox along with some empowering strategies to help you to take control, so that you not only feel better – you feel good!
Today’s Inspiration To Brighten Your Day…
You’re busy – I get it! You don’t have the time to invest in you. The truth is it takes everything you’ve got to take care of everyone else and keep all those stress balls in the air. Exhaustion, anxiety and low mood are clear warning signs though that your life may be heading out of balance.
Perhaps it seems out of reach to feel good about yourself and within yourself in your daily living and you just don’t know where to start…Just imagine how much more of ‘you’ you will have to ‘give’ at home and at work, how much lighter you will feel and how much more relaxed others will feel around you, if you invest simply and consistently in yourself so that your emotional tanks are replenished, your body is balanced and your mind is calm…
Take the right action this new year and get yourself back on track with my simple self care options to calm those Anxiety Wobbles. Many are inexpensive and quick to do so you’ll be able to afford the time and money to nurture yourself back to balance. Aim to do just one or two things a day on the list… I hope it inspires you to tune into what makes your heart sing and do more of that too!
Simple Self Care Options to Restore Balance
Take a warm bubble bath with essential oils
Have breakfast in bed
Visit a sauna or steam room
Experience touch with a soothing massage
Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure
Drink champagne for no reason
Indulge Your Senses
Buy yourself flowers
Light some aromatherapy candles
Stop and smell flowers whilst you are out
Watch a Sunrise or a Sunset
Listen to soothing music
Bake or cook yourself something special
Take yourself to the beach
Take a scenic drive
Sleep outside under the stars
Browse in a book store
Go for a Swim
Try both heart pumping aerobic and calming toning exercises
Walk a dog in a rescue centre
Dance to music by yourself
Go for a walk out in nature or to your local park
Strengthen Your Mind
Start a gratitude journal and write five things you are grateful for every day
Visualise how you want yourself and your life to be
Write out and tell yourself positive affirmations
Read an Inspiring book
Listen to a relaxation/hypnosis recording
List what you have already achieved in your life
Challenge yourself with a puzzle book or a jigsaw
Expand your horizons – visit a museum or other interesting place
Don’t rush – give yourself plenty of time
Start a hobby that is both creative and stimulating
Nurture your Body
Drink more water
Make a healthy change in your diet
De-tox your body one day at a time
Go to bed early
Buy yourself some new underwear
Take Care of Your Emotions
Create a feel good music playlist
Let yourself laugh – watch a funny video or comedian
Treat your inner child to a cuddly soft toy
Write a kind letter to yourself
Ask a special person for a hug
Compliment yourself and others
Be kind to yourself
Quit blaming and criticising yourself and others
Go to the park and feed the ducks, swing on the swings
Deepen Your Connection With Others
Do some Charity or Community Group Work
Call a special friend
Give more hugs
Spend time with your pet
I hope this list inspires you to create for yourself, your own comfort list of your ten top things to do when you need an anxiety antidote.
Until next time
With love and light x
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From the Wobbles and Worries Mailbox…
“I’m 32 and single. I’ve always had a fantastic social life but in the last three years all my friends have got married and most have kids. I’m busy with work in the week but the weekends I feel lonely and a bit depressed because my friends are busy with their partners and new families. It feels like I’m suddenly left on the shelf with no friends. I know I need to make new friends of my age but at the same time I can’t see the point when they will just get married and start families. How can I enjoy being single and make new friends?
A summary of my advice…
Life is changing for you. Getting married and having kids in your thirties in an inevitable life choice for many, but not for everyone. What are the benefits to you of being single compared to your married friends and what have your married friends traded? What can you do being single that your married friends with kids can’t? Marriage and children can bring responsibilities, tiredness and restriction. You have your freedom to spend your time how and with whomever you choose. Now is the perfect life stage for you to widen your social circle and develop new interests. Don’t restrict yourself to just meeting new friends of your own age – there are many interesting women with no children or whose children are grown. Expanding your network of friends to include all ages will broaden your experiences and bring new opportunities to your door. I’d recommend www.meetup.co.uk as a starting place. It is simple to create a profile and free to join social and activity groups for both men and women. You’ll find other single and married people looking to have fun and boost their social connections too.
Your current friends who are married with families will at times be feeling the pressure of that responsibility and restriction and will likely welcome the opportunity to meet up with you and get some space from their young family. Mums with young children are often tired and can easily get into a rut by not bothering to make an effort and go out. Perhaps you could take the reins here? Make arrangements, suggest when and where and give them enough notice to book a sitter. Your friends will be grateful to have your company and your support and it will strengthen your existing friendships whilst you are busy expanding your social circle in new and exciting ways. I hope this helps you!
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Lisa Skeffington, Anxiety Expert – Anxiety Help Bournemouth