When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
This morning! I had a PT session and then a bath before I went to work.
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
For me exercise is my favourite way.
Regular, intentional movement of your body is one of the most potent and easy ways to practice self-care.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
What I have noticed is that even though we are all so unique there seems to be a recurring theme; whether you’re in Rio or London, mums feel guilty about prioritising themselves. We have overcrowded schedules and minds and an innate generosity that makes it all too easy to overlook our own rest, rejuvenation and vitality.
As women, we are busier than ever before. We have as many opportunities as we do responsibilities and it can be really hard to find the time and energy amongst it all.
But just as that old air hostess demonstration goes; you need to put your oxygen mask on first before you help your loved ones. Without that mask you can’t help anyone. It’s not selfish to put yourself first; it’s necessary.
Investing in your health and fitness is the proverbial oxygen mask that will allow you to live a happier, healthier and balanced life, in sync with your family, work and dreams.
Making time for me has been a work in progress. When I initially opened my business I was doing 12 hours at the studio and then more when I got home. It was a bit of a juggling act especially adding being a mum to the equation. Now that I have staff I am able to step back a little and make time for me. I know to be the best version of myself I have to allocate time every week for me, it can be just catching up with a girlfriend for a coffee, a PT session, a pamper session or even just a walk along the beach. It is now a non negotiable in my schedule, a couple of hours a week I now block out for me.