Self-Care Gives A Statement

What does this mean to you?  For some it may mean pampering themselves with gifts, treats, food, spa treatments!  For others, it may mean giving themselves enough time to relax, rest, be mindful, meditate and listen to their bodies.  Or of course, it may mean something else – we are each different and will express self-love in different ways.

Sadly, so many of us also negate the need for it – we put others needs before our own, we put work before our health, we put our partners demands ahead of our own.  If you have children, I think I’ll let you off on that one as I am as guilty of that, but reason it by the fact that they are my dependents, and that is my choice.  I should add here that even with my children, I try to find a win-win situation where they also understand my needs and don’t drain me.

However, for anyone and anything else, unless I care for myself and put myself first, then how am I going to be any good for anyone else?  Ask yourself the same….

Why is it important?

It affects our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being.  This in turn affects how we engage with the world – with people – our colleagues, our friends, our family, our partners; It affects how we feel and how we perform.  If you want to be healthy, it all starts with how you care for yourself!

As always, no one said this process of growth is easy, but in my usual practical ways, here are some things you can try to engage in self-care and re-energise yourself.  With any of these behaviour shifts, positive reinforcement really helps to keep you going, as does accountability, so consider the following with any of your actions:

  • Give yourself a virtual pat on the back or other reward for engaging in the behaviour
  • Find a nudge-buddy to help keep you accountable and keep you on the right track – this may mean one person or several, or even your social media followers!

Things worth considering to engage in self-care:

  • A healthy meal to nourish your body
  • Lemon water first thing in the morning to detox your body
  • A good nights sleep
  • 10 minutes of meditation
  • A mindful walk in silence with no phone – as little as 15 minutes will do it!
  • Tell someone how to feel without feeling guilty about it
  • A massage
  • A luxurious shower or bath
  • Reading a good book
  • Watch something just you want to watch
  • Put your to-do list aside and don’t feel bad about it – let it go!
  • Listen to yourself – trust your intuition
  • Exercise in some form
  • Relish a good chat with a friend
  • Remind yourself how awesome you are!

It doesn’t have to be a chore; it can be short and sweet – but the consistent bit is to know and feel that you deserve it!!  You can read more about it in my #1 Bestselling book Women Who Want More: How To Create A Balanced & Fulfilled Life.

Yes – You Can!

 

Dr Rana Al-Falaki

 

 

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Dr Rana Al-Falaki MCD CPC ELI-MP

Be Free, Be Fun, Be Fearless expert, Dr Rana Al-Falaki has had over twenty years’ experience as a world leader in her field, is an international speaker and trainer and coach, a pioneering researcher, writer, healer, and at the same time a mother of three and friend to many. 

She manages to balance it all with an underlying belief that everything you do in life should have purpose, be fun, and that by being conscious, you give yourself choice and the ability to create whatever it is you want. Engaging with people on an energetic level is her passion, which she does with her friends, her children, her family and in her work. She loves being a both a teacher and a student to anyone she meets.

She has redirected her expertise from the field of physical health to a more holistic one of self-mastery and empowerment, using techniques that shift energy to help us heal and manifest a life with no need for compromise or settling. She is the author of the #1 international bestseller Women Who Want More: how to create a balanced & fulfilled Life, and co-author of the best-selling journal How Big Can You Dream? She is a certified professional life and business mastery coach and trainer, a core-energy™ coach and energy leadership index master practitioner, a Rahanni healer, a regional vice president for Crowned 4 Success and Boss Ladies Mindset – the largest and fastest growing female empowerment network on social media, a Law Of Attraction mentor, and founder of Light Changes Coaching. www.lightchangescoaching.com

Her strap-lines are mediocre is out-dated and compromise is over-rated. She has a unique talent in helping people create balance in a fun and practical way, leaving you feeling free and fearless. 

Dr Rana Al-Falaki
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