It looks like this snow is here for a while, doesn't it? What a nightmare. I spent most of yesterday panicking about not being able to open the shop, thinking of ways we could get there. It forced us to postpone our first Live Well Workshop, and we’ve had to close for two days in a row, with a backlog of online orders to fulfil. It’s so stressful. But then I had a realisation - there is nothing we can do...
With Christmas out of the way, we're back into our same old patterns, and self-care is as important as ever. It’s easy to get swept back up into the routine of every day life, where you keep on fighting the good fight, automatically putting the needs of everybody else before you, until you’re running on empty. It’s what we do. We owe it to ourselves to keep on top of our self-care.
Here are five little self-care tips that you can adopt right now. No big overhauls or transformative ideas, just helpful hints that you can slot into your daily life to keep you going while we wait for some Spring sun to show it’s face.
We see it everywhere at this time of year in films, advertising campaigns and online; beaming faces surrounding a glorious feast, or joyful children carefully unwrapping the latest trend next to an immaculately decorated tree, sparkling next to a roaring log fire.
However, your vision of the festive season may fill you with dread and worry. It can also be a time of great stress as we put too much pressure on ourselves to deliver that perfect picture of Christmas - the money, the presents, the food, the parties, the awkward relatives... the list goes on!
If you live with a condition such as anxiety or depression, or you simply find the festive season overwhelming, we have compiled a list of ten tips to help you relax and enjoy Christmas your way