This is rare.
Most of the time, I get distracted and it takes much longer.
I used to beat myself up about it but learned, years ago, that it’s so much easier to just go with it and use the lack of focus and clarity as a clue that perhaps I need to attempt less that day.
My 28 Day Elf Care Extravaganza launches this week and if you want to sign up, you’ll get a free tip each day.
The first week focuses on self care coaching tools for the mind, the next for the body, the third for the heart and fourth for the soul.
By working (playing, experimenting) through each day’s suggestion – and taking notice of which ideas appeal more and less (obviously, only do what feels good or what you believe will benefit you), you’ll get to know some signs for you own self care practices as well as which ones are worth prioritising the most.
As with my book, I hope you’ll not only find my self care ideas beneficial but that it’ll reconnect you with your OWN repertoire of tools and ideas you’ve developed over the years.
We don’t expect to brush and floss our teeth just the once. We don’t expect to go to the gym just the once. Or only take one vitamin pill.
Similarly, self care practices work in a cumulative way.
And we’re all unique. What works for me one day, might not appeal at all the next.
Because I’ve been building on these practices for decades now, I can switch things up quite easily.
I hope that you’ll invest a little extra time in yourself each day (it really doesn’t need to take long) and that you learn some wellbeing shortcuts that will serve you for the rest of your life.
You’ll also find Be Your Own Self Care Coach tools throughout my site.