Non-Negotiable Self Care Rituals
London; where the diverse commune to live, celebrate and practice together. My root home, and I travelled there for some training not so long ago. Here is where I used to play; Boris biking all over town to drink in the sights, sounds and unfurl on and beyond the mat.
But I was exhausted by it and got quite poorly when I returned. Running on empty.
The signs were there; aching body, fever, scattered focus, lack of attention and craving sugars of any kind.
My body was asking me to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n and pause.
But life sometimes has other ideas, and we get shifted about in a whirlwind.
Want some sure-fire wins for a quick health boost, that don’t cost a lot? Here are our list of non-negotiable self care rituals:
Fresh air. Every single day. Be it opening a window, walking out in nature. Even in London; hopping on a Boris bike to any green space will feel immensely good
Conscious breath. Breathe like you mean it. Take two minutes out to feel into and consciously ‘see’ how you’re breathing
Lots of water. Drink a fresh glass of water every hour
Nourish well. Ingest nutrients; choose as many fresh, homemade foods as possible and don’t be tempted to snack on processed foods
Journal. Even just a sentence a day; let words pour like water
Dance. Shake or move. Every single day
Speak your truth
Cleanse. Externally, internally, mentally
Take time out. Gift yourself 5 minutes just to be
Become inspired. You know what lifts you (is it a book/photo/friend)
Connect. Spend every single day seeking out a genuine connection with another being. Sounds kooky? But it’s the most important and precious part of the day. It can be something simple; smiling at someone, engaging in a conversation. Just find a way to connect and recall we are all one energy
Look at the sky
Look at the ground
Do these at least once a day and you’ll be on your way to avoiding burnout. Listen-in is required to hear what your body is telling you.