WEEK 6 – Reflecting on What Works For You
DAY 42 – Plan Your De-Stress Treat Day

Tip:  This does not need to be expensive, complicated or new, simply the stuff you know that makes you happy in a healthy way. 

How:  Completely your choice and this will of course depend on your circumstances; budget, time, where you live, daily commitments. Don’t wait until you ‘can afford it’ either, De-Stress is not about spending – why add the stress of a strain on the credit card to your day?

To help inspire you, here is Charlotte Watts’ idea of a De-Stress time:

On the cheap:

  • Long luxurious breakfast of extremely high quality and healthy ‘fry-up version’ or maybe scrambled eggs and poached salmon with a really good cup of coffee
  • Walk into town for pre-lunch yoga class
  • Lunch on my own (yeah I know, baa humbug!)
  • Sit in a park with book or magazine or just lying there if good weather
  • Treat of cake and tea in really good tea shop
  • Walk home for spot of lying on the sofa
  • Lovely family tea
  • Evening yoga, little read, early night – maybe long bath…….

Occasional treat – what asks for birthday presents etc:

  • Book spa day deal with friend (have one, also mother of toddler with whom I do this once every 2-3 months)
  • Go early, get into robes to get all ‘institutionalised’ 
  • Book massage in morning
  • Lunch in robes
  • Steam, sauna, Jacuzzi – any hanging about in primordial water type pools we can
  • Booja Booja truffles for the afternoon relaxation room
  • Lovely family tea
  • Evening yoga, little read, early night – maybe long bath…….

You see the evening trend of the mother of a toddler – ‘rock-n-roll’! 

Why:  Firstly, why not?! Secondly because you really do deserve it and thirdly, to set an important trend at this landmark time in your health journey whilst reiterating to yourself what really makes you feel good about life. It is crucial to remember that holidays are not exceptional periods that happen every 6 months only; you need to weave them into your life – small stuff daily and regular days (even half-days) all about your welfare. If you think you have too much work, schedule in weeks before; family life too busy, insist someone lets you have a break…..you get the picture – nothing in life is too important to stop and look after yourself so you can look after others or get the job done with rational focus.

 

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