Choosing a word of the year can be a lovely way to set a positive intention of what you would like to bring into your life during the new year. Here are some ideas for choosing a word and how to use it to make small, positive changes throughout the year.
Overwhelm can happen for many reasons, it may be a case of having too many things to do, too many people making demands on your time, challenging and tough situations, or emotional overwhelm to name a few. Learning to find your place of calm during times of overwhelm is an important aspect of self-care and nourishing yourself.
Here are some things to try when you’re feeling overwhelmed to bring you back to a place of calm:
This next post in my Nourish series will be looking at pocket-sized ways you can nourish your mind, body and soul to practice self-care during those really busy days.
Create Nourish Inspire Interviews is a blog post series, where I interview people who inspire me because of the way they follow their heart and seek to do what lights them up. I find out more about the journey they have taken and discover how they embrace their creativity, nourish their soul and find peace in everyday life.
This week, I’ve been talking to Suzy Reading. Suzy is a mother of two, a Chartered Psychologist, Yoga Teacher, and Health Coach. She specialises in self-care, helping people manage their stress, emotions, and energetic bank balance. It was her life experience of motherhood colliding with the terminal illness of her father that sparked her passion for self-care, which she now teaches to her clients, young and old, to cope during periods of stress, loss and change and to boost their resilience in the face of future challenges. Suzy is a contributing editor for Psychologies Magazine and the Psychology Expert for wellbeing brand Neom Organics. She figure-skated her way through her childhood, growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and now makes her home in hills of Hertfordshire, UK. Her first book ‘The Self-Care Revolution’, published by Aster, is out now. I’ve recently read this brilliant book after being a follower of Suzy’s blog for a while; I found it to be a fantastic insight into the different ways we can use self-care for our wellbeing, as well as containing lots of practical activities and ideas to top up our energy bank.
‘Listening to your body’ is the first in my Nourish series, which will be looking at ways you can nourish your mind, body and soul. It felt important to talk about listening to your body to begin with as it helps to guide you to know what you need.
Create Nourish Inspire Interviews is a new blog post series, where I interview people who inspire me because of the way they follow their heart and seek to do what lights them up. I find out more about the journey they have taken and discover how they embrace their creativity, nourish their soul and find peace in everyday life.
This week, I’ve been talking to Gabrielle Treanor, who created gabrielletreanor.com. I’ve been reading Gabrielle’s blog for a couple of years and I love her down to earth approach to dealing with worrying and overwhelm.
Over the next few months, I will be explaining the inspiration behind each piece of art work I have produced.
The first piece I am going to focus on is ‘Show yourself some compassion. Be gentle and kind with yourself’.