Caring for Yourself - Re-connecting with the Inner You

Updated: Mar 30

For me, self-care started with learning to re-connect with myself - allowing “Me“ time on a daily basis, even for a few minutes, just to do something that brings me joy, happiness and fulfilment. When we become a mum it’s easy to be so involved with the needs of our children that we forget about our own.  It’s important to create space in our lives for ourselves again, to nurture our passions, our creativity, our emotional, mental and physical well-being.

If you’re feeling a bit disconnected from “You” and are not sure where to start, try asking yourself, “what brings me joy and fulfilment in my life”? What am I doing when I feel inner happiness and absolute bliss? It might have changed since becoming a mum, things that brought you joy in your “B.C” (Before Children) life may not be of interest now, so give yourself the opportunity to really feel into this question and see what comes up for you. 

You might feel more empowered and vibrant when you’re physically active, maybe riding your bike, running, weights training, boxing or playing a team sport or perhaps you need to be more mentally stimulated by learning a new language, studying a short online course on a subject you find completely fascinating, developing a new skill or a hobby. You might love to feel pampered through facials, a trip to the hairdresser or taking a long relaxing bath. Or exploring yourself more emotionally and spiritually through yoga, meditation, journaling, learning the tarot, connecting to nature, or allowing your creativity to flow through painting, colouring, making jewellery, playing music, learning pottery or singing. Or simply relaxing with a book in the sunshine and a warm cup of tea… yes that’s right, A WARM cup of tea.

Here are some simple ways to start adding a bit of daily self-care into your life:

Positive affirmations are a simple way of lifting you up, and empowering you throughout the day, and the best part is you can do them anywhere and anytime. Finding a quiet space like hanging out the washing with the sun on your back is a beautiful time, or before you get out of your car to start the day, just sit for a minute.  Close your eyes and become centred and quiet your mind, take a few ca