A Pause That Refreshes — Do It Today

When you pause in the midst of your busy day, you give yourself a gift. It’s that simple and that dependable. So, pause right now and take three deep breaths. Don’t keep reading. Actually do it. You’ve just given yourself a small message that you are important and that being in your moment, right now,…

The Easiest Self-Care Boost Ever? Think Chewing.

Wait. Chewing is a self-care skill? Bear with me here. Especially for the busiest among us, chewing is an activity that has profound benefits and that we seldom, if ever, think about. The reality of our everyday lives is that self-care is often the thing that falls to the bottom of our list of things…

Each Day is a Journey, So Bring What You Need

Giving yourself what you need is probably the most powerful productivity tool there is.  A core self-care skill. it makes everything possible. And yet for lots of us, this is something that constantly falls to the bottom of the list. So, I think this helps you see how important this skill is: Think of each…

Tracking and Attaining Your Fitness Goals

Did you set any fitness goals for yourself this month? And if so, do you use wearable devices to track your exercise and self-care activities? I’ve found my Fitbit to be a really helpful tool for a number of years now. It allows me to track my exercise regimen, along with some other self-care efforts without…

Nurturing Spaces are Your Self-Care Foundation

Nurturing spaces provide a solid base for your self-care efforts. Indeed, when your environment is geared to nurture and sustain you, your self-care efforts become, in many ways, a natural extension of your space. In the Finding Time E-zine, we have explored ways to create nurturing spaces for yourself. And we’ve also looked at the…

Celebrating Yourself and Your Accomplishments is Your Job

As we navigate the New Year, many of us have made resolutions. Plans like finding time to exercise top many lists, I’m sure. And, indeed, activities like exercise are key ingredients in caring for yourself. But today I want to write about something even more fundamental than that particular self-care skill. It’s something that people…

Relax and Enjoy Your Holiday Moments — Affirmations Help

Making time in your life to relax is often a challenge. And this is often especially true during the holiday season. Some people even experience the pressure to relax and enjoy this time as debilitating. And the truth is, if you are not able to relax, there’s a good possibility that stress will drain your…