Summer self-care

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Summer is finally here, with longer days, warmth and sunshine for us to enjoy.

It’s also a naturally busy time, with more opportunity to be outside in the evenings and weekends. Summer is a time for events such as weddings, fairs and festivals.

With all this activity, if you’re not careful, you might end up over-committed.

Stress and overwhelm can start to happen, which isn’t much fun for the people around us either.

You might need to try a bit harder to make time for yourself when it’s summer.

I know that when I take care of myself I feel calm and happy.

If you want to have more to give to your family,  friends and even your work, you might want to make time for some summer self-care.

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Rest more, stress less

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Ask any athlete and they’ll tell you the value of rest.

Continual striving and pushing is depleting. This applies to work, exercise, partying, anything at all.

When did you last take a break in your daily life?

I’m talking about proper time to rest.

Rest can seem a little ‘unproductive’ but it’s essential for your well-being.

Making regular time for rest will help you create a strong base on which to build everything else.

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Creative self-care

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As part of my general ‘take care of myself and be happier’ plan, I like to make things with my hands.  Having a small creative project on the go is something I really enjoy.

I learned to knit from watching my Nan. She always had a project on the go. All her friends and neighbours would give her their leftover yarn which she kept in a box under her sofa and she used it to make blankets for various animal rescue centres. 

Whenever she came to stay she brought a bag with knitting and slippers. We’d sit on the sofa together watching whatever was on TV and she patiently taught me how to knit.

It took me a while to take it up again, and I was determined to knit more than a simple square…

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