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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A checklist to help you make the most of a new month

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I don’t enjoy feeling busy, and so I have small habits that help me feel more calm.

One way I do this is to give purpose to each new month with a simple plan.

This serves as a kind of road-map and helps me make time for myself as well as make the most of my time.

I didn’t used to be so organised, I was more of a multi-tasker and I used to be proud that I was quite good at it.

The only thing was that I didn’t always feel in control and at times I would get really overwhelmed and stressed.

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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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