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How To Practise Self-Care the Eco Way

As our lives have become more hectic and demanding, the idea of self-care can embracing a more sustainable way of life can seen out of reach. With relentless schedules and living in a world that operates at a break-neck speed, any spare time we may have is filled with even more responsibilities.

Keeping up with this momentum leaves us very little time to pause and reflect on our own health and well-being as well as the impacts on the environment around us.

Self-care, once seen as a luxury, has changed into a necessity for maintain our mental, physical and emotional health. It’s so easy to neglect ourselves, especially when we have caring responsibilities; caring for children, parents, loved ones.

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Of course, the irony is that neglecting our own self-care hinders our ability to carry out the many tasks we are trying to juggle.

If you don’t look after yourself, your body will force you to do so. Don’t get to that point.

Additionally, the pursuit of sustainable living can sometimes feel like a tough battle against the conveniences that surround us.

The convenience of single-use products, the attraction of fast fashion, and the enticement of energy intensive technology add up to a lifestyle that tends to work against the planet’s well-being.

Incorporating sustainable practices requires a shift in mindset, one that values the long-term impact over short-term convenience.

From reducing waste and conserving resources to making eco-conscious consumer choices, each step towards sustainable living is a contribution towards safeguarding our planet for future generations.

What’s the self-care solution?

I recognised so much of this in myself and was the main reason I created the 8 Busy Mum Eco Swaps Self-Care Edition digital download

8 Busy Mum Eco Swaps Self-Care Edition digital download

Many personal care products contain toxic chemicals that can harm your health and the environment. If you have a look a the side of any skincare product, how many of the ingredients do you recognise or even pronounce.

Swapping to eco-friendly options, you can avoid these risks and, with cost comparisons, you can see where you could save money (includes voucher codes too)

Ditch the toxins and look after the planet your children will inherit. With the money you could save, your purse will thank you for it too.

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Create moments of serenity just for you.

In a world where instant gratification and immediate results are celebrated, both self-care and sustainable living take time. Self-care is about recognising the value of investing in ourselves while being kinder to the environment.

Yes! You can do both!

Filled with DIY self-care recipes for a face mask, feet scrub, hair removal wax and also incorporates other self-care swaps you could make that could save you money in the long run while still caring about the only home we have.

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As we navigate the currents of our fast-paced reality, carving out moments for self-care and embracing sustainable choices not only enriches our own lives but also contributes to a broader shift towards a more balanced and harmonious coexistence with the world around us.

Self-care you deserve

So, in the whirlwind of our busy lives, let us strive to intertwine self-care and sustainable living, creating a tapestry of well-being that withstands the relentless passage of time.

You’re a teacher of self-love. Show your children that self-care isn’t selfish; it’s an act of empowerment and respect. Nurture your well-being, and watch as your self-love inspires a legacy of strength.

In the dance of life, self-care is your partner. It’s the moment you find yourself amidst the steps, embracing your individuality, and celebrating the extraordinary person you are.

Let self-care lead the way and grab your download here

Busy Mum Guide to Reconnecting with Nature

As a busy mum, I’m always on the go and have so much in my head to remember; making sure everyone else has what they need when they need it. I have to remember so many things but one thing I tend to put on the back burner is myself. Reconnecting with nature is an easy place to start for me to look after me.

Taking a little time for ourselves just to reconnect helps us to keep going and can help with focussing too. It doesn’t have to necessarily be a hot bath or curl up with a good book. I’m talking about getting outside and reconnecting with nature and yourself.

When was the last time you had time to yourself – no kids, no partner, no chores, no work? Just you?

It’s probably been a while.

Going to a park isn’t just about a green space found in nature, for me, helps me to reduce stress and boosts my mental health allowing me to reconnect with nature, myself and gives me some much needed clarity if I’m stuck on a project or a problem. There’s likely to be somewhere you can go nearby, or even in the garden, and won’t cost you any money.

Here are some ways of reconnecting with nature

Tip 1 – Walk barefoot – Revive

I’ve started with this as it’s one of my favourites. Go somewhere like a park, sandy beach, lake or even your garden and just walk barefoot. Shoes can be quite restrictive so let your feet get some freedom and wiggle them around. Walk around and let your feet feel the ground beneath them and just breathe. Feeling the grass under my feet is one of my favourite feelings and helps me relax.

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Tip 2 – Sit and breathe – restore

If walking barefoot isn’t your thing, find a quiet spot somewhere outside, and sit on the ground with your eyes closed. Focus on your senses – What do you hear? What can you feel on your skin? What can you smell? How are you feeling? Let your senses do their thing. If you’re restricted on time, put a timer on your phone so you can focus on yourself. Give yourself a good ten minutes.

Tip 3 – Lying on the ground – revitalise

I’ve done this before at the park and, at first I felt a bit silly, but it was a really nice day and quickly stopped thinking about the people in the park. Lying on the grass was something I hadn’t really done since I was a child. I lay there and just looked up at the sky, trying to see what shapes I could see in the clouds, something else I used to do as a child. Looking at birds flying around or planes carrying their passengers.

When we forget about looking after ourselves, we end up burning ourselves out but it’s still business as usual until our bodies say “nope, I’m not going to do anything until I’ve had some rest”. When something goes wrong, we always find the time to manage whatever crisis we are trying to avert.

Why can’t we find time for ourselves?

Here’s a great article from BBC for further reading

If you’re ready to start taking care of yourself while being kind to the environment, grab the 8 BUSY MUM ECO SWAPS SELF-CARE EDITION download packed with tried and tested DIY recipescost comparisons and money-saving voucher codes

These are my opinions and some ideas that work for me but may not work for everyone. Here are my terms & conditions for further reading