When discussing self-care with my clients, I like to start with the basics.
Are you getting enough sleep?
How much is enough sleep? Everyone is different, but I believe there is a minimum requirement for most people. A few years ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to be at a seminar taught in Sydney by the Dalai Lama.
In one segment, he talked about sleep. As such an advanced teacher, I thought he was about to tell us that he only needed 2 or 3 hours a night. But no! He said to have a clear mind, the body needs a minimum of EIGHT hours. That was a relief because I know I need at least 8 hours a night, more if possible.
Are you receiving life force through your food?
I like to think of food in two categories, ‘alive food’ and ‘dead food’. Doritos are ‘dead food’, and an apple is ‘alive food’, which makes me sad because I love cheese Doritos. To be healthy, we must eat highly nutritious ‘alive food’. We put great energy in and have a better chance of getting great energy out. That often looks like having a clearer mind, more energy for life, and more emotional stability.
What else did you do yesterday to self-care?
Me – I went for a walk in the sun.
If you feel you need a little self-care, check out my ‘5-Day Self-Care Program’ – it’s self-paced, and you get to keep it. Click through to my website.