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WHY DO WE ALWAYS EQUATE SELF-CARE WITH A MASSAGE?!

Mention the words “self-care” and most people immediately think of a massage or other luxurious treatment at a beauty spa, where they can enjoy being pampered.

While I’m all for that, by thinking only of self-care in terms of a massage, my concern is that it becomes an indulgence reserved for special occasions or ‘every now and then’.

I think we’ve got the wrong end of the stick!

In actual fact, self-care is all about the routine. It’s the things you do every day to take care of yourself – body, mind and soul. It’s about habits, not occasional, often expensive, luxuries.


We can practice self-care every minute of every day!

What Self-Care REALLY Looks Like

This is what self-care REALLY looks like:

  • drinking plenty of water;
  • getting enough sleep;
  • eating food you love and savouring it – instead of punishing yourself for eating something ‘bad’, or restricting yourself to only what you consider ‘good’;
  • giving yourself permission to have a break – whether it’s ten minutes enjoying the sunshine or breeze outside during your lunch break, or a nanna nap on the weekend;
  • choosing exercise that makes you feel good;
  • scheduling regular checkups – at the dentist, optometrist, mole scan, breast screen etc
  • spending time on things that light you up on the inside – whatever that may be for you. If it’s a massage – go ahead! But it could be something completely different, and not something ‘luxurious’ or ‘pampering’ at all;
  • enjoying time with friends and family;
  • meditation.

 

PT or Self Care Coach?!

As a holistic personal trainer, I’m all about supporting you to create healthier habits. That means, while I help you to reach your exercise and fitness goals, it also encompasses your overall health and wellbeing – and sometimes, that’s reminding you to prioritise the care of your mind and soul too. Think of me as your self-care coach!

I’m learning to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, too. I sometimes experience back pain due to an old injury, and am recognising that when this happens it’s time for me to take a step back, and take care of myself.

For you, self-care might be knowing that you are coming down with a cold or other bug and being kind to yourself. Giving yourself permission to sit on the couch and actually be sick, with a hot lemon drink and watching rubbish TV, instead of soldiering on.

It’s knowing when you are running on empty, and making some time out a priority.

it’s about being aware of what YOU need, and then taking care of it.


You already know HOW to take care of people (children, parents, partner, etc); now you need to prioritise taking care of yourself!

 

Connect with me –  [email protected]

Sally McWilliam

Body Positive Fitness Professional and Self-Care coach!

​Your local Personal Trainer if you live in Brisbane bayside or Redlands

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