31 days to focus on you Fit & Fabulous 2017

Fit & Fabulous: 5 things to tick off your self-care list – Week 3

July 19, 2017
Self-care list week 3

 

Self-care list week 3

 

Over the last two weeks we have ticked off some items from my 31 days of self-care list, or maybe you came up with your own list.  If you didn’t get a copy you can download the list here to get you started.

This month my theme on the blog has been 31 days to focus on YOU  If you want to catch up you can click here to read through the posts so far.

Self-care list Week 3

Your goal for this week is to tick off 5 more things to do that are JUST FOR YOU!  Who is up for the Challenge?

Being fit, fabulous, healthier and happier doesn’t just mean working out.  It means nurturing your mind, body and soul.  That means taking time to look at these three areas of your life and ensuring that you are doing things to keep healthy and feeling fabulous.

We can all have great intentions of making changes in our lives but what is the point if we don’t actually DO anything.

5 more things to tick off your self-care list this week

We can actually tick off more than five as I’ve combined some together.  I’ve also included again some previous posts you might like to revisit so click on the images for more information on each.

1. Exercise each day and include some Yoga

Self-care list week 3

Just 30 minutes of exercise each day is all we need to keep healthy and fit.  Including some Yoga will help to strengthen our body and our mind.  Any movement is good for us and good for the soul.  So start moving today!

2. Schedule your annual medical check up

Regular health checks for women

Do you have any regular medical checks that you need to schedule?  Now is the time to do it

Last month in my focus on Health & Wellness I wrote about the importance of knowing what medical checks and screening we might need, especially as we age.

3. Chill out and watch a favourite movie Plus indulge in some dark chocolate

Relaxation is so important to keep us healthy, happy and with energy to keep up with a busy lifestyle.  This week, select a film you haven’t seen or maybe revisit a favourite.  You can also indulge in some dark chocolate which is good for the soul.  Last month I wrote about Creating a Gold Class Movie Experience at home so you might want to revisit and get some ideas.

4. Watch a sunrise or sunset – take a moment to breathe

There is something special and spiritual about watching a sunrise or sunset.  Just taking time to be in the moment and experience the beauty of nature.

5. Write 5 things down that you love about YOU

Self-care list week 3

Okay this is ONE YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO DO THIS WEEK!  Until we can love ourselves we cannot experience our full potential.  So often we are critical of ourselves, so the goal this week is to start discovering what you love about YOU!  I’d love you to share your thoughts with me on this one.

 

How to achieve your goal?

We can all procrastinate, say ‘we don’t have the time’, say ‘we have responsibilities’ BUT you and your well-being is JUST AS IMPORTANT.  SO MAKE THE TIME!

In my previous post I listed 3 ways to achieve your goal AND also the health benefits of making time for yourself.  CLICK HERE TO REVISIT THEM BECAUSE WE CAN ALWAYS DO WITH A REMINDER.

 

 

So are you going to schedule your ‘me time’ this week?

Will you tick off my 5 suggestions or do you have others on your list?

 

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply Donna July 19, 2017 at 05:07

    This week I’ve only done two out of the five. I blame last minute packing! (:

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 19, 2017 at 07:23

      Well I think that’s where flexibility comes in Donna – I’m sure you have more important things on your mind. EXCITING!!!

  • Reply Linda Hobden July 19, 2017 at 08:53

    I haven’t indulged in dark chocolate this week … yet!! ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 21, 2017 at 07:19

      Oh go on Linda – it’s good for you 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer July 19, 2017 at 09:03

    All great suggestions Sue, but I love the last one most because it’s not something that I don’t do on a regular basis.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 21, 2017 at 07:21

      I don’t think many of us do either Jennifer but it is so important to recognise our good points instead of always pulling ourselves down. Have a beautiful day, my friend. x

  • Reply Carol A Cassara July 19, 2017 at 12:10

    I’m big on self care and last night went to a 2 hour meditation. I’m recommitting to a meditation practice!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 21, 2017 at 07:18

      Oh that sounds like heaven Carol. I’m just starting to enjoy meditation when I first started I couldn’t sit still! It certainly has it’s benefits. x

  • Reply Sharon Duerst July 20, 2017 at 05:46

    Yesterday we had overnight company – we spent the evening on the back porch until needing blankets to keep warm! We laughed, told stories, watched the sun set and stars shine. Heart warming and relaxing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 21, 2017 at 07:13

      Oh that sounds like such a lovely way to spend an evening Sharon.

  • Reply Debbie Harris July 20, 2017 at 19:57

    I do try to schedule in time for movies, massages and time out but it can be hard not to feel guilty or selfish!! I find it hard to list 5 things I love about being me but I’ll try – my smile, my creativity, my strong legs which help me run, my thoughtfulness and my enthusiasm, Thanks again Sue for sharing your thoughts with us and making us think with your great suggestions

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 21, 2017 at 07:04

      I love all of those 5 things about you Debbie and I would have described you exactly in the words you have done. It is hard though putting the spotlight on ourselves isn’t it? Have a great weekend and enjoy! x

  • Reply Gentle Joy Homemaker July 21, 2017 at 22:52

    Good ideas… and tucking that 30 minutes of exercise can be tough, but can also be done in smaller increments. Life is so busy, yet we NEED to move. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 22, 2017 at 06:13

      That is a good point about exercising in smaller increments. As long as we are moving that is all that matters. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to comment. xx

  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak July 27, 2017 at 02:01

    For the last few weeks your social media buttons have been frozen. Did you know?

  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak July 27, 2017 at 06:23

    It is the Pinterest button. I had to use my browser shortcut in Chrome to pin. Let me know if it works for you.

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