Clare Foale is a writer, speaker, and idea weaver in the area of self-care. She says that when we practice self-care, when we take care of our soul and connect with our self, we feel calmer, more creative, less resentful, more patient, more in flow, more pro-active, and less overwhelmed.
It was wonderful to explore ways to bring self-care into our daily lives.
What we talked about:
Clare’s experience with Post Natal Depression
- Her initial disconnect with the concept of self-care
- Clare’s journey to discovery and of the value of self-care
- Misconceptions about what self-care is
- Self-care and it’s relationship with connection to the soul
- Tuning in to what self-care steps are right for you
- Recognising self-care activities that are often overlooked
- The difference between ‘doing’ self-care and receiving self-care
- Self-compassion and self-responsibility
- The importance of giving AND consciously receiving openly with gratitude
- The importance of showing yourself and others, by your actions, that you are a priority
- How to weave self-care ‘snippets’ into ordinary activities
Questions to ask yourself to find your own guidance:
- If you had 24 hours to yourself, what would you do?
- When you’re calmest, what are you jealous of?
- If you were going to a three day retreat or workshop, what would it be on?
- What books did you love as a kid?
- What were your favourite subjects as a kid?
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
- How do you feel when you go swimming or when you’re in nature?
From the answers, we discover the sometimes obvious (yet unnoticed) things we’ve overlooked and create a ‘Joy and Peace list’. A menu of self-care that is powerful and exciting for you. We can then look at how to implement things into our day. Not as an obligation, but as inspiration.
From the answers, we discover the sometimes obvious (yet unnoticed) things we’ve overlooked. The next step is to create a ‘Joy and Peace list’. A menu of self-care that is powerful and exciting for you. We can then look at how to implement things into our day. Not as an obligation, but as inspiration.
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