Self-care

I’m a chronic over-sharer! I have been for as long as I can remember, it’s in my DNA! I just can’t help myself.  I am also a huge empath which comes with it positives and sometimes it downsides, usually not putting myself on the to do list!  My perfectionist personality also means I’m incredibly hard on myself! Lately I feel like I’ve hit a wall, I haven’t been able to figure out why I haven’t wanted to blog for a while now….until my sister sent me this article called What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life? and holy moly it just hit me like a ton of bricks!

My perfectionist all or nothing personality has been living in a state called…denial! I have been scratching my head wondering why I haven’t felt the urge to blog.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not blogging because realistically I’m blogging about pretty Mediocre things, to my perfectionist mind, in this fast paced blogosphere I have felt that my content hasn’t been good enough! Because I’m not in weight loss mode anymore I figure I’m not really all that exciting and somehow I’m judging myself for it.  I am letting comparison be the thief of joy! I have preached about not doing this and yet here I am doing it myself.

I have lost complete sight as to why I even started my blog in the first place.  It was to be a relatable person to my readers (if I even had readers) which turned out there were actually quite a few.  To be authentic and to “help thy neighbour” so to speak and to share my journey.  Just look around this blog, there are years and years of my blog entries with recipes galore and yet I’ve forgotten all of this because I’m letting the perfect get in the way of the good.

I have completely lost my focus and although I have still been sharing meals and recipes here and there I have totally lost my way.   I haven’t been making the best food choices coupled with not enough walking/exercise, basically not putting myself on my to do list! My business has been super busy which is wonderful but that also means I haven’t prioritised those little self care routines I used to have in place, my digestion is suffering and so is my skin, I’m breaking out a bit like I did in my teens and feeling pretty tired and sluggish.  I’ve realised I’m suffering from some mild anxiety and depression which I have written at length about before.

So here I am being authentic with you all and putting it out there because I know that not only does it help others it also helps me to move forward.  I have been lucky enough to be offered a six-week intensive skin coaching programme with Beautea! Now you are probably thinking to yourself what has skin got to do with depression/anxiety, self care etc..? Well it turns out a whole lot!  Healthy living isn’t just about one aspect of our lives, it’s a whole body holistic approach

So imagine this..

It’s 2 months from now, you feel the best you’ve ever felt, not just about yourself, but about life, and what you’re able to create.

You skin is glowing but that’s not even the best part. You have discovered parts of yourself that you’ve left unattended for longer than you care to acknowledge.

Over the past 2 months, the regular facials, rituals and focus you placed on yes, your skin, but more than that your soul and wellbeing.

You have created space for yourself, for self love and care and the flow on affect from this has left you seeing the endless possibilities for your life.

Does that not sound amazing!??  Sign me up!!!!

Beautea’s Skin Transformation Coaching is a holistic approach to looking after your skin, but it is also a time to reconnect with yourself and give you, your body, mind and skin a revival!

This is exactly what I need and the timing couldn’t be more perfect! So I had my first coaching session last night with Jenna as well as an absolutely incredible facial! I’ve been going to Beautea for almost a year now, it’s such a beautiful place to visit, everyone is so lovely and the whole vibe is relaxing!

I am going to be implementing some self-care rituals, one of which is lemon water in the morning to kick start my digestion and adding some much needed essential fatty acids to my diet.  Personally I’m not a massive smoothie person, I prefer to eat my food so I’ll be adding the Bestow Beauty Oil Plus to my chia and oat breakfast in the mornings or to my salads.

I’m starting a 7 day cleanse, but it’s not the kind of cleanse you think, it’s actually food and relatively close to what I normally eat, just a few minor tweaks! So over the next 6 weeks I will be sharing over on my social media how I’m going and at the end of the programme I will do another post with photos to show the difference!

So stay tuned..xx

*This post is not sponsored. Beautea have kindly gifted me the programme. All thoughts are my own.