The Importance of Self Care: What is it and why is it important?

Through my work as a divorce consultant, as see my role as not just to provide help with the practical side of the divorce process but also to provide much needed support through this difficult time in my clients’ lives.

As such, I talk a great deal to them about the importance of taking good care of themselves.

It is always important to take good care of ourselves and this is particularly the case during the more challenging times in..

How To Create A Self Care Practice

I regularly ask my clients what they’ve been doing towards their self care. The response I often receive is that they are too busy and don’t have time to think about adding extra activities in to their lives and/or would feel guilty if they took time out for themselves.

I think these feelings are common but at the same time, we need to all appreciate how important it is to be taking good care of ourselves – our mental,..

Self Care During Difficult Times

Making sure we practice self care regularly can be challenging at the best of times, but it can be particularly difficult to maintain during stressful times in our lives. We may feel we just don’t have enough time or capacity to add anything else in to our already challenging lives – e.g. it may feel like something else to add to our “to do” list. But it is at these times that we need it most.

If we already had..

Self-care isn’t selfish, particularly during stressful times

Self-care. The very phrase often conjures up images of people indulging and pampering themselves as a kind of guilty pleasure. But self-care is so much more than that.

The fact is that we all need to include self-care as part of our lives on a regular basis.

How often do we advise a friend who has come to us and poured out their problems that they should do something for themselves? We frequently stress how..

Feeling overwhelmed with your To Do list? Try this simple technique…

Most of us feel a little overwhelmed at times with what seems like an enormous amount of jobs we need to get done in a short space of time. We all know time management is key.

However, this is sometimes easier said than done when stress levels are running high during divorce and everything feels urgent.

Sometimes it’s the amount of items on our list that makes us feel overwhelmed and sometimes it’s the items themselves that make us feel..

Foods to Avoid When Struggling with the Stress of Divorce

Stress, anxiety and depression can be common symptoms of divorce. During this time, it is important to take good care of yourself, to be in the best position possible for dealing with the various challenges of your divorce. I can often be heard advising my clients to focus on “taking control of the controllables and letting go of things they do not have control over”. What we choose to eat and drink is something we have control over and..

Moving On From Divorce: A Client’s Personal Story…

Divorce involves both an end and a beginning. Letting go of a marriage is difficult but it is also an opportunity to embrace what can turn out to be a happy future.

Here is what one of my clients did to help her to move on…

“When I first realised my marriage was ending I was approaching 50 and as far as I could see, life was over. As the shock wore off  I started believing that everything was going..

The Benefits of Doing Yoga During Divorce

Taking time to exercise gives you the opportunity of spending some time concentrating on YOU. It gives you the chance to take some well deserved time-out from the “busyness” of your life with all it’s stresses and strains.

You get to spend some important time on self-care which should be part(however big or small) of our daily routine.

Self-care can be approached in lots of different ways and healthy exercise is just one of them. There are also lots of..

How To Approach Valentine’s Day When You’re Single or Going Through Divorce

I’ve never been the greatest fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s a strange concept to choose just one day to celebrate your love for your partner. It’s as if making a fuss of them on 14th February makes up for not showing your love on the other 364 days of the year. I have even heard some even say that it’s a good opportunity to bank some brownie points in your relationship, so it lets them off the hook for..

ladies chatting over coffeeHow to Create a Support Network for Your Divorce

The breakdown of a marriage is a very challenging time in anyone’s life. No one gets married thinking they will ever have to face divorce. Many people going through divorce can feel lost and confused. However, there is no need to feel you have to struggle alone. It is a sign of strength, not weakness to recognise you need help and support at this difficult time.

 

Why You Need A Support Network?

When you are facing a..