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..

What Are the Right Foods To Eat When You Are Struggling With The Stress of Divorce?

We know all too well that a healthy diet during a stressful time is a key part of self-care and well-being. But when we are under stress, our decision making abilities are affected and making the right choice can be more difficult than normal. Food is a big part of our daily decision making. What we eat when stressed can often make a much bigger difference than we realise; impacting on our stress levels, our ability to sleep and..

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..

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..

woman jogging with her dogsHow Exercise Can Help You To Cope Better With Your Divorce

When you are feeling stressed or low during your divorce, exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but I promise you it will help you to feel better. It doesn’t have to involve a heavy work-out; walking in the fresh air every day really helps.

Why exercise is so useful during divorce:

It is a great release for pent up frustration and anger It boosts mood – releasing endorphins which provide the feel good factor You’ll get fitter..

How to Approach Food and Drink When Going Through Divorce

What we eat and drink has a huge impact on how we feel. Whilst going through divorce, it is important to eat the right types of food to help boost serotonin levels. This will help increase mood and energy levels, helping you feel stronger to cope with your divorce.

Whilst sugary treats and alcohol may seem appealing to help us feel better at stressful times, sugar and alcohol in fact worsen anxiety levels in..

Divorce – The Eight Phases of Change

This is a guest blog by Tricia Woolfrey, a hypnotherapist, coach and wellness practitioner. Tricia explains here the different phases of change people will experience when going through divorce…

Nobody goes into marriage thinking it will end – well, almost nobody.  And yet for approximately 1 in 3 marriages, that’s exactly what happens.  The result for you can be devastating ranging from low self-esteem, feelings of failure, guilt, shame, anger or bitterness.

How To Stay Sane During Your Divorce

Divorce and separation is a very difficult time. It’s important to take good care of yourself to help keep stress levels to a minimum. This in turn helps give you the energy reserves to deal with the changes in your life as well as the legal case. 

Here are my top tips for staying sane: