Quite often we make a lot of time for others.
And that's wonderful - as you are a caring friend, an emphatic partner,
a loving parent, a supportive colleague, a customer- or patient-focused professional.
We are listening to joyful, funny, exciting, sad or sometimes devastating stories.
We are sharing our thoughts, experiences and kindness to support.
I never really understood how important it is to care for yourself
as much as you do for others.
"Me time" isn't selfish. "Me time" is self-love.
* Take yourself out for a walk on the beach.
* Pick a book, find yourself a sunny spot and start reading.
* Go to your favourite cafe and treat yourself with delicious pastry or a piece of cake.
* Or how about you go on a dinner date with yourself?
(And you can have it all - Starter, main and dessert! 🙂)
Michele Reiher, Christchurch
As New Zealand navigates covid again, I am reminded of the fear and uncertainty that this brings many people. I have come up with some ideas that I hope may help ease a little bit of anxiety that may be coming up. These may help in small moments as the country awaits to hear what is the next step, or may help in larger chunks during a time of lockdown.
Liz, our Life Coach