All posts by Alice

What do you need?

It’s a simple question and one we don’t ask ourselves enough. So, right now, I invite you to pause and ask yourself:-

What do I need, right now?

You may be surprised by the answer. Also, you may find the answer changes at different points in the day.

For me, right now, I need rest. I have woken up with yet another winter virus (I just had a different one last week) so my needs are fairly simple today. I need tea, chocolate, rest, PJs, my kindle, Netflix and lots of medicine. So, I’m going to give that to myself. Why not? I deserve it. And so do you. Recognising your needs and acting on them is one of the ultimate acts of self care in my book.

Love, Alice x

Welcome to The Self Care Life!

My name is Alice & I’m currently recovering from long term physical and mental ill health. Something I have learned along the way is that self care is super important to our wellbeing – whether you’re in recovery like me or you’re a run off your feet yummy mummy or an overworked office worker. Whoever you are, whatever your story, I guarantee you could do with more self care in your life. Et voila – this blog was born! 

So, what is self care? define it as:-

“Any activity that you do voluntarily which helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health. It can help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on your work and responsibilities.”

This blog is going to be part recovery journal and part self care tips for optimum wellbeing. I really hope you get something out of it. Feel free to click ‘follow this blog’ if you too want to commit to the self care life.  And don’t forget to comment and share along the way – we’re all in this together folks!

Love Alice x