STELLAR PROMOTION: The most important relationship of your life is with yourself, so how well are you treating you?
We’ve all heard the saying that you can’t really love somebody else until you love yourself, but it usually goes in one ear and out the other. “Of course I love myself! Now, I need to get that promotion, get to the gym, catch up with the girls and make a healthy dinner.”
We don’t often have time to check in with ourselves and make sure that yes, while we think we love ourselves, are we being kind to ourselves?
As women we’re all too willing to put everyone else at the top of the to do list and make sure that they are looked after before we even think about me time. We’re all so busy trying to live our best lives that sometimes we don’t realise that we’re running on what is very close to an empty energy tank and one more thing could drain us of that final bit of energy. Isn’t it time to learn the word “delegate” and make sure that there is some time just for you scheduled in?
Here are our expert tips in doing just that…
1. Just say no
Sometimes it’s alright to politely say no to things. You don’t need a big convoluted excuse – you just need to say “I’m sorry, I can’t”. That might mean saying no to driving somewhere 30 miles out of your way for your boss or even to a drinks night out when you’re exhausted. Try it, it’s liberating.
2. Share the jobs
You don’t need to do every job. If you have housemates or a partner that aren’t pulling their weight, it’s time to speak to them. If there are other people in your house that are capable of holding a vacuum, make sure they do. If your partner never puts a wash on explain how helpful that would be. Don’t be a martyr to the housework. Everyone messes it up, why are you the only one cleaning it?
3. Book in some me time
A manicure, a long walk, an afternoon shopping or two hours in the gym. It doesn’t matter what it is, just do it. When you’re taking work home at the weekends or volunteering to make baby shower cakes for friends it might seem like you don’t have time but remember that you need treats too.
4. What do YOU want?
If you’re always cooking everyone else’s favourite dinner make sure your favourite makes it into the mix too! You might be the best cook in your house or your relationship but that doesn’t mean that someone shouldn’t hand you dinner sometimes too. Even if it’s just putting a takeaway on a nice plate for you!
5. Be nice to yourself
When you get dressed up and look in the mirror stop before you start in on the criticism. Very few of us are perfect so before your eyes wander to the bit that you hate and you get negative find the bit that you like and say something kind to yourself. The colour really highlights your eyes, your legs look great, what a nice blow dry. Reset your brain to say nice things about yourself and you’ll start to see a change.
6. Refill your tank
If you’re feeling really tired and don’t know where to start fixing the problem, think about adding a supplement to your diet. Cleanmarine For Women is packed with Omega-3 with phospholipids, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and D3, as well as rosemary extract and soy isoflavones. It also has Vitamin B6 which helps to regulate hormonal activity, support energy production and reduce tiredness and fatigue and Vitamin B2 to help maintain normal skin. All ideal for women who want to feel like their best selves every day.
7. Remember that the most important relationship of your life is with yourself.
Lastly, it’s important to never forget that above all, you should treat yourself the way you treat others, with love and respect.
Cleanmarine For Women is an omega 3 and multivitamin blend designed to offer women additional nutritional support especially around the time of your period. It contains Vitamin B6, which helps to regulate hormonal activity, Vitamin B2, which supports normal skin, Vitamin B1, which helps maintain normal energy levels and Vitamin D3 which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones