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SELF-CARE IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

WATCHING YOUR WELL-BEING IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

SELF-CARE RIGHT NOW IS VITAL


When we're bombarded with scary news, we can feel agitated, anxious and stressed. A little healthy stress is a good thing for helping us get up, go and get stuff done. However, prolonged stress keeps our nervous system in a constant state of 'fight or flight', rather than ‘rest, digest and repair’. This has an impact on the whole body – nourishing blood that should be circulating around our organs of digestion, reproduction and respiration is diverted to our muscles instead, in preparation for escaping danger by running or fighting the perceived danger



HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH ANXIETY?TRY THIS FREE STUFF!


Check out the APP STORE for mindfulness, meditation or Pranayama Apps (yoga breathing exercises) to help you cope


NATURE CAN HELP, get outdoors for a walk with a friend to chat through ‘stuff’ and give you encouragement and keep you accountable so you get your trainers on and get out as arranged! Hug a tree! Try forest bathing, a beach walk, get up early to watch the sun rise


CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS whether it’s in person or on the phone


INCORPORATE THINGS YOU LOVE into your day, whether it’s a long warm soak in the bath, reading a good book or board games with the family


CHECK OUT THE PIC ATTACHED FOR OTHER IDEAS TO OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING


PAY ME TO HELP! Come and see what people like you love about YOGA – experience the beautiful vibe at Viroga Yoga Studio in Brighton


Make your home smell delish with THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL OILS! Try the synergistic benefit of a professional blend - doTERRA’s ‘Balance’. It creates a sense of calm and well-being with the grounding wood oils Frankincense and Blue Tansy. Please let me know if I can put a bottle aside for you


Give BOWEN THERAPY a go. It's never been more affordable at $50 for a session. It's a slow, gentle, remedial treatment based on the cross-fibre moves used in a remedial massage. It appeals to those who prefer to keep their clothes on, who don’t like messy massage oil, prefer a softer touch to relieve their aches and pains and for those with auto immune diseases who don’t want a therapist ‘going in hard’. Bowen can also be done on the day of injury, whereas massage should not be performed within 48 hours of an injury. Bowen may help with lymphatic drainage.


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