Real life wellbeing is what many of my patients and clients come and see me for. Nothing I teach will make you feel like your own wellbeing is out of reach.
My work and own life experience helps me impart practical guidance with a good dose of humour (when appropriate!)
I believe that a sense or act of wellbeing is available to everyone, but in the midst of the ‘self care’ frenzy, we’re at risk of placing too high an emphasis on unsustainable goals. If we add ‘wellbeing’ to an already heaving to do list, the only sure result will be despair. Who wants that?
Wellbeing for real life is basic: whatever you can incorporate into or notice in your daily life which helps you feel good, able to breath or like you matter, is a small act of self love.
From the essentials like paying bills, tidying bedrooms, saying no (or yes) to invites, getting out of the house to the more luxurious acts such as having long showers, baths or buying expensive candles; it doesn’t matter, whatever works for you is right for you. Whatever you choose is also right for you. Sometimes, the smallest act of wellbeing is simply hearing yourself saying ‘what do you need?’ and accepting whatever is right for you in that moment.
Another tool I work with is Vitamin P = Pleasure. This is about doing something, one small act for you, each day, that gives you pleasure. It can be big or small, it doesn’t matter, but this is real life wellbeing and the best form of self care.
If you then reflect on this in the evening before sleep, you will slowly begin to build a practice of gratitude which can help positively impact your mental health.
My dose of Vitamin P today was having a proper sit down breakfast. And I managed to make my bed too. Winner!
What would be on your Vitamin P list?