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Healing Heartbreak Series: Conscious Self-Care For Recovery

"She made a promise to herself to hold her own wellbeing as sacred"

With so much going on in your mind and with your body during a breakup it can be so easy to forget the necessary aspects of our daily routines that really matter to ensure we're fully maintaining wellness. Heartbreak can effect us in many small ways and so those little things can unconsciously fall by the wayside. I've curated a list of things to keep you on track because, let's face it, finding focus physically and mentally on those really trying days can be both tough and honestly quite tiring. I do hope this list makes today a little easier by paving a little way towards wellness...

Stay hydrated all day. Drink more water. Infuse it with fruit if needs be.

Don’t skip breakfast. You’ll be less likely to suffer from low energy levels or binge on something unhealthy later on in the day. I personally don’t love breakfast time but I always make sure to have something quick and easy like a fruit smoothie.

Declutter - masses of things don’t mean masses of happiness. Get things straightened out.

Practice positive thinking. Your attitude can make the biggest difference, especially when experiencing something unpleasant.

Work out almost every day - at whatever impact suits you. Just keep moving.

Learn something new each day - nurture the mind as well as the body and soul.

Eat your 5 a day - as often as you can and tonnes of greens, where possible.

Learn how to stop procrastinating. Tackle your most important tasks, first - read the book ‘eat that frog’ this will then make sense.

Take vitamins, especially Omega-3. Omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to improve mood and alleviate depression.

Drink herbal tea. Make it a habit of enjoying your little tea-time- even if it’s just 5-10 minutes in the morning or evening. I love peppermint and raspberry leaf.

Laugh often. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a good giggle.

Practice gratitude when you wake up and before you go to sleep - it grounds you.

Be kind. Always. Regardless of the circumstances or how you feel.

Create a few morning rituals that you will look forward to, every day.

Spend time in nature, make sure to go outside each day even if hard times hit. Take long walks.

Rise early. The early bird catches the worm.

Do something nice for others, try to do this daily.

Diffuse essential oils– they can help you relax and unwind.

Choose quality over quantity of people in your life. Reflect on who is important to you often and nurture those relationships.

Don’t complain. Like attracts like and so turn that frown upside down and try to see silver linings in dark times.

Stop waiting. Don’t spend your life waiting for Friday, for summer, for love. “Right now” is all you’ll ever have.

Be more mindful of yourself, others and the world around you.

Don’t waste your time crying over the past. Look forward - the direction in which you’re moving.

Set goals, aim for them, keep track and create new ones as you go.

Do more of what you love and a little of it each day - eg, cooking, painting, exercise.

Know how to slow down and be present - removing tech as often as possible from your day. Take a little tech-time-out once in a while. Turn off your phone, the TV and pick up a book or try meditating.

Don’t compare yourself to others - your chapter one could be their chapter fifty.

Learn to say “no” to things you don’t feel like doing - it’s okay to say no. Don’t feel guilty why should you?


Dance more often. Even if it’s just by yourself at home when nobody else is around.

Get 8 hours sleep each night to function well the next day.

Worry less. Don’t waste your time feeling anxious about things that are beyond your control.

Listen more - to others and yourself. Trust your gut, your instincts and what your body is trying to tell you.

Learn to appreciate little things in life. Your life is made up of moments- pay attention to those good, happy, exciting ones.

Spoil yourself big or small whenever possible.

Be a dreamer - make your dreams bigger than your reality. You'll amaze yourself with what you can achieve.



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