As I was healing an intense burnout, all the self-care tools I had learnt, or was aware of, didn’t seem to work for me. I was feeeling stuck and disconnected, confused as to who I was and what brought me happinness.
Then I realised that self-care wasn’t there to fix what I was going through.
Embracing self-care as a way to lead with what my wellbeing needed, rather than to “fix” my problems, showed me that it had to change overtime and be 100% tailored to me.
Interacting with Air, Water, Earth and Fire opened a portal to imagination and creation where self-care simply felt like living. By feeling more connected with the world around me, I could move away from the kind of self-care that felt like yet another thing to be ticked off the to do list, and rediscover what brough me joy.
Because here is the thing: there simply isn’t a single thing that “will do the trick”. The self-care we need transforms as we transform.
If you feel like you keep saying to yourself that you need to “move more!”, “meditate”, “sleep early!”, but don’t actually feel like doing those things – you might just be pressuring productivity on yourself, and trust me: I have been there.
This is why I love self-care recipes. They are my tool to create a personalised version of what helpful looks, feels and smells like.
They can be my recipes to cook up a self-care plan which includes any of these things and more:
Self-care recipes have allowed me to reflect and plan so that I can hear my needs and explore how to best respond to them. To know what my challenges might be and find new ways of approchaching things.
And… I want you to know how to do that too! Join my Masterclass on xxxxx to create your first and fully personalised self-care recipe inspired by the Elements. I can’t wait to see you there!