Quiz time! How good are your self-care skills?
How about a New Year's resolution to give yourself a bit more 'me' time? Our wellbeing quiz is a great place to help you get started.
There’s always something to do – piles of washing, emails to answer, children to wrangle etc etc but this week grab a cuppa, turn your phone off and schedule a bit of ‘me’ time and take our enlightening self-care quiz.
Muddy HQ spoke with Kirsten Hanlon from Retreat For Mothers, who runs Oxon-based workshops and events for frazzled females. Kirsten came in to talk about the importance of self-care. Over the last year this buzz phrase/hashtag is everywhere but what does it actually mean?
Well, says Kirsten, it’s not about dropping loads of dosh on costly cashmere or candles, or downing tools and buggering off on a lavish spa day at every opportunity (er, more’s the pity).
Successful self-care – the type that doesn’t involve loads of money, time or guilt – focuses on those small daily moments where you look after yourself, rather than everybody else, for a change. And we’ll all have our own versions of what those things are. For me it’s things like always making the bed so I come home to a serene bedroom (sounds basic but often in the morning I have to leave mine in a mess to get everyone else out of the door on time). And lighting candles, giving myself a facial and putting an expensive bath oil in the bath – I’m always showering because it’s quicker so a bath is my sign to stop and look after myself for an hour.
The questionnaire really made us stop and think about being a little kinder to ourselves on a more frequent basis, and taking care of the small things in life. Wanna give it a go? Let us know how you get on – and if it prompts any big revelations.
70%+ : Impressive! You’re taking the time to look after your needs and create a balance in our life.
50-69%: A great start – if you can make some further tweaks to your lifestyle, you’ll be zen in no time.
30-49%: You’re in the struggle zone. Time to work out some practical ways you can be kinder to yourself.
0-30%: Code Black! Have a deep think about how you can put some self-love back in your life, as soon as possible.