Self-care, back to basics – water
When I started this blog, I thought to myself, ‘have I written about this before?’. So I went to my blog page and searched for ‘basics’…. and yes, sure enough – there was a lot!
I did kinda feel like I was repeating myself on the ol’ self-care chat.
But that’s the point, isn’t it?
This self-care idea is never-ending.
This is the only body we have in this lifetime.
Yes. The ONLY one.
This is it.
We don’t have a choice in the matter.
The same goes for our brain/mind. It’s the only flippin’ one we get!
So LOOK AFTER IT.
Yeh, yeh, I know you are thinking, ‘Emma, I am trying!’. But I will call it as I see it.
You are trying and not doing.
What did Yoda say? “Do or do not. There is no try”.
Do it. Or do not.
Look after yourself.
How? I hear you ask?
Start with the actual basics. Water, breathing and sleep. And guess what? These are all FREE!
This week I will start with the water concept.
Feeling tired? Drink a glass of water.
Feeling sluggish? Drink a glass of water.
Got brain fog? Drink a glass of water.
Got a headache? Drink a glass of water.
Been working out? Drink more than a glass of water.
Been outside for a while? Drink a glass of water.
Just woke up? Drink a glass of water.
Had a drink of alcohol? Drink a glass of water.
Feel ‘off’? Drink a glass of water.
Haven’t pooped properly? Drink a glass of water.
Are you getting the point?
The stats are worrying.
Do you know that over 60% of our body is made of water?
Only 35% of adults drink enough water! #wtf
Recently, a study of 393 people found that 40% of the participants experienced a headache due to dehydration. Who wants a headache? Not I! We need to drink water!
So, yes, you know you should. But you don’t. Why? You forget.
I know, I, too, have been there. But it’s such a simple thing with such great benefits.
Pop an alarm on your phone to remind you.
Get a massive 2-litre bottle and mark it where you need to be at a particular time.
Or start telling yourself a new story about your essential self-care.
This, my friend, is where we are starting—the very basics of looking after yourself.
Lucky for you, I have a hypnotherapy audio that comes out this week that will train your brain to want to drink more water. #hypnotherapyworks
Then we will keep going on this basic idea.