Free Self-Care Challenge to cultivate a positive mindset

Harnessing the Power of Self-Care & Positive Mindset


The Power of Prioritising Self-Care in Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Self-care is often associated with simple activities like going for a walk, treating yourself to a pedicure, or indulging in a DIY face mask. However, beneath the surface of these activities lies a compelling reason to prioritise self-care: cultivating a positive mindset.

Your mindset encompasses the thoughts and beliefs that shape your thinking patterns. These thought habits have a profound impact on every aspect of your life, from your thoughts and emotions to your actions. Your mindset even shapes how you think the world works and your place in it.

A strong and positive mindset is the key to building a solid self-esteem. It's a big deal because it has a massive impact on how you talk to yourself, day in and day out.

Engaging in self-care allows you to establish a healthy relationship with yourself, enabling you to share those good vibes with others. Contrary to popular belief, self-care isn’t selfish. It's all about building a positive mindset instead of getting stuck in a negative rut.


Overcoming 'Mum Guilt' and Embracing Self-Care

Reflecting on my own journey, I’ve realised that self-care wasn’t always a priority during my years as a younger woman. It often took a backseat when the needs of others seemed more pressing. During the early years of motherhood, finding time for myself felt like an impossible task. A successful day meant having a quick shower and eating a meal while it was still warm.

Now that my kids are older, I’ve come to realise the true value of self-care. Looking back, I wish I’d possessed the wisdom to prioritise more self-nurturing during earlier years, I was often walking around like a zombie, and I could have enjoyed that stage of my life a whole lot more if I gave myself a little more "me time."

This internal struggle, often referred to as 'mum guilt', is not exclusive to mothers alone; it extends to women in general. Many women find themselves grappling with the guilt of not prioritising their personal needs, leading to exhaustion and burnout. This internal struggle can prevent them from fully embracing their roles and showing up as their best selves in various aspects of life.



10 Minutes a Day: Small Steps to Transform Your Mindset through Self-Care

The truth is self-care doesn't have to consume a significant portion of your day. It's about finding activities that bring you joy and investing as little as 10 minutes each day to enhance your well-being.

Taking short breaks and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee outside can serve as a reset, increasing productivity afterward. Additionally, regular exercise and sufficient sleep contribute to strengthening your immune system.

As you prioritise self-care, you'll notice an improvement in how you feel, which, in turn, enhances self-compassion and self-talk. In the past, I used to criticise myself harshly for mistakes or unkind words. However, since prioritising self-care, working on my mindset, and being more aware of my inner dialogue, I've adopted a more compassionate approach. My new motto is to treat myself as I would treat a friend. If I make a mistake, I own it without beating myself up. This shift has me calmer overall and provided me with valuable perspective.

I've also discovered that some of life's best lessons come from mistakes. So, getting things wrong isn't the end of the world.

Over the past year, incorporating meditation, gratitude practices, and journaling has helped me get to know myself better. Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on what truly brings you joy? What ignites your inner spark? Now is a great time to consider these questions and explore how you can prioritise your own well-being.

Once you recognise that your contributions to others should not come at the expense of your own happiness, life becomes even more fulfilling. Just like you can't pour from an empty cup, you must fill your own cup first to have the energy and love to give to others.

If you need assistance in kickstarting your self-care journey, feel free to download my FREE 7 Day Self-Care Challenge here. It offers a variety of ideas that might resonate with you. These practices have helped me become a more loving, compassionate, and understanding woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Most importantly, they’ve allowed me to feel a lot more content within myself.

Thanks for reading, and I encourage you to set aside at least 10-minutes for yourself today. Give yourself permission because you deserve it more than anyone!


Let's Connect @emmalagerlow