Simple Self-Care

Easy ways to take care of your body, mind and soul.

3 Cheat Sheets to Make Every Day a Good Day!

Getting off to a good start – 3 Simple Cheat Sheets to Make a Good Day!  Note: If you don’t have time to read the post right now and want to just grab the cheat sheets, you can get them here: Ever have a day that just got off to a rotten start and then went downhill from there? Maybe you couldn’t get to sleep the night before and then when you finally drifted off the alarm went off seemingly 20 minutes later. Or your kids wouldn’t get up and get going fast enough. Or you got a text that your workplace needed you to show up early for a meeting.   Then the coffee maker poured coffee all over the floor because in the haste and confusion to get ready you forgot to put a cup under it. (True story! It happens!)   Then when you finally…

3 Magical Resolutions for Your Happiest Year Yet! 

I love this time of the year. January 1st is always a great time to make a fresh start. Many of us set goals and resolutions for the coming year. Some we keep, many we do not. But whether your resolutions revolve around losing weight, gaining weight, getting in shape, running a 5K, making more time for fun, going out with your spouse once a week, keeping your house neater, getting rid of cutter, getting your finances in order or simplifying your life in some other way, I’ve got 3 magical resolutions you’ll want to add to your list to make this year one of your happiest and most successful yet!  Magical Resolution #1  M.Y.O.B – Mind your own business.   Stop comparing yourself and your life to others. Social media sites like Facebook are an absolute menace when it comes to this.   Whether you’re…

4 Easy Exercises to Tone your Whole Body – No Equipment Needed!

Having exercise goals is awesome. But if you’re like me,actually sticking to them can be really tough, especially if we get busy. Or if we are traveling, or the weather is bad, or…excuses are easy to come up with! But if you have the right “no equipment needed” exercises at your fingertips you can keep working towards your fitness goals no matter where you are or what the weather throws at you. These 4 easy exercises are a great place to start!  When it comes to exercise, or just about anything else, it’s important to set the right kinds of goals so that you can actually make progress rather than giving up in frustration. If you have a hard time with that, then check out this posts 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an Exercise Enthusiast. I know there are a lot of exercise plans…

Holiday Gift Giving Made Simple! 7 Tips to Save Your Sanity!

What to give? What to give? If gift giving has become more stressful than enjoyable during your holiday season it might be time to simplify! The ideas below can help you enjoy gift giving again and help you enjoy your holiday shopping again! I know that gift giving was one of my LEAST favorite holiday season activities for a while. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to give people gifts – there was just too much pressure to “get it right” and “get the perfect thing” all while keeping it within my budget.    My perfectionism had really started getting in the way of any “joy of giving.” For some people, the budget-busting gift giving requirement can be super stressful as well. Being generous can be a mood booster but when it’s an obligation and all comes at once it can be a real downer.   So here…

7 Game Changing Stress Relievers for a Happier Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! (or almost anyway). So why do so many of us cringe a little bit, or even a lot, when thinking about the coming holiday season? I love the holidays but all the extra stuff that needs to be done can seem overwhelming and dampen anyone’s holiday spirits. So I’ve put together 7 game changing ways to relieve your stress this holiday season!  These are things you can do this year, right now, to give yourself one of the best gifts ever –  a relaxing, joyful holiday season!    1) Assume everyone is doing their best.  Rather than wondering why your husband is never on the ball with helping with the holiday decorating or why your aunt Agnes is always pushing her deadly dry bourbon balls on you, or why your uncle Harry always has to have the football game turned on at…