Simple Self-Care

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

7 Smart Actions to Take When Things Go Wrong

Let’s face it, life doesn’t always hand us a free ticket to the beach and an ice cream cone and say, “Hey, you’re awesome! Take the day off!” But you don’t have to take life’s blows sitting down. Here are 7 smart actions to take to make life better when things go wrong! Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks!) when everything just seems to go wrong? You don’t get the job you thought you had nailed the interview on, or you try to complete a project on time and totally miss the deadline because of circumstances beyond your control, or you get snowed in AND your back goes out, or the refrigerator dies or your car breaks down, or you end up spending 45 minutes stuck in traffic behind an accident and miss…

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!  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 do get to work you realize that you forgot your laptop at home and also forgot to put the trash out at the curb.   When days start…

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…