Whether single or attached, there are always ways to tend to your own needs and build a stronger foundation of self-love. When we do this, our ability to give and receive love to and from others increases. Many women tend to over give at the expense of their own health and wellbeing, which inevitably results in feelings of fatigue and frustration over time.
So here are my top tips for filling your own cup:
Make time each week to celebrate your achievements. Make a list and stick gold stars next to them or smiley faces. Create a celebration playlist and dance to it when you achieve something. Make sure you create your own signature move! High five or pat yourself on the back.
Embrace your body
Yes, literally embrace yourself - give yourself a hug often and feel the contours of your sexy body. Explore with tenderness and curiosity. Look at yourself naked in the mirror and notice what feelings come up, wherever you are uncomfortable with what you see, send an inner smile there and feelings of love. Say out loud to your reflection "I am learning to love you more and more each day".
Feed yourself well
Eating good quality plant-based wholefoods with a ratio of 30% protein, 30% carbohydrates and 40% healthy fats is the best way to go for optimal health as a woman. By nourishing yourself appropriately, your energy levels will increase and you will begin to glow from the inside out. This will also help to keep you fertile.
Must haves for female health are a good probiotic (ideally 50-100 Billion CPU including Saccharomyces Boulardii for vaginal health), Omega 3 from Algae, Vitamin D3, a multivitamin including Folate and Magnesium Glycinate (this is the most absorbable).
Exercise and rest well
Make sure that you exercise according to your menstrual cycle and don’t overdo it, 4-5 hours per week is optimal for women. During your bleed rest more and increase your activity as you get further into the follicular phase, then reduce it post ovulation gradually throughout the luteal phase. Getting to bed between 9.30-10.30pm for 8 hours makes all the difference to your health and ageing process, as the quality of sleep is improved in the hours before 11pm. Make sure that the room is dark to help optimise melatonin release. If you wake up a lot in the night, then you might want to consider supplementing 5HTP to improve melatonin levels.
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