If there’s one thing that I’m commonly asked, it’s how I manage to rest and relax in between growing my business. The truth is that it can be challenging to find time to care for yourself. After all, a rested body is a healthy body, which is why I prioritise self-care.
Here are some of my favourite practices.
Jess Sepel’s top tips for rest and replenishment:
1. Practise yoga
A few times a week, I practise some gentle yogic postures. They’re so powerful in re-setting the body and connecting us with the breath.
2. Establish a nourishing nighttime routine
Set a time to switch off technology and social media at a certain time each night (mine is 8 pm). Instead, make yourself a bubble bath, enjoy a cup of tea and listen to some calming music.
3. Swim in the ocean
If you are near the beach, schedule in an ocean swim and book time. 20 minutes is all you need!
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4. Treat yourself
Book yourself in for a massage. If you prefer a low budget option, opt for a Thai or Chinese massage.
Hop into bed with a JSHealth dinner and some Netflix. There's nothing wrong with taking some time to relax by yourself.
6. Enjoy time in nature
Take some time off social media and spend 20 or 30 minutes in nature.
7. Repeat positive affirmations
Every morning, I wake up and quietly repeat positive affirmations. I say thing such as, “Thank you for the abundance in my life,” and, “I practise gratitude for my healthy body,” which help me feel thankful and put me in a positive frame of mind for the day.