Looking after yourself is not selfish or self-indulgent ~ it is a necessity!
In our busy day-to-day lives we might not always take the time to check in with our Self. So please, I would like you to make yourself a comforting hot drink in your favourite mug, get comfortable, and spend an hour or so just focussed on YOU 💖
This Spread incorporates Mindfulness with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, from our basic physiological requirements up to our spiritual well-being ~ for each level I have included Mindful Activities, to help you fulfil those fundamental human desires. Feel free to replace these with an activity of your choice, but please: make time for yourself, take care of yourself, love yourself!
Pass this Spread on to a friend or loved one who could also benefit from some well-deserved ME-time!
It is possible to complete this spread without any of the activities, but I urge you to try and make some real changes to improve your well-being and quality of life!
1) Physiological Needs: BODY CHECK ~ How can I improve my physical well-being?
Activity: Organise a Medical Check-Up; Do breathing exercises; Cook a healthy meal with fresh ingredients; Drink more water; Have your 5 a day of fruit & veg; Go to the gym; Go on a nature walk; Take a nap; Make love; Switch off your phone for an evening and do something relaxing (take a bath, read a book, listen to music,…).
2) Safety Needs: HOME CHECK ~ What can I do to improve the energy in my Home?
Activity: Burn your favourite incense or scented candle; Open your windows to let in fresh air; Make repairs you have been putting off; Check locks on windows and doors; Learn about Feng-Shui; Charge your crystals and place them in strategic places throughout your home; Check your fire alarm; Teach your kids how to stay safe online; Open a savings account and deposit some money each month; Sign a petition about Human Rights, anti-gun policies, against animal abuse or another issue that touches your heart (help make the world a safer place for all living Souls!).
3) Social Needs (Love & Belonging): HEART CHECK ~ How can I improve the quality of my social interactions and relationships?
Activity: Clean up your Friends list on your Social Media accounts (no negative people allowed, don’t feel guilty about un-friending those people you never interact with, focus on people who genuinely care about you instead); Arrange to meet a friend for lunch or coffee or ask your partner out on a date (somewhere you can talk and listen, no club with loud music and alcohol numbing your senses!); Join a social group to make new friends (sports club, book club or even a Facebook-group about your hobbies or interests!); Hug someone; Cuddle and groom your pet; Play with your child(ren); Tell your Loved Ones how much they mean to you; Write a love letter to your partner/child/love interest/best friend.
4) Esteem Needs: SOUL CHECK~ Which quality or ability do I have that I can feel really good about?
Activity: Write a list of at least 5 things you are good at/did well/are proud of and put it somewhere you can look at it often (in your wallet, on the fridge, front page of your diary or journal, on your phone,…); Learn a new skill (sports, crafts, Tarot, astrology, cooking, …); Go for a hair-cut or manicure or dress up to make yourself feel good about your appearance; Ask your co-workers/friends/partner for positive feedback; Use daily Affirmations to boost your confidence and self-belief.
5) Self-Actualisation: SPIRIT CHECK ~ How can I take a step towards Spiritual Satisfaction?
Activity: Write a list of at least 5 things in your life that make you happy, put it somewhere you can look at it often; Read a self-development book; devote time to Tarot-practise; Start a journal; Learn to meditate; Go to Yoga classes; Learn about the Universal Consciousness, The Law of Attraction, Kundalini Awakening, and other Spiritual Concepts; Visit a museum; Declutter your bedroom, kitchen, bookshelves…; Practice Manifestation; Take up a new hobby.
Love & Hugs,