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Don’t you just love a routine?

Don’t you just love a routine?

Don’t you just love routine?

So the autumn chill has kicked in, the kids are back to school or college, the nights are getting darker and yet there’s something very comforting about getting back to our routine.  Why?  Well here are my top 5 health benefits of having a routine to help motivate back to normality this autumn.

1. Helps Reduce Stress and Facilitate Relaxation
There will always be something in our lives that is beyond our control, and we need to accept that. However, there is so much that we can control, especially if we follow a routine. When we have and stick to a routine, it eliminates a lot of stress because we do not have to think and worry about what needs to get done. The act of ‘doing’ gives us a sense of control and helps us relax instead of fretting about the tasks at hand.
2. Frees Up Our Time
Contrary to what some people believe, following a routine of repetitive tasks actually provides us with more free time to do as we please. Not every aspect of our lives needs to be scheduled or incorporated into a daily routine. There is a time and place for leisure, relaxation, and ‘not-doing’, and a routine frees up the time for it. In fact, our routine makes us become better and more efficient at performing certain tasks. This means that we often spend less time completing the tasks listed in our routine via repetition.
3. Helps Us Achieve Our Goals
Our goals and aspirations are rarely, if ever, achieved all at once. Successful people accomplish their goals by doing the same things over and over again. An athlete gets good at his sport because he practices daily. An artist hones his craft through repetition. Developing and sticking to a routine that is in line with your goals is one of the surest ways to feel success.
4. Builds Self Confidence
When we follow a routine and stick with it, it helps build self confidence and gives us a sense of tremendous satisfaction and purpose. That provides us with the ‘fuel’ to continue our routine and reap the benefits associated with it. And a lack of self confidence is one of the main reasons people find it difficult to change their lives for the better.
5. Creates Structure in Our Lives
A daily routine provides structure and a logical sequence in our lives. It provides the framework within which we live our lives and conduct our daily activities. Soon we become familiar and comfortable with what we have to do each day. It allows us to experience a flow to our day.

There are many more benefits to having a routine but they all benefit our health and wellness.  So be proud of your routine and enjoy the many benefits if provides.

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Autumn – my favourite time of year

Autumn – my favourite time of year

It’s Autumn and my favourite time of year.  I’ve been out picking the last of the flowers and apples from my 2 very small trees but what a crop they have produced this year.  There’s something very grounding about Autumn with the gorgeous warm colours that you all know by now I love and preparing for the winter ahead.  It’s also a good time to check in with yourself and your family to see how everyone is feeling as it can be a tough time for some.  Keep an eye on each other and the vulnerable, but more importantly don’t forget about your own well-being.

So since returning to work in late August my feet have not touched the ground.  Not only has the clinic been busy but my Mum had to have some surgery which has led to her going on dialysis.  A few regular clients commented that it was difficult to get availability.  What great feedback, so I have decided to open on Wednesday afternoons going forward so now there’s more availability if you want to head over to the website and book now for the autumn.

Just Be Mindfulness also returned in September with 2 sessions every Monday at 10am and 7pm.  If you or someone your know is interested in Mindfulness for their well-being, then please get in touch as I still have a couple of places available in each session.

I also returned to Cook Medical for the 3rd year for their Health & Wellness Week doing Reflexology at both their sites here in Limerick. I always enjoy the variety of going to organisations for their Wellness Programmes so if you work for someone who promotes health & wellness at work, then please get in touch or feel free to pass my details to the contact in your organisation.

For Autumn, Just Be!

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Just Be News – September 2017

Just Be News – September 2017

What’s been happening?

So I hope you are all settling in nicely to autumn.  Personally I love this time of year being back in a routine and wearing warm, cosy jumpers and socks. Nothing like a night in by the fire and a good movie after a autumnal walk.  However, it’s also a time of added stress getting kids to and from school or activties, your own work load and of course the ususal household jobs too.  All can affect our immune systems so please ensure you get back into booking your treatments to help you maintain your own health and happiness in the coming months.

Normal business hours have resumed and you can check availability for all treatments and packages here  And don’t forget you get €10 off all treatments and packages until the end of September.  The feedback on the new online booking system has been fabulous with customers saying they love that they can book anytime of day, see what’s available and it’s easy to use.  But, if it’s not for you, you can still send a text or social media message.

I will also resume my visits to Adare on Saturday, 23rd September so again you can book here.

The Just Be Mindfulness Groups will also resume in early October on Monday 10am, Thursday 7pm and Friday 10am.  I already have a lot of interest so please let me know if you would like to join us as places are limited. Get in touch now

Just Be for September!

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