Self-Care For Dads

self-care for Dads

Hello friend!

It’s been some time since I last blogged on here. My family and I have moved to Northern Thailand, and I’ve been writing often for my clients, and sadly fell behind on blogging.

The last few years have been a journey in self-care for us. Both my Wife & I have been focusing on spending time pursuing our creative passions, and slowing down to savor life as much as possible. We’ve started adopting an attitude of ‘essentialism’ and focusing on what matters most to us: spending time together as a family.

If you haven’t heard of Essentialism, it’s a concept that author Greg McKeown talks about in his book, and it’s pretty life-changing.

Essentialism means doing what’s truly essential for you business and life, and omitting the rest (as much as possible). And over the past few years, I’ve prioritized creating self-care routines and pursuing creative projects (like my freelance writing services and photography projects), and have started taking less coaching clients so that I can focus on devoting my time and attention to those I’m currently working with.

It’s been hard to devote time each day to prioritizing self-care, but even if I find just 15 minutes to meditate, I squeeze in that time. We Dads truly need to realize the importance of our own health and wellness as it helps us to be even better husbands and Fathers.
If you’re struggling with taking care of yourself, here is an excellent article on the topic, especially for fellow solopreneurs.

My wife and I have started writing regularly over at Holistic Families, and I think you’ll love some of the subjects we’ve been covering, from simple living to homeschooling.

I plan on writing a weekly roundup of wellness resources here each week, and will review holistic health products that I think you’ll enjoy.

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Simple Living for Holistic Beings

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A balanced life is a well lived one. Ask yourself right now – are you living up to your full, meaningful potential?

Holistic nutrition is just one part of our existence where we can mindfully choose to embrace healthy, active lives. We are what we eat and the softness of our skin, the strength of our hair and the density of our teeth show us if we are on the right path, or whether we have an imbalance in our diet.

There are simple things we can do to correct dietary imbalance:

  • Eat seasonally
  • Buy locally
  • Support organic farming
  • Forage for nutrients
  • Reduce grains and refined sugars
  • Eliminate processed foods

To only change our diet is not enough to overcome the imbalances created by a consumer-driven life. We must become unbusy so that we have time to enjoy things that truly matter. We must declutter to find space. We must reduce stress so that we can be grateful. We must regard all of nature and the greater environment if we strive to become holistic beings.

We must understand connections if we dream of a sustainable world. Then we need to act.

Simple living is a gentle way of life that reminds us of how interconnected the world actually is. We become conscious of what we own, what we waste and what we really need – and with a different, more aware mindset we will find that it is much less than what we have been led to think.

Natural simple living may be right for you, if:

  • You are seeking a less complicated way of life
  • You are ready to live in a non-toxic home
  • You are willing to search for health through food, rather than medication
  • You realize the importance of organic clothing – for your body and the future of agriculture
  • Your natural beauty is ready to shine through
  • You already feel the positive benefits of earthing, or are ready to walk barefoot like a child once again
  • You desire more self-reliance in your life

There are a myriad of ways to slow down and enjoy the benefits of a simple life. Choose a place to start and take the first steps towards a lighter tomorrow.

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cheryl magyar


Cheryl Magyar is a sustainable life designer who shares a blog with her husband at Handcraftedtravellers. Sign up for their free newsletter Weekly Ideas for Simplifying Your Life at Home and Away and step into a simpler day!

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