July is here!

Yes July is here and it certainly feels like high summer where I am. Trying to keep cool is a very rare experience where I live!

July

The feedback I have been getting from self-care month has been so wonderful and helpful and the whole experience has been eye-opening. The main points that I have been getting back is that it was interesting and great to find new ways to take care of yourselves (yay) but also that you may not have completed every task every day. This is totally fine because it’s all individual and it is your journey, my love. Only do what speaks to you and feeds your spirit.

So now I can announce that the whole of self-care month will be available in ebook form from later today as The Self Care Manual. Available on Amazon for £1.99 or totally free(!) if you sign up here to what is now my newsletter (if you signed up for self-care month emails you don’t need to sign up again).

The Self-Care Manual Cover

And the last thing I want to share, part of this truly gorgeous email that I received about self-care month…

‘It gave me some sort of a frame to hold on to on bad days. At one low point i was eager for the daily mail at noon (because of time zone differences).you gave me some ideas for self care that i have not tried until now and i might stick to some and make them a habit.
I want to thank you and express my true gratitude and appreciation for what you are doing! You are really helping people lift themselves up to a better future, people who sometimes don’t have the power to do this themselves.

The world needs more people like you!! Keep up the good work in making people better!’

How beautiful? Think this email may have made my year!

Joy & hugs,

Imogen x

You made it! (Self-care month Day 30)

Self-care Month Day 30 - You Made it!

Wow, that’s it. We’ve made it through 30 days of self-care, of prioritising ourselves and reaping the benefits. You are absolutely, wonderfully amazing for giving yourself this gift.

Think you can keep it up? You should, you deserve to feel this good all the time my love and just a small amount of time dedicated to yourself every day is going to make your life more joyful. Cont…

For more click here for the full free download of ‘self-care month’ now all as one handy ebook ‘The Self-care Manual’

Reading (Self-care Month Day 29)

Self-care month Day 29 - Reading. Imogenjhope.com

Morning loves,

I hope Monday morning is being kind to you?

Today I wanted to talk about reading. Whenever I have asked people what self-care they would do more of if they had chance, reading is always top 3. I personally read a lot, usually 2 books at a time. One for when I can concentrate in the day that might be challenging or non-fiction or need more concentration and one for just before I go to bed, something fictional and easy. I also read a lot of blogs. I find the odd moments during the day to snatch a quick chapter if I can and I need to sit and relax. Cont…

For more click here for the full free download of ‘self-care month’ now all as one handy ebook ‘The Self-care Manual’

Weekly Rituals (Self-care month Day 28)

Self-care month Day 28 - Weekly Rituals

Well, hello you absolutely wonderful lot,

Can you believe it is nearly the end of self-care month? We have come so far and we definitely all deserve a pat on the back for taking this wonderful journey to looking after ourselves. Well done love 🙂

Today is a rainy old Sunday here, thats ok, the weather has been getting warmer and were a bit glad of the break. Do you find that on some days of the week that you end up doing the same things? It is lovely to create a ritual on certain days of the week because we often thrive in routine. We know what is coming and we know what we need to do. Cont…

For more click here for the full free download of ‘self-care month’ now all as one handy ebook ‘The Self-care Manual’

Sleep (Self-care month Day 27)

It has been such a crazy, hectic day today and I have only just had to chance to sit down and write this. I didn’t have the foresight to schedule many posts in advance because i’m still getting used to this pro-blogger thing!

Todays self-care task is about sleep. Are you somebody who survives on the minimum sleep for weeks then can’t cope anymore? Or are you like me and work yourself into a frenzy if you can’t get your 9 hours solid a night? Sleep can be a nightmare, it can cause all sorts of issues and actually, if you aren’t getting enough, seriously affect your life. Cont…

For more click here for the full free download of ‘self-care month’ now all as one handy ebook ‘The Self-care Manual’

Get organised (Self-care month Day 25)

I have always been a pretty organised person. Sometimes completely too rigid, nowadays I believe that running round like crazy trying to do all and be all is way overrated. But then, some organisation is great for clarity of the mind and focus on individual tasks. I think if I just lived spontaneously all of the time then I would never get anything done and I probably wouldn’t be sat here now writing this.

So what do you think is the minimum organisation that you should implement? Cont…

For more click here for the full free download of ‘self-care month’ now all as one handy ebook ‘The Self-care Manual’

More journalling! (Self-care month day 20)

More journalling!
Hi there lovely,

Welcome to day 20! How is your self-care month going? Are you fitting it in or struggling? Are you enjoying it and finding the time or finding it a chore to look after yourself in so many ways? Feedback always welcome here, dear.

Day 20 is going to be about more journalling. Now I know we’ve covered a few journal entries and i have asked you to answer various questions in your journal but today is about something a bit more general. Cont…

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Different ways to meditate (Self-care Month Day 19)

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Hi there you wonderful lot, can I just say – thank you so much for signing up and taking part in self-care month. The response has been more than I ever could have expected and I am truly grateful, big love to you.

Self-care month day 19 Different ways to meditate - Imogen J Hope

Today I want to talk about trying mediation. If you haven’t meditated before then it may seem like meditation is quite difficult. It needn’t be. There are lots of ways to meditate and everyone has individual ways of doing it in a that suits them. I have tried a few ways of doing it, including going to a Buddhist meditation class for a while which was a wonderful experience but i’ll be honest I struggle to sit on the floor for so long it wasn’t great for my back! But the experience of learning with them and from them and finding out about Buddhist teachings is one that I am very grateful for. Cont…

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Pamper yourself (Self-care month day 17)

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I think that when most people think about self-care this is what first comes to mind. Pampering yourself, looking after yourself and making yourself feel special and beautiful and wonderful. And you should, every body should. So todays self-care task is to spend a while doing this.

Here are a few ideas of ways you can pamper yourself.Cont…

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Take it easy (Self-care month day 14)

Well here we are at day 14 of self-care month. Well done for giving yourself care for 2 whole weeks! Now we can start to see how we can make this a daily habit and continue past this month.Day14

So well done. Today is Sunday, the day of rest, so were going to take it easy. We’re going to make it a day of no tasks, no to-do’s. Cont…

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Imogen x