Self-Care Tip: Build an OVER-Reserve of Key Items and Make Your Life Easier!

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We’ve all experienced the freedom that comes from getting rid of out-dated, broken and unnecessary ‘stuff’. So, to build an OVER-Reserve of stuff may seem a strange tip, especially when simplifying and de-cluttering are all the rage.

And while too much of ANYthing can definitely get in the way – having a super or OVER-Reserve of things that are important to us and our daily functioning actually makes our lives a LOT easier. Sometimes too much of a good thing IS a good thing…

Now I know we can ALL live without this stuff. We lead(on the whole) very privileged lives compared to most people in the world – but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make our busy lives just a little bit easier…

What are YOUR daily necessaries? These are likely to be peculiar to you – and may even be peculiar… What, if you didn’t have it, would add stress (or at least be a hassle) in YOUR life? These are likely to be small, seemingly unimportant, things that when you don’t have them – you need to go and get them or you get cranky! These are also things when you know you have lots in the cupboard – feels good.

For me, it’s bathroom tissue (loo-roll as we call it in England), contact lens solutions, good quality tea, milk (for tea) and healthy snack bars. Your list might include razor blades, clean socks, cell-phone batteries and if you have a baby you might include nappies or diapers.

Make a list of YOUR 5 Necessary Things here:

  1. ………………………………………….
  2. ………………………………………….
  3. ………………………………………….
  4. ………………………………………….
  5. ………………………………………….

And then next time you are replenishing these items, get EXTRA. Every time I get contact lens solutions, I buy 2 of everything. I also have extra tea (both loose and teabags), tons of loo-roll, 2 boxes of snack bars and I buy the largest milk container and buy the next before the last one runs out. (Plus I have powdered milk for emergencies).

This IS an act of self-care – to build an OVER-Reserve of KEY things that take the pressure off and support you. It will help you feel calm and supported, knowing that you have plenty of the things that make your life function more smoothly and easily…

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