What’s your mission in life?
Mine has to be to make the world a brighter place in whatever way I can. Normally that involves making people laugh out loud or fall asleep, depending on the circumstances! I love helping people feel more relaxed. Restoring a sense of wellbeing, calm and order through my reflexology treatments and adding warmth, laughter and joy with my sense of humour.
I love the look of delight on the customer behind me in the supermarket queue when I suggest that they go ahead of me with their 5 items of shopping and the beaming smile of the chef thanked for creating a delicious meal. I love it when people tell me that they’ve seen something that I’ve written and they’ve almost spat out their tea laughing at what I’ve put.
The little things in life make all the difference
For me life is about making little changes, it’s the little things that make the world a better place. It’s about telling people to have a good day and thanking them for the things they’ve done right.
It’s about taking a minute to look at the bigger picture rather than diving in feeling afronted because you’ve actually only got half a story available to you at the time. Ensuring that you have time to stop and sniff the roses if you can.
I’ve been known to screech to a halt to take a photo of some pretty wildflowers or to take a photo of a funny sign in a shop. I love seeing the beauty in things, even in the boring, ugly, mundane, everyday stuff.
I love appreciating the small things in life. A hot cup of tea after a walk in the rain, the smell of homemade cookies or the simmering of soup. The crackling of a log fire, the twinkling of fairy lights.
What am I like?
People often tell me that they feel like they can be their authentic selves with me. That they don’t need to ‘be’ anything other than who they are, because they know I would never judge them (quite rightly so too) I’m often referred to as a slobby jumper friend, the sort of person where you can wear your slobby jumper, not need any makeup and if you come over you’d be expected to curl up on the sofa. I aim to create a safe space where you can simply relax unwind and let out that much-needed sigh of relief. It is ok for you to be yourself.
I bring this into my treatments too. Just be yourself, it’s safe to do so.
When I am looking for a Reflexologist or Massage Therapist for myself I tend to look for someone who is very human. Who understands what it is like to fancy the occasional glass of wine or crave a chunk of delicious dark chocolate. A real person with thoughts and fears and dreams. Not a wooden, perfect robot.
Someone who gets that life isn’t always easy but who sees that whatever we do we’re doing our best, given the circumstances. I’ve realised that I am that kind of person. This is me!
I am very human, super approachable and friendly. As my reviews and testimonials tell
The best thing about my job is that I love what I do and I am grateful for being able to use my skills as a reflexologist to help people feel de-stressed, less tense, more relaxed, calmer and hopefully with an improved mood. I’d like you to know that you’re absolutely not alone.
Why I love what I do
I’d like you to feel supported, nurtured and more able to cope. I’d love you to know that you are in in a safe, nurturing space where you can relax, be yourself, be nurtured, pampered and where you can switch off from the other things that are happening for you in your life just for an hour or so.
Having time out for yourself can be so therapeutic
Having time out for yourself can be so therapeutic. At first it can seem a little selfish or hard to justify having time out for yourself on a regular basis but there is no need to feel a sense of guilt. Just as we can’t make phone calls from a phone with a flat battery, we can’t serve others so well if we’re burnt out or exhausted. If we don’t nurture ourselves first we can’t be our best for our families.
If we’re unfulfilled in ourselves, putting our needs to the bottom of the pile we then get grumpy, or tired or sick! If we put our needs towards the middle of the pile, along with everyone elses, we stand some chance of feeling happy and calm. A happy wife means a happy life for you and the rest of the family.
We need breaks and time out, time to recharge our own batteries to full power. We need to follow our hobbies and interests, meet friends for a cuppa or lunch, to have our hair done or have a reflexology treatment or a massage this is a part of self-care.
Ideally it would be useful to pencil this self-care time into the diary first as a priority so it’s in, done. Like you’re fuelling yourself first so you have enough energy to do what you need to do. It’s like you have to fill your tank first, rather than seeing if there’s enough time/ energy at the end of the month to fill your car up with fuel.
If you’re going on a long journey you’d fill up your car first, you’d check the tyres to ensure that they had enough wind in them, make sure you have enough screen wash, maybe dip the oil just in case. Life is our longest journey so we need to make preparations first before we set off. Self-care is the same.
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Sarah Cooper is a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Aromatherapist and Writer based in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England.
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