When it comes to our feet – are we just ready to move on as it is not something we like to think about?
Our feet carry us from A to B every day and most of us have little or no time to take deep care of them.
How do our feet feel and look after years of ignoring them?
Are they happy feet?
Are they feeling clean?
Are they smelling fresh?
Are the heels cracked?
Are they hard and dry?
Are they soft and tender?
Are they feeling delicate?
Are the nails needing a cut?
Are your feet getting the attention they deserve?
Are your feet being appreciated with your care?
Have we ever considered that our feet work for us day in and day out?
Have we thought what a grand job our feet do holding and supporting our body as we move around?
Have we taken great care of our precious feet and the results are there when we care for them every day?
Have we been busy ignoring our feet for decades and we can now see the harm it has done?
Have we bothered to pay attention to the detail when it comes to feet care?
Have we made sure our beauty salon pedicure trips are regular and consistent?
Have we only ever taken note of our feet just before Holiday time and then we are prepared to do something?
Have we made Hand Care more important as most of the time our feet are covered up?
Have we wanted a DIY Manual – a simple practical guide on how to take care of our feet?
Well here it is – taken from the Simple Living Global Back to Basics Program.
Start with small steps as presented below
The key is to remain Consistent every day and see the changes unfold.
If your tired feet need a treatment before bed –
Use a bucket of hot water and add bath soak
Check the water temperature first
Let go and relax your feet and legs
The best way to start our Feet Care is during a bath or shower as the water will soften our feet and prepare them.
Make sure your body is stable and in a safe position
Apply soap or shower gel to the palm of one hand
Anti-clockwise movements on the sole of the foot
Lather up and get in between and under the toes
Use fingers inside toes with the scissor motion
Wash under the arch – the middle part of the foot
Grasp the heel and massage around and under
Use the palm anti-clockwise at the top of the foot
Rinse thoroughly and then repeat on other foot
Pat dry with a towel and go in between every toe
There must be no water left under or around the toes
Sit down and apply cream and massage all over
Using your fingertips, massage the nail area gently
Use extra cream for the heel and area around it
Take a moment and cup your hand over the heel
Go to Achilles area above the heel at the back
Massage cream using your fingertips into the skin
Get into the tiny folds where skin is usually dry
Then rub with the palm and heel of your hands
Cup the area with your leg stretched outwards
Enjoy the process of taking real care of your feet
Remember to thank your feet for their grand job.
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It makes sense to take Responsibility for our feet care in this way. The interesting thing is we will not get Bored.
This is because when we do something that is truly supporting our body, we simply do not feel the need to want more, as it is not coming from our mind, which is always seeking more of this and that.
Our body is then in service and as we take care of it deeply, we are rewarded every day with a well-being that supports us in daily life.
If we choose to keep repeating this Self Care task, it becomes our normal and when we live in this way, we do not need a prompt or reminder as we can feel from inside our body that it’s time for Feet Care.
Anything we repeat becomes our Foundation.
Imagine the value and benefits of adding this feet care ritual to our daily medicine list.
When we make the space available in our day to really take care of our body and appreciate how amazing it is, we naturally connect to that place inside us where we do not need anyone or anything, as our being feels settled. Nothing more is needed.
These regular connection moments can support us to sense things and feel what is going on and that means we can develop our awareness.
Paying attention to the detail helps us to Focus on the task in hand and not let our mind deviate, escape and wander off with distracting thoughts.
It makes total sense to take care of our body and offer it another level of care and if we are already doing so, then this becomes an opportunity to deepen that care.
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