Self-care is both selfless and essential to our health.
We cannot perform at 100% if we do not take the time to check in with ourselves to see where we need some extra love and support. We MUST do this for ourselves; no one will do this for us.
Make a goal to set aside AT LEAST one day each week to re-set in order to focus on filling yourself back up and to acknowledge yourself for being the amazing person you are.
Self care comes in various forms. Consider what you might be needing by asking yourself, “What am I missing? Am I feeling stuck, lost, scattered, bogged down, apathetic, overwhelmed, or anxious?”
Consider the following:
I feel stuck!
Then get MOVING: walk, run, swim, bike, hike
I feel lost!
Then take CONTROL by decluttering, rearranging a room, deep cleaning a drawer or room, and/or completing a long-standing item on your To Do List.
I feel scattered!
Then focus on BEING PRESENT with yoga, meditation, and/or deep breathing. Download an app on your phone if you do not have access otherwise.
I feel bogged down!
Then EXFOLIATE with a hot bath and body scrub, manicure, foot soak, and pedicure, and/or facial.
I feel overwhelmed!
Then RELAX by journaling, writing a list of things you are grateful for, reading a book, and/or watching a favorite movie.
I feel uninspired and apathetic!
Then get your CREATIVE juices flowing by working on a hobby, creating a vision board, and/or making a list of positive affirmations to place all-around your home.
I feel anxious!
Then seek COMFORT. You can do any of the items above, coupled with a warm blanket, your favorite food, and/or taking a long nap.