Self-care refers to any activity that nurtures you and allows you to regain your center. Self-care rituals will vary from person to person, but can include taking time off, doing deep mental health work or even making hard choices like not giving in to your cravings.
You must set yourself up to be the CEO of your body. Establish a regular practice that includes self-care, and you will put your best foot forward. You will be more present in life and become a shining example for others to focus on themselves in a holistic manner as well.
It is important to remember that practicing self-care is not being selfish. It is a necessity to focus, regroup, and maintain a positive mindset.
Examples of Self-Care
Getting quality sleep
Start your day with 10 minutes of meditation
Taking a weekly sea salt bath
Staying well hydrated
Enjoying regular massages or learn self-massage techniques to complete weekly
Supporting your neighborhood farmers market and eating locally
Reading books for pleasure
Refraining from wearing makeup on the weekend to allow your skin to breath
Connect with nature
Consider walking barefoot in nature to recenter and ground yourself
This is a short list of the many ways that you can create a self-care routine.
Remember that self-care is not selfish. It is more about checking in with yourself and making sure that you feel healthy, that your mind feels clear and supported. In today’s world so many of us push ourselves to a point that we are not well. When our body and mind are not functioning at an optimal level it can affect everything around us.
Any activity that you do can be an act of self-care. If you enjoy making your bed each day, then have bedding that is pretty, when you are done the finished product will bring you joy. The benefit of creating small positive routines in your day can help create moments that you look forward to.
What steps will you take today to better care for yourself?