Do you ever forget about self-care? Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things and is essential for a healthy mind, body and soul. Self care is never selfish and not only important when you are stressed, it should always be on top of your to do list.
Below I will share with you more information about self care and how to implement it into your daily life. Don´t wait any longer and make your own well being a priority!
What does Self Care look like?
When it comes to self care it is all about bio individuality – like with your diet. There is no one-fits-all guide to self care. Only you know what is good for you and what gives you energy and joy. If you don´t know where to start then just sit down for a couple of minutes and think about things that make you happy. Things that let you forget about your work, your to-do list and other tasks you have to do. Sit quietly and connect to yourself to find out what makes you smile, gives you goose bumps or a feeling of peace and calmness.
What ever it is, it should be part of your self care routine.
Self Care Ideas for the Mind
If you feel stressed, anxious, overworked or unhappy it is even more important to give your mind some extra space and calmness. If it is difficult for you to quiet your mind and stay in the present try out one of these ideas:
• Sit outside and watch the clouds for 5 minutes
• Listen to your favorite song
• Read a book or magazine
• Unplug for an hour – flight mode on all devices
• Focus on your breathing – take a few deep breathes and exhale out what doesn’t serve you
Self Care for your Body
Whatever is making you happy and you enjoy doing has a positive effect on your body. Give your body some extra self care every single day. Only a few minutes daily can make a big difference, such as:
• Get 15 minutes of sun
• Move and feel your body – run, walk, dance
• Have a short nap
• Stretch and release tension
• Eat a healthy nourishing meal
Self Care for the Soul
Nourishing your soul with something that makes you happy and gives you a break from your busy life is more important than anything else. Self care isn’t something you do once and tick off the list. Implement self care habits for your soul everyday.
- Pray or read the Bible
- Enjoy your coffee/tea in the morning
- Take a hot bath after work
- Meet with your best friend
- Have a good laugh
- Watch your favorite movie
- Help someone else
What do you do as part of your self-care routine? Share in the comments below or email me. Do you need more tips and ideas? You may also want to check out my free e-book 3 Days of Self-Care.