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It is time to make some room for SELF CARE!
What is self-care? Self-care is an activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
We get so caught up in our busy lives and putting everyone else’s needs before our own we begin to forget about ourselves and our wellbeing. Yes, I know that you may have a job to go to, an essay due, a blog post to write, emails to reply to, a friend to call and everything else that has filled your to-do list. However, it wouldn’t hurt for you to clear out a few minutes of your busy schedule to do something that makes YOU come alive.
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Think about it, when was the last time you did something that made your soul light up? It has been a while, huh?
See, it’s very important for us to recharge, regroup, rejuvenate or whatever you’d like to call it. Why? Because it is important to reconnect with ourselves every once in a while.
In this blog post, I will be giving you 6 ways to practice self-care.
- The good ole’ Meditation //
If you’ve been reading my post for a while, then you know that I refer to meditation a lot. It’s because meditation truly has many benefits. Meditation aids you to discover new things about yourself, it can help you become more positive, be mindful, and so much more. Meditation is truly a healing practice.
Tip: One of my FAVORITE guided meditations is called The Mindful Movement on Youtube.
- Read a book //
When I read a book it’s like I drift off into a whole new world, that’s why I enjoy reading so much. If you are into personal growth and/or books that will knock some sense into you — my FAVORITE books at the moment are You Are a Badass and Everything You Need You Have. Those books will definitely teach you all about loving yourself and taking care of YOU.
- Social Media Detox //
Was I too loud when I said that? (Lol) Don’t worry, this one hit me a little hard in the chest too. There was a time when I went a whole entire month without ANY social media — I removed every social media app from my phone. In that time, I got to truly connect with myself and the world around me. I stopped picking up my phone upon waking and started being mindful of the little things around me. Just like a body detox, a social media detox is just as important.
- Write //
Ahh, another one of my favorites that I’ve mentioned before. Writing has always been my go-to whenever I need time to myself. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to writing, go check out my post about journaling and download your free worksheet.
Related Post : How to Use Journaling to Create a More Meaningful Day
Binge Watch Netflix //
Catching up on your favorite show(s) might seem like a long ways away from self-care, but you’re doing something that you enjoy and that’s what truly matters. Taking a day off for yourself won’t hurt.
Side Note: Are you wondering what Laurel did to her mother or is that just me..? (HTGAWM Fans)
- Bubble Bath //
Girl… Light you a few candles, turn the music on and relax. Don’t worry, I’m sure your family wouldn’t mind you taking a few extra minutes in the tub after all the weight you’ve been putting on yourself. YOU DESERVE IT!
Related Post : 5 Tips On How I De-stress
These are just a handful of things you can do to treat yourself and your body with kindness. STOP putting everyone else’s needs before your own and nourish your body, mind, and soul.
Remember, when you’re body calls… ANSWER IT!
Go for that walk, take that nap, relax, go watch a movie by yourself, read that book.
Do the thing(s) that make you feel like YOU!
So, with that being said I have one task for you…
Write down 5-10 things that you love about yourself and why!
If you’d like, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org