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As you can tell self-care is a hot topic on the blog. I mean, who doesn’t want to take care of themselves?
I published a blog revealing 6 Ways to Practice Self-Care which got me a little curious about how other women may nourish their bodies. So, I asked 20+ women “What does self-care mean to you and what are some ways you practice self-care?”
Self-care is something we all should take out the time for — it’s important for us to recharge and lift the burdens from our shoulders every once in a while.
To me, self-care is honoring your mind, body, and soul every chance you get. Some ways that I practice self-care is read, meditate, journal, sit in nature and so much more. I do things that will raise my vibration and bring me back to center.
Now, are you ready to hear these AMAZING answers?20+ Women Reveal What Self-Care Truly Means to Them: A Self-Care Guide Click To Tweet
Zeny from Vivalazeny //
“Self-care to me means putting yourself first. Putting your happiness & your needs first.
My favorite way to practice self-care is through journaling. All the things I’ve been holding in I let it out. I let my mind release everything as the pen hits the paper. Once I’m done I revisit the topic.
It’s in the past now. I feel so amazing after!”Self-care to me means putting yourself first. Putting your happiness & your needs first. - @Vivalazeny Click To Tweet
Tameika from The Plus Diaries //
“Self-care means getting back to me.
It may be unplugging, going shopping, listening to music all day, or just hitting the road. I just have to make sure I’m doing whatever I need at the time to get me back centered.”Self-care means getting back to me. I just have to make sure I'm doing whatever I need at the time to get me back centered. - @TheMeikaShay Click To Tweet
Annie from Gallantly, Gal //
“Self-care is a way for me to hold onto my sanity when the world is going teeter-totter.
When the universe doesn’t seem to be taking care of me, I am reminded that it’s up to me to take care of myself, and so I try to do so.
These days, I do guided meditations, face steaming and masks, exercises, and a lot more stretching. I used to hate stretching, but it’s proving to be a nice release for all the tension in my body and mind. I also try to drink tea once a day and tell myself positive affirmations!”Self-care is a way for me to hold onto my sanity when the world is going teeter-totter. - @Gallantlygal Click To Tweet
Megan from Standout Cheetah //
“Self-care means loving myself for who I am- accepting myself flaws and all!
I try to point out three things that make me, me every day.”Self-care means loving myself for who I am- accepting myself flaws and all! - @StandoutCheetah Click To Tweet
Nangie Alexander from Stolen Queens //
“Self-care means putting yourself first.
You can’t pour from an empty glass.
So to refill, I either pray, read a book, take a walk or simply take a nap.”Self-care means putting yourself first. You can’t pour from an empty glass. - Nangie Alexander from Stolen Queens Click To Tweet
Rachel from Ladle by Ladle //
“Self-care is so important to me because I have been recovered from anorexia for over two years and every day I continue to practice vital self-love through self-care.
To me, self-care happens by eating comforting, delicious food, having a regular yoga practice, spending time with my cat, and journaling positive memories and reminders for myself. I like to remember that it’s okay to make myself my number one priority.
Not only is it nice to practice consistent self-care but it is necessary for the longevity of my own health and happiness. You only get one body and one life, take care of it!”I like to remember that it’s okay to make myself my number one priority. - @LadleByLadle Click To Tweet
Leo from Invisible Lioness //
“Self-care means to me watching out for myself like I would for a child. A grown-up child, let’s say.
I want to make sure she (me) is well fed, lives a healthy lifestyle and keeps growing as a person. The ways in which I try to achieve this goal can be small things.
Like taking a break from working on my desk every hour or so and doing a few stretches. Or they can be bigger commitments, like having a centering morning routine and regularly working out.”Self-care means to me watching out for myself like I would for a child. A grown-up child, let's say. - Leo from Invisible Lioness Click To Tweet
Kandace from Kandace With A K //
“Self-care is doing things that positively and genuinely make one happy.
For me, self-care is being alone, saying NO to things that I truly do not want to do, binge watching tv shows and shopping.
I unapologetically do all these things because it is what makes ME the happiest. The focus of self-care is on the SELF and that should never be compromised.”Self-care is doing things that positively and genuinely make one happy. The focus of self-care is on the SELF and that should never be compromised.- @imKandaceNicole Click To Tweet
Jacqueline from Simply Jackieoxo //
“Self-care means to me a moment to reflect and focus on what I need and to try and re-center myself.
I love to do this in the morning or towards the end of the day with music and sometimes a face mask.”Self-care means to me a moment to reflect and focus on what I need and to try and re-center myself. - @jackieoxo4 Click To Tweet
Alexis from Strong Female Lead //
“For me self-care is the act of doing anything you need to feel 100% like yourself again — whether that’s saying “no” more often, making time for a hobby, or dishing out money to get your hair and nails done.
I personally practice self-care by journaling like no one’s reading. It wasn’t until last year that I realized how addicted I’d become to typing (on my phone and computer) and how bad my handwriting had become. Also, how stressed being on both of those devices constantly made me.
Now I make time, multiple times, every week to write down my thoughts, feelings, and even quotes in a journal. It’s a great way to unwind and manage my anxiety. I also love to dance in my bathroom mirror. Blasting Whitney Houston has a special way of making me feel cool, confident, and calm.”For me, self-care is the act of doing anything you need to feel 100% like yourself again. - @alexis_reliford Click To Tweet
Alana Nicole from Solely Living //
“Self-care is showing yourself the same vibrant passion that you show your favorite person.
Self-care is when you realize you need to take care of you before you can thoroughly take care of someone else.
Self-care is your own personal journey to becoming who you were meant to be because your soul has been cared for properly.”Self-care is your own personal journey to becoming who you were meant to be because your soul has been cared for properly. - @SolelyLiving Click To Tweet
Jordyn from Operation Jordyn //
“Self-care means doing what you need to do to re-center yourself and re-establish balance in your life.
It looks different for different people and it also looks different based on the day for each person.
Some days self-care for me is a face mask, a hot cup of tea and a good book. Some days it is unplugging from social media and turning off my phone so that I can be completely alone. Other days it is quality time with my boyfriend and dog or a girls day with a friend.
It all depends on what I need at the time.”Self-care means doing what you need to do to re-center yourself and re-establish balance in your life. - @operationjordyn Click To Tweet
Haley from Adventures of Southern Motherhood //
“Self-care means loving and taking care of your mind and body.
I personally practice self-care by only filling my mind with good thoughts. I also do 1 or 2 things a day that I love to do.”Self-care means loving and taking care of your mind and body. - @HaleyFuss Click To Tweet
Jacqueline Shaffer from Seats For Three //
“To me; self-care means doing any activity in order to take care of yourself spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Some ways I practice self-care is by writing blog posts, writing poems, daily journaling, taking a bath or warm shower, singing, listening to music, watching YouTube videos, eating (not too too much, of course!), cooking, baking, shopping, etc!
I find it very important to practice good self-care because if you cannot take care of yourself, how can you take care of another human being?”To me; self-care means doing any activity in order to take care of yourself spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. - @seatsforthree Click To Tweet
Kate from See Kate Blog //
“To me, self-care means taking the time to make yourself a little better every day.
Sometimes that might be getting a treat, like a pedicure or a massage – sometimes that might mean getting five minutes of peace while you sip the hot beverage of your choice – sometimes that means sitting down with a book or an e-course and learning something new.
It’s taking those brief minutes to refresh yourself, physically, mentally, and spiritually. It’s dedicating time to improving your life, where it stands right now.
You may not be able to do anything about your financial situation, your relationships, your children, or whatever has been weighing on your mind – but there is always at least five minutes a day to devote to yourself.”To me, self-care means taking the time to make yourself a little better every day. - Kate from See Kate Blog Click To Tweet
Stormie from So Fabulously Sweet //
“I think that self-care means taking care of yourself first as well as doing what’s necessary to better yourself.
So that can include taking a hot bubble bath with candles or disciplining yourself to stick to that new workout routine. It means loving yourself unapologetically to make yourself a priority.
Some ways I practice self-care are unplugging from social media, meditating, taking a dance class or writing in my journal.”I think that self-care means taking care of yourself first as well as doing what's necessary to better yourself. - Stormie from So Fabulously Sweet Click To Tweet
Miranda from Journey of a Simple Housewife //
“Self- Care means you are doing what you need to do to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Some ways I practice self-care is by playing in my garden, or relaxing with a beer at the end of the day while watching tv with my husband.”Self- Care means you are doing what you need to do to lead a healthy lifestyle. - Miranda from Journey of a Simple Housewife Click To Tweet
Ellen from Zyra Kuma //
“What self-care means to me is being positive and healthy to yourself. To me, it’s to heal myself and become as happy as possible, physically and mentally.
We live in a world where we stress and get sick due to the amount of work we put on ourselves and our health. Some ways that I demonstrate self-care to myself is meditating, journaling, taking breaks, reading my favourite book, doing hobbies, tea & chilling under the sun.”What self-care means to be is being positive and healthy to yourself. To me, it's to heal myself and become as happy as possible, physically and mentally. - @zyrakuma Click To Tweet
Ashleigh from Finding Your Best You //
“Self-care is very important to me since I recently experienced burnout for the first time. Looking back I could see that I was on the road to burnout for 12 months before it finally hit a point where I couldn’t go any further.
Spending the time to take care of yourself is more important than anything. How can you help someone else when you have nothing left!
I now have a self-care plan in place and this plan is dependent on my needs at the time. I’ve chosen to do it this way so once I see the signs that I’m heading to burnout-ville I can act sooner and not leave it too late.
On one end of the scale, I have nurturing things like watching a movie, getting my hair done and going out to eat. On the other end of the scale, I have given myself permission to have the time off work that I need to recover. This might mean going to my local doctor and requesting a medical certificate for time off work or reducing to part-time hours for a certain period of time.”Spending the time to take care of yourself is more important than anything. How can you help someone else when you have nothing left! - Ashleigh from Finding Your Best You Click To Tweet
Rene from Rene Alise //
“Self-care is taking care of your mental and physical health.
I meditate and journal. I work out and drink water to maintain my physical health. I do face masks, get my nails/feet done, and get waxed regularly because when you look good you feel good!”Self-care is taking care of your mental and physical health. When you look good, you feel good. - @renealise Click To Tweet
Deeksha from Wonderful Women //
“Self-care to me is synonymous with Self-love. You have to love yourself and only then you can take care of yourself.
Self-care involves taking care of your body, mind, and spirit. Be physically fit, mentally alert, and spiritually elevated!
Only a person who does ‘self-care’ can actually take care of others around him/her.”Self-care involves taking care of your body mind and spirit. - @deekshatripat11 Click To Tweet
Elise Ho from Ask Dr. Ho //
“Self-care is about realizing how important you are.
Self-care includes exercise and eating right but it also includes reading, napping, or anything else that makes you feel good.”Self-care is about realizing how important you are. - @AskDrHo Click To Tweet