Self-care is ANY activity that you do to help maintain your health – not just physical, but also mental and emotional health. It’s often done to help a person when they are feeling overwhelmed with their daily lives. I am always saying that I am going to practice more self-care, but often I am putting it at the bottom of the totem pole of my responsibilities.
My friends who are in business always say, “Pay Yourself First,” The same should go for your self-care time. So starting today, I am going to take time once a week to practice more self-care. Quite frankly, I deserve it, and you do too.
Here are some examples of self-care that are pretty simple that you can easily integrate into your life:
- Sit in silence and meditate for 15 minutes: I promise you won’t miss anything in those minutes
- Go for a walk: Especially now that it is fall and the weather and trees are beautiful, just a quick walk down the street.
- Declutter your space: You don’t have to do an entire overhaul of your house, maybe just straighten up your desk!
- Spend an hour alone doing something you love: It could be a bubble bath, or drinking Starbucks, or reading a novel
What are some of your favorite self-care practices? Share below in the comments (because I want to add to my list!)