Treat Yourself: Guide to self-care that restores your soul and sanity.
Self-care is much more than cupcakes, binge-watching, and bubble baths. It’s about realizing the normalcy that life can be challenging at times, and we need time to restore from its roughness. Just as apps and software need updates or to be charged, so do we. We need time and intention to reconnect with ourselves. We need time to reflect, still our minds, be creative and enjoy life. When we are more connected and refreshed, we can think more clearly, be more confident to face the next challenge, and love more deeply. We are now able to give from what we have more fully than what we have when empty.
So, what is keeping you to care for yourself?
One common struggle is the belief that self-care is selfish. Do we think our programs are selfish for needing an update? NO! We are glad to get the newest update, which will run more smoothly and effectively. This is the same for yourself.
Another common struggle is the belief that it’s too time-consuming or there isn’t enough time to care for ourselves. The bottom line is that we make time for the things that are important to us. Are you important to yourself? YES! Self-care doesn’t have to take much time or thought. It can be as simple as doing a breathing exercise, journaling, getting outside, and yes can still include getting your nails done. The purpose of self-care is to healthy restore the needs of your whole self: mind, body, soul, and spirit.
Simple Self-Care Guide:
Intention & Time: If you know that you’re going to have a more challenging week, plan some extra time for self-care. Write it down, put it in your planner. It can also help by making self-care part of your daily routines or habits, this way it’s easier and more natural to do.
Keep it simple: Self-care isn’t fireworks. It’s a simple way to connect with yourself. Notice where you are feeling run down or lack. Maybe you had an intense week of information overhold at work, and your mind needs a rest; maybe doing something physical may help. Or you have had a lot of time around people, having some alone time of reflecting or reading may be helpful.
Ways to Reconnect: Body, Mind, Inspiration
Body: Breathing exercise, stretching, time outdoors, bubble bath, extra time with body care
Mind: Meditation, journaling your feeling from the week, leisurely reading, write down positive affirmations from negative thoughts you may have been thinking, coloring pages or crossword puzzles
Inspiration: Spreading time on your interests or passions could be a DYI project, baking, arts or crafts, reading an inspiring story, taking a day trip
Self-care isn’t an act of selfishness. It is about reconnecting and replenishing yourself from the daily grind of life. It’s doesn’t have to take much time to do, just your intention to make it happen. Keep it simple. Do it often. Show yourself some love. If you are interested in having more support in care for yourself, Please Reach Out!