Self-care is essential and shouldn’t just be considered as a phenomenon, a fad… Especially for women where it is extra difficult but necessary to help us get on with work demands, family pressures, chores at home, health and financial worries. Self-care takes time and hard work.
Self-care is better mental health, having lifestyle changes that better help you manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression and more. It is knowing when to say “NO”, slow down and take a break. Ultimately, it’s the mind and the heart that’s harder to heal or recover from than physical pain/ stress. We must take care of our emotions and minds with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
As women, we do so much for others and we simply do not put ourselves first often enough. But without giving our body, our mind and our overall self a break, and taking care of us, we cannot possibly be successful.
DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET BURNT OUT!
Here a few tips of self-care.
Self care starts with taking care of your body. Our bodies do the laborious stuff and we should keep it strong and healthy. Getting into the gym is not a requirement, just commit to yourself to move more. Start with making time to walk every day and while you’re at it, do some squats and lunges. Your body will love you for it!
GET SOME ALONE TIME
Despite feeling like time is not on your side and you are filled with work to do, make sure to get that ALONE TIME where you can recharge and recalibrate. Having some time alone is valuable to one’s mind and spirit. Use this time to reflect with gratitude, meditate or even pause for a while and just close your eyes. Sometimes, this gets me teared up because I am able to breathe and think without all the chaos in my surroundings.
I know that eating healthy 100% of the time may seem steep. Yes, I know because I give in to some cravings too (the world is not going to end for giving into a craving). Just make sure you GET BACK ON TRACK. It’s so important to nourish our body with good food. Sometimes this is harder than others, but if you set your intention and start your day in a healthy way, it’s much easier to stick with. Plan your meals if that works better for you, avoid grocery shopping when you’re hungry or even get healthy meals delivered!
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE INNER YOU
Whatever your beliefs are, it’s important to incorporate spiritual self-care into your daily routine. In this case, spiritual doesn’t refer to religion or believing in a sort of higher being (although, it absolutely can if that is what helps you). Instead, in this sense, spiritual self-care is the act of getting in touch with your inner human spirit and soul. Some examples include contributing to causes you care about (leave a legacy through volunteer and charity work), meditating, spending time in nature, engaging in inspirational videos or literature and highlighting the non-material aspects of life. Essentially, everyone is different and it’s up to you to engage in whatever form of makes you feel best!
These are just a few examples of self care. We would love to hear from you. Why don’t you hit that REPLY button and tell us. Sharing is Caring.