In my podcasts that I listen to each week, see my post Recommended Podcasts to see what I listen to, the word “self-care” keeps coming up so I thought I would share my self-care with you.
In a world and lives full of stress, if we do not take the time to take care of ourselves we will run ourselves down to a sick and tired heap. I have done this to myself on more than one occasion in my life.
I do my best to take care of myself through self-care daily, weekly, monthly – regularly.
There is physical self-care and mental self-care – here is what I do….
The mental part is more difficult than the physical part….I keep my perspective and this helps me to find joy in the mundane. When I start getting mentally outawhack, I go through all the things in my head that I am blessed and grateful for, there is always something no matter how bad life may seem at the time. I catch myself with negative self-talk, stop it, and then tell myself something good in that thought’s place. Meditation is great, I get into a meditative state when I cook, so if I am stressed out I go cook.
The physical self-care is much more fun! And I have pics!
First and foremost treat your body well with good whole healthy foods. You have to eat anyway, might has well be good for your body – that is the ultimate self-care.
Do not take yourself so seriously! I am a serious gal by nature, so this one is hard for me, but I’m learnin!
Spend some time with you! Go get a manicure and pedicure, (if you cannot afford to go somewhere to do it, do it for yourself at home). Take a long hot bath (with Epsom Salt). Take a nap. Read a book or watch a movie you have been wanting to read or see. Get your hairs did, get a massage, or go workout.
Spend time with friends and hug it out!
Do activities that you enjoy and if you can get outside!
There are so many ways that we can give ourselves a break!
I would love to hear what you do for self-care. Please feel free to share in the “comments” section of this post.