There has been so much talk about practicing self care. But what does self care mean for you? Is it yoga? Reading? A pedicure? Whatever you do to practice self care it is a great habit to have. Having the habit is great for reducing stress and making sure you take care of yourself. Even just taking 20 minutes every week to practice self-care can make all the difference in the world. You need to take care of yourself to be the best version of you! Self care can improve your sleep, lower your stress, and can improve your feelings of self worth. Just soaking in a bath can change your outlook on a crappy day.
Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.
Some ideas to inspire your self-care.
- Practice yoga
- Read a book (that’s not for school!)
- Watch a movie
- Have a mini spa day
- Go get a massage or get a manicure/pedicure
- Take a nice long bath
- Diffuse essential oils
- Practice meditation
- Give yourself a facial
- Drink a cup of coffee or tea and just sit and relax
- Go for walk
- Learn something you have always wanted to learn
- Go met up with an old friend
- Journal things your grateful for
- Do something fun
- Take a guilt free nap
- Take a drive
Want some other ideas? Check out this list from the Self Compassion Project, Barb lists a lot of great ideas!
Do as many of these combined as you want, I like to take an evening and do several of these. Take some time off, the world wont fall apart without you. Make taking care of your metal health a priority in your life! Practice some self care this week and try something new. Let me know your favorite way to practice self care.