We are going to touch on the most important thing in your life… you! Starting a self care plan or routine can help you focus on what matters the most. I was once told the first person I had to love was myself, and that was hard for me to grasp. But now I’m starting to understand that more and more, and why it’s so important to love yourself. Read on to learn why having a self care plan or routine is fun, easy, and so beneficial.
1. Focus on You
To start a plan your main focus has to be you. Figure out how much time you can first allocate to your self care routine. If you can’t seem make time find that one slot in your weekly calendar and dedicate that hour to “self care time”. This time will become your weekly time for just you!
2. Figure Out Your Needs
There are so many types of self care rituals to do. To find out what you personally need you may have to do some research. I personally am stressed very often so hot yoga tends to be one of my favorites. When I was going through a breakup I went to hot yoga 4 times a week and it really helped me focus on myself. I also love taking long baths with with salts, I use a cocoa coffee body scrub that is just delightful and helps me relax. You could just sit down, journal, relax or meditate. Maybe you are moving so fast focusing on the needs of others, you need just you time. Be honest with yourself let yourself feel and see what you need to be your ultimate self. Whether it be working out, sauna time, meditation, having tea outside by yourself, whatever it may be let it happen. You’ll feel so much better and love yourself so much more. This post touches on the 5 kinds of self care, Physical, Intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social, see which one you need the most.
3. Internal Self Care Routine
Time to let go of what is hurting your internally. Whether it be past emotions, people, or anything that is stopping you to reach your true potential. Time to release, forgive, and forget what you ever is holding you back.
“According to Everett Worthington, a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, learning to forgive others can improve not only your mental and emotional well-being, but also your physical health. “When you get rid of anger, your muscles relax, you’re less anxious, you have more energy, [and] your immune system can strengthen,” he told the American Psychological Association.”
4. Time to Take Action
Start today, even with little steps. This article has 25 simple practices for self care. We dance in the office sometimes just for one song! Dance today or goof around for 4 minutes. Be your own best friend, and laugh at your own jokes. It’s time to put yourself first. Doing this will not only help your self esteem, but your confidence, and over all your health.
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