I think we all can say how hard it is to fill from an empty cup, which is why I’m such a huge fan of self-care! When we are full of love it’s hard for that not to pour over into every part of our lives, making us better for the people around us.
Let’s start off by saying what is self-care? It’s about having a relationship with yourself. This let’s you know yourself and grows your confidence. Making it important reminds you and others that you are important too.
There are so many different things that we hear about self care these days. Self-care gives us a chance to focus on ourselves to keep us healthy and to make sure that everyone around us feels the effect of that as well! While there are many different ways to give you care, the end goal is the same, to get to know yourself and to show yourself love.
Keep in mind that when your entering self-care, your state of mind is a factor. You cannot go into it with an impression that you don’t deserve it.Forgiveness is a part of love! Click To Tweet
You are worth it! Repeat this whenever you’re about to enter your time of self-care. Shut your brain off and let go of the past and whatever guilt you may be holding onto.
We’re not all perfect. There will be mistakes but forgiveness is a part of love. Be prepared to let go of whatever is bothering you.
Now! Need some inspiration for what you should do for your self-care!
45 Ways of Self-care
Take a long bubble bath
Read a book
Do something creative
Cook a new recipe
Write yourself a letter
Give yourself a facial
Take a walk
Play a game
Color a picture
Do some baking such as cookies
Switch up your daily schedule
Do some light stretching
Take some deep breaths
Sing at the top of your lungs
Take a nap
Do your makeup
Recite your affirmations
Go see a movie by yourself
Go to a coffee shop and try something new
Lie outside and get some fresh air
Cuddle with someone you love or your pets
Watch a goofy movie
Have an aromatherapy session
Apply some essential oils
Read some uplifting passages from the Bible
Pray over yourself
Give yourself a hair treatment
Have an at home massage
De-clutter something such as your email folder or junk drawer
Focus on your aspirations
Make a new playlist
Stay in comfies all day
Shut out the world for a day. Don’t answer the phone/door or check social media
Deactivate social media
Go for a hike
Enjoy a dance party
Have a talk with a good friend
Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
Get yourself some flowers
Have a good cry
This list is just examples of stuff you can do to include into your routine and one thing probably won’t be the only thing that you do for your routine. I know that my routine can vary and can be short on certain days and much longer on other days. It just depends on how quick it takes my cup to get full. I did highlight the ones that I incorporate most often.
The important thing is that you have some kind of routine. You can take a look at my own current routine, here.
Let me know how you practice self-care. I always love hearing what people are doing!