We’re all caught up in a super busy week, every week. With our schedules full and our expectations high, we get swamped with tasks and to dos every monday. Constant stress hurts our immune system and can lead to a mental health problems, if we don’t take better care of us. If you feel unbalanced and stressed out, it is time to take better care of yourself, even though you are busy.
Because I used to be this overwhelmed and stressed out mess, I started to set clear boundaries and implemented self care ground rules. To help you guys, I wrote self care guide to get started on your self care.
What is self care and how does it benefit you?
Self-care lies in the simple question what you need this week in order to feel happy. It’s a choice to engage in activities that help you gain an optimal level of health and happiness.
But in contrast to popular belief, self care is not only bubble bath and getting your nails done. It also includes the psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual components of your well-being.
Self care is the time of the week you take off to tend to your dreams and needs. Recharging in a way you need to, with your friends or getting some alone time. It means incorporating workouts of any form into your week, so you feel confident about your body and proud of your discipline. It means taking time off to tend your hobbies and nurturing your dream. Self care means taking the time to do the activities that fulfill your current needs.
6 Examples How To Practice Self Care
To show you what I mean by practicing self care, I wrote down the mist important pillars of self care. These are easy to weave into your life, when you are just starting out to create a self care routine.
Schedule time to recharge:
✓ allow yourself alone time with no impulses, just you.
✓ tend to your hobbies that make you happy and get you into “flow”-mode
✓ or recharge with your friends and nurture your relationships
Get rid of toxic people:
✓ allow yourself to end friendships that stress or hurt you.
✓ it’s okay to not answer your ex’s texts or to keep away from people that make you feel bad about yourself. If it doesn’t make you happy, it doesn’t serve you.
Learn to say no:
✓ if you’re given a task, and you already know it’s too much to handle, it’s self care to say no.
✓ if a friend wants to see you, but you had a really bad day, it’s self care to say no and take time for yourself instead.
Make time to exercise:
✓ any form of movement that gets you sweaty and your heart rate up will release endorphins in your brain and make you more content
✓ working out will make you feel more confident in your body
Learn something new:
✓ broaden your skills attending a language school, cooking or a painting or drumming course.
✓ change your habits up to ensure your personal growth.
Clean up your flat:
✓ yes, cleaning your life and workspace is self care! Imagine how much better you feel, spending your sunday at home, in your tidy flat!
✓ decluttering your space truly declutters your mind
I have made self care the most important part of planning my week. Next to meeting all the requirements at work and keeping up with your social life, taking time to do what makes you happy and balanced is vital and will lead to a happier version of you.
I wish you a beautiful week ahead, with loads of self care time scheduled!!