Hi there loves,
I hope you are doing well during this difficult time. My wish for all of you are health, positivity and safety. Taking care of yourself has been key for ages but just now we realize how important it is to take care of ourselves. In my opinion, especially during these difficult times. I’m sure you have seen many, way too many content about self-care however, I wanted to share with you some of my self-care habits. I wanted to share them with you with the goal to at least help or inspire one of you. What self-care means to me doesn’t have to mean the same for you. We all take care of ourselves in different ways, so if these are not helpful to you maybe we have different views on self-care.
For me the meaning of self-care is taking care of you body and mind. Being able to give you body and/or mind the ability to relax and not stressing over things. Giving yourself the time to breath and processing your feelings in order to feel better.
I am a person like I have shared before, that has really bad anxiety and knowing what I can do to help me feel better allows me to feel a little bit more confident that I will feel better. Not only do I do self-care when I’m stressed or have anxiety but I also like to practice self-care when things are good. I like to have a balance. I don’t have a specific day or time-stamp when it comes to self-care, I practice it when I feel necessary and I try to incorporate it at least once a week.
The things I like to do for self-care are:
Like I mentioned in past blog-posts (Getting Back On Track // 2020 & Anxiety & Low Motivation) time is something we NEED to give ourselves. Time to process our feelings, time to wind down, time to learn, time to sleep and time to take care of ourselves. Time has been something we don’t have anymore because it goes on by flying. But I think if we start with small steps by giving ourselves time, we will eventually be able to create time. For me self-care is important that is why I try and give it time.
- Taking a long shower
Here I take a shower, wash my hair, scrub my body and hydrate me body. I do this in order to clear my mind. I also to this to feel fresh and accomplished afterwards. Additionally, this help you calm down, your nervous system will calm down as well.
- Drink a calming tea
For me drinking a calming tea helps me a lot. The warmth combined with breathers helps me calm down, relax and ready to continue. My favorite tea is by the clipper: the mint, green tea and turmeric combination, black tea with milk or chamomile tea. These are the ones I drink when I want to calm down and trying to feel better. Taking care of my body and the nervous system. If tea isn’t your favorite type of drink you can try drinking something you love. Remember self-care is all about you. This is even better after a shower or combined with a good book.
- Reading a book
Talking about books, I’m a total nerd when it comes to books. I just love ready, whether this is a self-help book or a fiction, I am all about reading. This helps me personally to shut to outside world and get lost in the books. Sometimes we overthink and don’t know what to do. Distracting your mind from thinking about problems or anything else can help you obtain another view afterwards. For me personally after I have read a book, I’m more calm and a look at things sometimes even with new eyes. If books are not your thing try watching a movie, the point here is to distract your mind.
- Learn something new
I know, you may think learning something new? How can this help me? Well I mean learn something you are curious about. For example, you are always curious about the moon (this is something I’m super curios about), go online of search in books about the moon. This will help you gain knowledge, distract you and it’s something you are curious about. If you want to make it full on cozy you can light up a candle and grab your laptop, PC or book and start searching and reading away. Here you are helping your mind. Next time someone asks you about it you can tell them all about it.
Sometimes we are so into our jobs that we forget to sleep. We have had that important project, that important meeting, everything important that we sacrifice our sleep. For self-care I simply go to bed if I need that I need that sleep. Working with a tired mind and body won’t help as much. Remember to make yourself priority. Sometimes it’s difficult to fall asleep because our mind is still reminding us that we have so much to do. In this case I write everything I need to do down on a do-to list, I try going to bed and prioritizing this list when I’m back up. You won’t fear that you will forget something and you will be well rested.
Other things that also helps with self-care
- Paint our nails
- Put on a mask
- Prioritize skin-care
- Listen to your favorite songs
- Re-unite with people you miss
What do you do for self-care?
I hope you liked today’s post and could have learned something from it. I wish you all the best. And a big thank you for reading.
Have a great, blessed and positive day everyone!
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