Hello! Today I want to talk about self care. We know it’s important but why and what do you do for self care?
Let me clarify that self care and taking care of yourself are two different things. Taking care of yourself generally means eating, hygiene, and safety. Self care is about your wellbeing past the physical. We’re talking about mental and spiritual wellbeing.
When life gets heavy what do you do to disconnect and decompress? Life comes at us hard everyday and you really can only take so much before it starts to effect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’re not your best when you are run down in anyway but a lot of us don’t take time for self care.
I don’t know if people don’t see the importance or don’t count it as one of those things that you need to do to be healthy but it’s important. Just like eating healthy, being active, taking vitamins are all things that are meant to keep you feeling good and working properly so is self care.
Things I do for self care:
Read- sometimes I need a break from constant media stimulation
Listen to music and sing along or have a dance party
Go outside for a walk especially when the weather is cool!
Eat junk food and I don’t feel bad about it or beat myself up.
Pamper myself, whether it’s getting my nails done or soaking in the bathtub.
There are plenty more things I do for self care and honestly I try to do them as much as possible! Why? Because I love myself and I want to enjoy my time to the fullest. Life can be mean and hard on its own so I’m not going to deprive myself or be mean to myself. I’m going to get mine where ever I can! That’s not being selfish that’s taking control and living your best life! Who doesn’t want that?
What do you do for self care?
Live it. Love it. Style it.