Self-care doesn’t have to cost money, be glamorous or worth over-sharing with the world. It’s about learning what makes you happy and appreciative of the life you’ve been dealt. Most importantly, self-care is when you enable yourself to be the person you’ve always wanted and are, therefore, meant to be.
Embrace your problems:
When you focus on encouraging more self-care, or self-love, into your life, you’re simply taking control over your choices and how to spend your time. It is not about running away from your problems but embracing them.
Self-care routines do not need to be complicated nor expensive!
A self-care routine needn’t be complex; it can be exactly what you want it to be. If self-care means to you running a bath complete with candles and a bath bomb, then do it; or if it means ordering a pizza and wearing your pyjamas, then do it; or if just means taking two minutes out of your day to relax, take deep breaths and shut off from the world for just a moment, then do it. Whatever it is, it’s okay but it’s important that you make that time to rebuild yourself.
Then again, I am not saying that a chunky slice of confetti cake and a large prosecco should be your immediate go to. These are temporary fixes to the problems that caused you to resort to that in the first place.
It is more about creating a life that you love, enjoy and are able to cope with, without escaping to scoff your face whilst hiding in the cupboard; I’m guilty of that one too.
For example, starting your day off with a few morning yoga poses is one of the best workouts for your brain and your mind. It’s a calming and relaxing way to ensure your day heads in the right direction, whilst attending to your self-care needs at the same time!
It’s about being you and loving you…
Self-care should be about just being yourself, taking care of yourself and life you want to live. Long-term wellbeing is key here; yes, the treat-yourself consumer culture that we live in is great in the short-term. However, self-care is more about setting up habits within your life that make these ‘treats’ integrated and not something you need to feel guilty about.
Who cares what others think? If it makes you happy, then go for it. You need to meet your own needs before you able to help others seek theirs. Write your life the way you want it to read in years to come, and in a way that you would be embarrassed to share with your grandchildren.
I’ve put together a list of 30 self-care ideas for 30 days; this is a place to start, not a place to end. I have laid out these ideas in my bullet journal – for more information on that, please click here.
Don’t forget to pin this for future use in your bullet journal.
As I’ve discussed above, self-care needn’t be expensive nor elaborate. Creating a gratitude-based bullet journal could be a great way of combining self-care with creative flair.
Thank you for stopping by, please let me know how you maintain a self-care routine or address it your everyday life in the comments below.
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