Self-care is all about creating an awareness about ourselves in a mental, physical and spiritual way and forming habits that help us live to our full potential. It’s not selfish to prioritise self-care, because we can’t be a fully productive member of society and our communities if we don’t take care of ourselves first. After all, we have to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others …
(a version of this post first appeared in 2016, it’s since been updated in 2019)
I think all of us could do with taking better care of ourselves. Too often we get caught up in ‘being busy’ as we are metaphorically hung, drawn, and quartered by society’s pressures and ideals.
The world is a hectic place to be in, and the best way to cope is to have self-care strategies in place so that when we need to, we can withdraw, switch off, or just change gears a little.
It’s not only the kindest thing we can do for ourselves, but it’s also VITAL for our all-round health.
Being kind to yourself = better health and wellbeing.
Your health and wellbeing is not just about physicality. It’s about mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The stronger we are in ALL of those areas, the healthier and more joyful a life we can lead.
Join me over the next few months/years as I embark on a journey of discovering how best to take care of myself so that I can live the most positive, joyful and effective life possible.
Here are a ‘few’ ideas and inspiration to help us get started on improving our self-care routine. There’s a FREE printable at the end for you to download and keep.
Refer to this self-care list when you feel in a rut, in need of recuperating, or just a bit more juju in your life.
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100 Ways To Practice Self-Care For Improved Wellbeing