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We’re moms. We’re wives and girlfriends. We’re sisters, friends, daughters…the list goes on and on. In our busy schedules, it’s pretty difficult to make time for self-care. We bounce from one commitment to another, every minute of our life filled with something we just have to do – keep our man satisfied, keep the kids alive, keep our friends happy and sane, work, study, family, social events…ugh. The chaos of everyday life makes it even more important that we take the time to care for our individual wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Having trouble incorporating self-care into your busy world? Consider these five tips to improve your self-care success.
When planning your schedule for the week, make sure to include time for self- care. Scheduling time for self-care ensures you are reserving a few minutes just for you, making you more likely to commit to this time. Just like work and the kids’ activities are set up beforehand, scheduling self-care can prevent you from overbooking and overlooking yourself. You won’t be able to use the excuse ‘I don’t have time’ since you’ve allocated this time specifically for your self-care. The more often you practice self-care, the more it will become a habit and part of your regular routine.
Self-care looks for different for everyone. Some people enjoy a good book with a glass of wine, others love hooking up with friends for drinks or a spa day, and some prefer a nice long, quiet walk. Figure out what makes you feel good and commit to that. Don’t feel obligated by other peoples’ definition of self-care to do what doesn’t resonate with you. If you just want to sit in a quiet room and enjoy the nothingness of it all, do it. Self-care is all about making you feel good, complete, and fulfilled.
Practicing gratitude on a regular, consistent basis is an invaluable habit and a phenomenal way to spend the time you allocated to self-care. Take some time each day to write down three things that you are grateful for. Do this in the morning and try to write something different daily. Think of unique things that happened the day before. You genuinely have hundreds of things to be thankful for, but if you get stumped, be thankful for the basics - good health, shelter, food stability, a job/business/career, the ability to walk/talk/see/smell…the list is infinite! It may be difficult at first, but the more you practice gratitude the easier it becomes. Consistently practicing gratitude trains your brain to be more positive and thankful about the things you have in your life, instead of focusing on the things you don’t have or things that aren’t going well.
You only live once, and trying something new is a great way to break the monotony of everyday life. Your mental health will benefit, you will learn new skills, take part in new adventures, and open yourself up to new opportunities. It’s a great way to take care of your mental and physical health.
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it can lead to decreased self-esteem, depression, envy, and resentment by comparing your life to some of the fantasies you see on your timeline. Not to mention all the negative news stories and difference of opinions that turn into an online battle between strangers. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a break from social media so you can become more intentional and present in the real world.
Follow these five tips to help you incorporate self-care into your routine.