Hey! Welcome to this mini blog post series all about self-care, why it matters and how to implement it into your daily life!
There are 7 blog posts in total which will be linked to throughout the series. Make sure to share these posts which all your friends and family. Let’s make our self-care a priority!
We have all had a crazy time of things lately, it has been a tough year for all of us. Let’s make some positive changes to our daily lives.
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Why does self-care matter anyway?
You’ve probably heard the term “self-care” used a lot lately. It’s become a popular buzzword in the media and in personal development circles.
However, you still may be unclear on what it means. While the concept does involve taking care of yourself, it goes much deeper.
Read on to learn why self-care matters so much and how to get started doing it.
Self-care matters for so many reasons. It helps to ensure that you are living in harmony and balance as much as possible. Living a life that is true to your happinesss.
It focuses on building yourself up so that your internal resources don’t become depleted. Essentially, self-care is being as good to yourself as you would be to someone you care about.
It requires you to show yourself some compassion and encourages you to be a little more open with others, asking for help you when you need it.
We can all be guarded at times, and that’s ok as long as you let other people that you trust into your self-help circle when you need them.
Don’t struggle alone.
The Benefits of Self-Care
There are lots of benefits to practicing self-care.
Embracing this concept can be difficult for those who’ve always placed emphasis on the welfare of others.
However, giving all your energy to those around you without filling your own back up leaves you depleted and empty. That my friends is not the way to practice self-care.
Instead, spending time and effort on yourself rejuvenates and energizes you. Taking time to indulge in your own interests demonstrates your worth, leading to improved self-esteem and a more positive outlook on the world.
It teaches you a lot about yourself and provides you with insight into what you need to be the best version of yourself.
Self-care helps you better cope with stress and to prioritize what’s important to you. You’ll be better able to take care of others when you also take time to meet your own needs.
Examples of Self-Care
There are countless ways to add self-care into your routine. The key is to choose activities that are most enjoyable to you and provide you with the most benefits.
Here are a few ideas for you to try
- Going for a walk in nature
- Outdoor pursuits
- Trying a new exercise such as yoga, running, walking etc
- Hit the gym
- Socialising with friends
- Pamper nights
- Curling up with a good book
- Lighting candles
- Trying a new recipe
- Practicing mindfulness
There are hundreds of more ideas and you can probably think of tons yourself.
Learning to say NO!
I think this is a big one! How many times have you accepted an invitation or gone along with someone else’s plan to people please?
We have all done it, when really it wasnt the best choice for us at the time and we didn’t put our own needs and desires first.
Allowing yourself to decline invitations or favors when you’re feeling run-down is a big part of caring for yourself.
Treating yourself to a favorite, affordable indulgence like a movie, manicure or ice cream cone are all good examples. As is taking a bath or meditating. These are just a few of the ways you can easily incorporate self-care into your life.
Now you know why self-care matters so much. You’ve also got some ideas of how to get started, so you’re well on your way to adding this useful practice to your life.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on self-care. What is self-care for you? Share your thoughts below…
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