Self care sounds somewhat self explanatory, and to an extent it is.
Self care is anything that you can do to make yourself feel cared for so you can show up as your best self every day. It doesn’t mean you have to be full of energy and bounding around the room being sociable, it means honouring how you are feeling that day, and listening to what your body wants.
Whether that’s a 5am start to sweat it out at a spin class or whether that is acknowledging that you are low energy that day and just drinking tea, watching a film and not getting out of your pyjamas all day.
It’s about tuning in and listening to you, what you need. Ultimately, if you feel filled up, you can serve your clients, family and friends needs, better without compromising your own energy and facing burn out.
So, whoever you are as an individual, whatever your interests are as a human being, not as a mum or a dad or a teacher or a friend or a child, indulge them. I’ll give you a list of examples of self care, but if your jam isn’t yoga, try heading to the gym, focusing on being super present.
Self care isn’t just about your physical body though, it is about your mind, body and spirit. Sometimes it’s about facing your own inner demons, digging deep to understand why you have reacted to something with anger or frustration. It’s about looking at core wounding and healing the hard stuff. Sometimes this comes through journaling, or through deep conversations with a friend where you feel safe to be vulnerable.
Clear mind. Healthy body. Joyful spirit.
Suggestions for your next self care day;
- Listen to an inspirational podcast
- Watch a documentary with a subject that interests you
- Cook a healthy meal
- Try being vegan/vegetarian for a day
- Go for a walk
- Try something new
- Have a day off social media
- Clear out your emails
- Get your hair cut
- Treat yourself to a spa day
- Make a list of people you need to forgive
- Yoga/work out class
- Do something creative; Journal/paint/write/cook/dance/sing/play music
- Get into nature
- Write yourself a love letter
- List 5 things you are grateful for
- Try something new that scares you a little
- Create a morning routine
If I hope you found this useful! If you have any other suggestions we’d love to hear them!
Until next time!