I believe there is a big misconception around self-care.
People overthink self-care.
“I need to wait until the weekend.”
“I don’t have any money.”
From the very beginning, I’ve stressed that you define what self-care is to you and how you will practice it. There is no right or wrong way to practice self-care. The idea is to consistently take care of yourself, both physically and mentally.
From what I’ve seen, people don’t look at self-care as a necessity. It’s just merely something to do after they’re completely gassed out. The idea is to take care of yourself every single day, not just on the weekend so that you never get to the point of complete exhaustion.
Throughout my self-care journey, I’ve learned a couple of things that I want to share.
Self-care doesn't have to be a hassle.
Define what self-care means to you.
There is no set way to practice self-care. Self-care is what you make it. The goal is to take care of you.
To start my self-care journey, I created a self-care plan. A self-care plan is an individual's detailed approach to executing self-care efficiently in their life. In simple words, a self-care plan is your guide to practicing self-care efficiently.
Creating a self-care plan will help you target your needs to fit your comfortability and lifestyle. I created my self-care plan specifically for my needs, stressors, habits, and coping mechanisms. I practice self-care daily with simple tasks.
My self-care journey has been fun and not a hassle. I’ve learned the importance of taking care of myself more than ever in the last year. Practicing self-care is a necessity for me.
Do not overwork yourself.
Take time to relax and regroup.
I think we can all admit to sometimes until complete exhaustion to regroup, relax and decompress. Bad idea. Nothing good happens when you put yourself under extreme pressure.
Every single day you should do at least one activity that focuses on taking care of yourself. You decide what that is based on your needs, stressors, lifestyle, and coping mechanisms.
Self-care is taking care of yourself EVERY single day. Don’t wait until the weekend to prioritize self-care. Dedicate time to relax and regroup in between your daily tasks.
Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed.
Self-care is showing yourself some appreciation.
Be your own biggest fan.
Self-care is all about focusing on you. You matter. You are important.
Do things that make you feel im