When is the last time you took the time and energy to do something for only yourself? The term “self-care” may be trending these past few years, but taking care of yourself truly should be a priority in your life. If you are looking to start a self-care routine or looking for a few more regular practices to keep you feeling your best, here is some inspiration for your self-care routine.
Why Is Self-Care Important?
Self-care is crucial to your overall wellness plan. You can decrease stress and prioritize your mental health by choosing to engage in regular self-care practices. Can making time for self-care be difficult? Certainly! It takes practice to make yourself a priority, especially if you are a caregiver for others. However, you will feel the benefits of even the smallest step toward positive self-care.
What Are Examples of Self-Care Practices?
Everyone is different, and so self-care looks different from person to person. What works for your best friend may be unrealistic for you. Try to start small, by carving out 20 minutes each week to dedicate to an activity that makes you feel relaxed or energized. For example, try a walk around the neighborhood alone, a yoga class, drawing in a sketchbook, sitting outside, reading a book, or writing in your journal. You can also find self-care by taking a long bubble bath, going to your therapist regularly, enjoying a cup of coffee alone early in the morning, or trying meditation.
Your self-care doesn’t always have to be a specific activity. You can also practice caring for yourself by saying no to things that don’t serve you, allowing yourself to feel sad, or going to bed early. Most importantly, your self-care should be based on putting yourself, and your mental, physical, and spiritual health first.
How Can Intuitive Planning Be Self-Care?
Mel Doerr is an experienced Intuitive that empowers clients to use their own intuition to guide them through life. Choosing to follow your path, based on your intuition and guidance from Mel, can be true self-care that lasts for years.
You’ll love spending time with Mel during your sessions. He is equal parts friend, guide, and advocate for your best interests. Give our office a call to set up your appointment.