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Welcome to a dedicated week of self-care! Are you excited to spend 7 days taking a little time to focus on yourself? How often do you actually think about your self-care, and no….when you are sick, or injured doesn’t count. Right. If you are like me there are many things in your day that you put first. This week we are going to focus on building habits into your day so that you have a self care routine you can do everyday and then add too when you have the time or when you need to.

So what is Self-Care? It is any activity that you do voluntarily which helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health. It can help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on your work and responsibilities. A regular self-care routine helps make you more resilient, this allows you to better handle stress, adversity and the unexpected. So lets Dive in.

Day 1 Figure out what type of Self-Care suits you.

Ask yourself  ‘What do I need to feel relaxed? What do I look forward too that I don’t make time for, what’s that one habit you have been wanting to try but haven’t. This doesn’t have to be extravagant. It could be as simple as making time every night for tea and journaling before bed. Or reading for 20 minutes during your day, Taking lunch outside or away from your desk so you feel like you get a break.  Pick one thing you can change that will allow you to take better care of yourself each day.

Tips for simple daily self-care

  1. Unplug for an hour in the evening and use that time to enjoy something you are missing doing. That may be reading, coloring, organizing. It’s making time without distraction to focus on something you want to do.
  2. Stop ‘saving things’ – Do you have a special candle you are waiting to burn for a special occasion, or do you have a face mask you are waiting for the right time to use? (if you don’t have a facemark you love contact me and I can hook you up.) Stop saving those things for a special occasion, taking care of yourself is a special occasion. So put on that mask, light that candle and enjoy some down time.
  3. Get it off your Mind – one of the things that weighs us down the most is that nagging to-do list rambling around in our brain. Set aside some time to sit down, for at least 15 minutes uninterrupted and write down everything on your to-do list. Returns to be made, things to be done around the house, unfinished projects etc.

What is the one thing you are going to add into  your routine everyday this week? Leave it in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook or Instagram.

See you tomorrow!