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7 Self-Care Practices for Everyday Life

Friday, April 24, 2020

Self-care is EVERYTHING these days. Life is crazy busy and overwhelming and if you aren’t caring for yourself you are doing yourself a great disservice. But too often we see self-care as an expensive spa day or a fancy new car to spoil ourselves, when in reality there are plenty of ways to practice self-care both large and small in your everyday life.

Get a Mani/Pedi

You don’t have to go to a nail salon. You can soak your feet in the bath yourself, paint your toenails, and add some polish on your finger nails. Or you can set money aside in your budget each month to get your nails done so you look good, feel good, and take an hour or two to just relax while someone else does the work and pampers you. Don’t neglect things that make you feel good like regular haircuts and other bodily maintenance.

Embrace Therapy

If you are seeing a therapist for ANY reason, congratulations because you’re committing a very important act of self-care and healing for yourself. That means you are prioritizing a need and actually doing something about it. Some people refuse therapy and never even admit they need help with things so if you are currently under the care of a good therapist, good job.

Eat

Yes, it’s as simple as that. You should never go an entire day and only eat 1 meal. It’s just not healthy. While it’s also important to eat whole and nutritious things, it’s okay if you can’t become the #1 meal prepper on your street right now. Just remember to take time for meals. If you plan to be running errands all day, bring a protein bar for lunch or looking for a healthy lunch spot to eat. When you neglect your basic human needs you’re not putting yourself first and practicing proper self-care.

Resting

This is another basic human need. Whether it’s a full 8 hours each night of sleep or an afternoon nap on the days you’re completely run down. Rest is vital for your health. It’s also important to take a day or two to do NOTHING when you feel rundown. Simply rest. Take a break. Let your body and brain recharge.

Moving

While rest is important, staying active when you’re able to is just as crucial. When you stop moving your body, it starts to break down. Take walk breaks during the work day, do basic exercises like jumping jacks at home, take a yoga class and learn to stretch, and get out and explore your town by walking, jogging, or biking.

Read a Book
Getting lost in someone else’s story line is a great way to pamper yourself. Or if you indulge in a self help book, it’s a great way to grow as a human. Books are free at the library, so remember you don’t have to always spend money to take care of yourself.

Play

As kids, we always played. Why should we stop now? Dance around to music while you cook dinner, make little crafts with whatever you have around your house, get an adult coloring book and color, and act goofy and laugh after a long stressful day.

Embrace your fun side and take time EVERYDAY for self-care!

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