Nov 17th, 2018
Author: Cocoon Web Design
Self-care, you’ve been hearing it a lot lately. Take care of yourself, have you done anything for yourself lately? Self-care comes in many forms and it is different with each human. Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a human. So, why is it so important? There are so many factors in this world that drain your energy and your shine. Self-care is a broad term that encompasses just about anything you to do be good to yourself. In a nutshell, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away.
As it turns out, there are many different self-care practices, and not all of them suit everyone. This guide will take you through the reasons why you need at least some sort of self-care in your routine, and will help you understand the specific changes you need to make.
Sunday: Make Room For The Week Ahead
Ask yourself if you can let go of leftover anger for today and choose to feel peace instead. Throw out or delete something you don’t need. Declutter one spot of your home. Take a long relaxing bath/shower or meditate before bed.
Ask yourself, does my life reflect what my heart desires? Listen to atmosphere music, like the rain or the waves of the ocean crashed against the earth. Do what you need to do and nothing else. Just do nothing.
Tuesday: Nourishing Your Needs
Ask yourself, could I use more self-esteem, pleasure, trust, compassion, boldness, love? What would that look like in your life? List what you love about today and yourself. Make a meal with healthy ingredients.
Wednesday: Embracing Hump Day And Confidence
Ask yourself, can I allow myself to enjoy my sensual side and fantasies? Look at your body in the mirror and notice how beautiful/sexy you are! Massage your body with lotion and oils, nourishing all surfaces.
Thursday: Getting Honest With Yourself
Ask yourself, do I treat myself and others kindly? If you’ve had arguments, put yourself in their shoes today. Sit quietly for three minutes, repeat the word clarity, and after give yourself a long hug.
Ask yourself, what really matters and what doesn’t? Release pent-up frustration, scream when you are alone. Yell into a pillow or beat one up until the anger fades. Or have a good cry! Dance and sing even if you’re by yourself!
Saturday: Deserving Fun
Ask yourself, what good do you deserve? Give yourself something you’ve denied like time to sleep, an adventure, a facial, a new outfit, sweet thoughts about yourself. Remember to approve of yourself with a hug. Do something you enjoy today!
These tasks may feel like chores, but these to-do’s can motivate you and instil a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. You may choose to de-clutter your home, create a calming space for yourself, or set up a routine to pay your bills on auto-pay. Sometimes things like financial matters can feel like a burden, especially if you’ve been dealing with emotional issues and negative self-talk, but having control over practical areas of your life can be incredibly empowering and rewarding.
Practicing self-care in all aspects of your life can help nurture you as a whole being and leave no area of your life unattended. When you feel as though you’re being cared and loved for, you can give more to others—and this positive energy comes back to you tenfold.
Just be Morefit.