5 ways to start a self-care routine you’ll stick to. Most of us know that benefits of practicing self-care, but it can be a struggle trying to implement it into our daily lives.
When you juggle different things at once, it often leads to leaving your own needs at the bottom of the to-do list.
While your gym sessions and social outings may be considered self-care, at its core, it is about having regular activities that help you recharge and relax.
Becoming the best version of yourself means taking care of your body, mind and soul. When you look after yourself, you are giving yourself the fuel needed to be the best version of yourself every day.
Here are 5 tips to help you get started on your self-care journey.
Don’t Do Things You Hate
If you are only doing something that someone else is doing but secretly hate, chances are you won’t commit to it. The key to a successful self-care routine is to choose activities that you enjoy doing.
To create your own routine, experiment with different things that make you happy. This could be reading, yoga, listening to podcasts or doing a face mask.
Remember, your self-care routine should be tailored to you and you alone.
If we don’t make time to implement self-care, we won’t find the time to do it. When you plan and schedule self-care, it becomes easier to fit it into your day.
It can even be as simple as laying out your clothes, bag and lunch the night before to alleviate some stress in the morning.
Keep It Simple
A self-care routine doesn’t have to be costly, lengthy or complicated. Focus on how your routine makes you feel and let that dictate how you implement it into your daily life.
The whole point of a self-care routine is to help you recharge and relax, so keeping it simple will make it easier to stick with it.
While it’s important to follow your self-care routine, you also need to be flexible. There are some days that will be easier to practice self-care than others. Things get in the way and that’s a part of life.
Don’t be hard on yourself when you can’t follow your routine exactly. Remember that every day is a fresh start to get back into it.
5 Minutes A Day
Carve out 5 minutes a day that are just for you. You can journal. You can sit down with your cup of coffee in the morning. You can repeat a mantra. Or you can just sit there and close your eyes.
Having 5 minutes that are just yours to calm and soothe your mind will decrease stress levels. Make this time scared. Lock the door if you must. Just take 5 minutes to tune into yourself.
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5 ways to start a self-care routine you’ll stick to