Committing to Self Care
Why do you choose to take such good care of everyone else, but forget that you are just as important? Do you realize that you have a limit to the amount of energy you can give on a regular basis? If you continue to empty your own energy reserves, you will not have enough energy to give to others. It is important that you are taking time for your own self-care.
SELF CARE IS NOT EASY
Practicing self-care is not easy. The majority of people today are living super busy lives with overwhelming expectations. Our days are filled with meetings, appointments, commitments, and errands. There is very little time left for you to take time for yourself. Many of us feel guilty for taking time for ourselves since there is so much to do on any given day. Does this sound familiar?
MAKE A COMMITMENT
It is important that you are committed to taking care of yourself. Partner with a friend or family member and make the commitment together. Assist each other in remembering the commitment that you have made to yourself. Create a plan that includes taking time each week for yourself.
SOME WAYS TO ACHIEVE SELF-CARE
There are many different ways to bring in self-care to your life. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Make sleep a priority
Getting a good night’s rest is so important. Sometimes, you may feel guilty for going to bed early or taking a nap. Treat yourself to more sleep.
- Make healthy food choices
You do not have to deprive yourself when making better food choices. Pay attention to how much better you feel when you listen to your body and eat healthier.
- Bring in movement to your life
It is important that you get moving. This can be a daily routine of walking around the block, parking further away, hiking in nature, going to the gym, taking an aerobatic class, etc. Find a friend, co-worker or neighbor to join you.
- Pamper yourself on a regular basis
Take the time to get pampered on a regular basis with massages, pedicures, facials, etc. When you are at the salon, remind yourself that you love your body, and this is for you!
- Take a trip or getaway
Plan a vacation, weekend getaway or trip that will allow you to rest and recharge. This should not be a family vacation with lots of expectations or a trip with a packed agenda. The idea is to have some time to recharge and rest.
- Say no to additional obligations
Allow yourself to say no to additional obligations. We all, occasionally, over-commit ourselves. If you are volunteering or giving your time, it should be for things that bring you lots of joy and not lots more work.
- Find a way to get out in nature
There is so much to gain from getting outside and in nature. Take time to hug a tree. Find a great book and sit under the tree for a bit as you read your book. Take a hike or walk along a beautiful creek. Garden. Get outside as often as you can.
- Allow your pet to love on you
These precious souls love you unconditionally. Make sure that you are spending special time with them. You will gain as much as they do from the time that you spend with them.
- Get organized
Life can get out of control so fast. Take time each day to get organized, plan the day, and set some expectations. You will always feel better once you have gotten organized and removed the clutter from your life.
- Schedule time with friends and family
I love scheduling playdates with friends and family. This allows me to spend special time with the people that I love. When was the last time that you scheduled special time with your friends and/or family? I have a special friend in my life, and we schedule monthly dinner dates. We both have very busy schedules, and this allows us to time together regularly.
- Read a book or take a class
Take time to get out from the computer and television. Read a book or take a class. Find something that you are passionate about and learn more about it.
Take the time to create a plan for self-care for yourself in 2020.
Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.
Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.
Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.
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