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Welcome to Day 27! This challenge is almost over! Can you believe it? January is almost over! What was the biggest challenge for you? What was the biggest lesson you learned?
To continue with this week’s theme of self-care we are going to talk about even more ways to take care of you.
What is Self care
Maybe you’ve heard of self care but you aren’t really sure what it is and why you need it in your life.
We often feel that the more that we do the more that we will achieve and the better life will be. The problem is that we often neglect ourselves and focus on what we think needs to be done. We don’t pay attention to what we need.
We think that making time for ourselves and taking time to care for ourselves feels like slacking off and a luxury we can’t afford. That mindset is false though.
By not taking care of yourself you are setting yourself up for burnout and feelings of overwhelm. You don’t want to wait to take care of yourself when you have the time but find ways to make it automatic.
You don’t want to wait too long to take care of yourself because it may have already had negative effects on your health and well being.
Self care can be doing something relaxing, something creative, something to pamper your body or improve your mind.
To be honest, it really boils down to doing something that makes you happy. I hope these self-care tips helped you. If you want to take a look at all things self-care, check out the list of self care activities below. I also have a checklist for you!
What are examples of Self Care
The best way to make sure you indulge in self-care is to make time for it. Here are some ways to work in some time for self-care activities each day.
Make sure you add self care to your daily routine and add it to your calendar if you need to. I make the time to read every night before bed because reading is one of my preferred self care activities
Making the time to do that daily helps improve my mood and ease my stress levels. For you maybe a bath every night or yoga in the morning would be a better fit.
There are so many ideas of things you can do for self care. Here are just twenty self care ideas you can give a try.
- Taking a long bath
2. reading a good book
3. Going for a walk
4. Writing in a journal
5. Go out for coffee or brunch with a friend
6. watch a comedy (Check out these ones here)
7. paint your nails
8. make a cup of coffee or tea and drink slowly
9. Cook your favorite meal
10. Dance to our favorite music
11. Listen to a podcast (One of my favorite podcasts)
12. Buy some flowers or a new plant
13. Do some yoga
14. Call someone you care about for a chat
15. spend some time doing meditation
16. Do a Workout
17. color in an adult coloring book
18. Get a Massage
19. Do a Face Mask
20.Practice a new hobby
Here is a checklist of self-care ideas that you can download here.
So starting making the time to take care of you and that will help you to be the best you you can be. I’d love for you to leave a comment with any of your favorite self-care ideas that you love. That way we can all learn as many ways to take care of ourselves as possible.
Throughout this challenge, there will be many different worksheets and printables for you to use. I suggest you print them out and organize them together in a binder or folder so you can journal as you go You can find and follow me on Instagram where I will be sharing my journey for the challenge. Follow me there at @afreshstartonabudget. Tag me in any posts you make that goes along with this month of challenge posts.
Make Sure You check out tomorrow’s post. It will be about how to start practicing gratitude.
Here is my schedule for what we will be working on in January.