Self Care- necessary not a choice
Finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re exhausted and operating in a mental fog where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone.
Implementing tiny self-care habits every day regularly into your life will bring a little bit of love and attention for your own body, mind, and spirit. Allowing yourself to be at your optimal health physically and mentally for your self and your loved ones. With a little bit of attention to your own self-care, the fog will lift. You’ll feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. Remember and keep in mind, self-care isn't selfish or shallow; it's a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle and your mental state. It pushes you to be the best version of yourself for your loved ones. Below contains a list of self care exercises to choose to build up your physical, mental, and spiritual bodies! Choose one each day to begin. And keep the lists so you can come back and switch up your choice each day! Start creating your personal self care practice and lay the blocks for your foundation within. Allowing you to build and flourish upwards with form roots planted in a solid foundation. Self care is just a small piece of brining balance into your life. If your looking for additional support in finding balance within your life please reach out and connect with me. My name is Danielle Thompson; I am a wife and mother of two. Our journey has lead me to see how impactful and important and necessary self care is. The power to be the strongest parent and individual person is to be strong within body, mind, and soul. This is done with a solid self care foundation through building a custom created practice; one suited uniquely to you! I am here to guide you and support you along the way. For the next 21 days you will add a new exercise covering different areas and continue to do one from each area each day! End goal is to have one a day from the different areas to allow yourself total self care! Body care •Give yourself some mindful attention- do a body scan! the aim is to be aware of the different regions of your body, and allow yourself to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. •Take three deep breathes- go deep into your abdomen! •Do mirror work- get naked and look at yourself and find one area you love in that moment! •Make one small change with your diet- drink more water, add more veggies or fruit, or eliminate something from your diet that has no benefits to you! •Stop! Be still with yourself- find a quite place and sit for a few minutes and just be in the moment. •take a nap Mind care •start a compliment journal- every time someone compliments you write it down so you can go back daily and see the positives people see in you! •switch the way you make decisions- use your heart and not your mind! •play- take 5 minutes to just let go and goof around and play. •do a mini meditation- one minute of awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions- if needed journal it down! •declutter- let go of things physically that aren’t benefiting you anymore Spirit care •check in with your emotions- be judgement free •wrote out your thoughts- take 10-15 minutes write out everything on your mind bothering you and than burn it away let it go! •choose who you spend your time with! •get positive feedback- ask three friends what they love about you? •have a self date- take an 30-60 minutes by yourself and do something you enjoy.
Article by Danielle Thompson