It’s such a cliche thing to say but it’s really true that you can only take care of others if you take care of yourself. Try not to look at it as being selfish but instead look at it as making an investment in yourself.
Self-care is important for your overall health. Mental and physical. There’s also no wrong way with doing self-care you should do it the way you feel it will benefit you the best way. For me taking a long hot shower and doing a skin care routine makes me feel a million times better. I feel refreshed and renewed.
A big mug of hot tea also helps me feel more relaxed and a comfy sweater and good book even makes the mood better. You definitely don’t need an extravagant routine it can be as simple as taking a walk or painting your nails.
For a long time, I always felt like self-care was a selfish act but it’s actually the complete opposite. It’s okay for me to better myself and take care of my own needs. I can give to others and still give to myself.
Below I have a list of things you can do to practice self care:
- Take a shower/bubble bath
- Make your favorite recipe
- Give yourself a manicure
- Do a face mask
- Take a nap
- Look at the moon or stars or clouds
- Take a walk
- Have a cup of tea
- Light incense or candles
- Read a book
- Keep a journal