"Self-care means giving the world the best of you instead of what is left of you!"
I often think back to my childhood. After school, I would run into my room to find my favourite toys, which I would spend hours playing with. I frequently hear people say that they wish they were kids again, and how difficult it is to be an adult. I also find myself imagining how nice it would be to not have all the responsibilities in the world, and just go back to enjoying my time with my dolls.
In these times, our agendas are filled with important things, such as jobs, cooking, cleaning, paying bills, grocery shopping, etc. Sometimes, I feel like there are not enough hours in a day to finish everything that needs to be done. And then, I completely forget to take care of myself, which I am sure most of you can relate to. In our world, it is more important to finish work or home-related tasks, rather than spend an hour or two simply taking care of yourself.
Self-care is one of the important things that should always be included in your weekly schedule. Just like in your childhood, when you got to spend time playing with friends or toys after school, you have to find time to take care of your body and mind.
Let's be honest. If you completely forget about your own self-care, you will get burned out! Before doing a good job at work, or taking care of kids, or any other important activities, you have to be physically and emotionally ready to do them.
So, what can we do to promote self-care in our lives? A very easy and quick solution is taking a bath! Maybe even include some sea salt, or a bath bomb in it, which would make it even more relaxing! If you want to read about the benefits of taking baths, check out this article! :) Taking at least one bath at the end of a work week is a great way to take care of your body.
Another way to promote self-care is to take a walk. Bundle up if it is chilly outside! Forget about work, or any other responsibilities, and just enjoy the feeling of fresh air. This is exactly what Jude and I did a couple of weeks ago when it began snowing like crazy outside. It was a perfect way to escape any thoughts about work, school, etc.
There are so many activities of self-care practices! You just have to discover what works for you. This is an article that talks about 45 Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul, which I encourage you to take a look at. I hope you find an activity or two that will motivate you to spend more time taking care of your mind, body, and soul.
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