Finding helpful Self-care tips is often difficult due to the fact that wellness and self-care looks different for everyone. What could be a great form of self-care for someone could be triggering for another.
For instance, visiting family might bring someone an immense amount of peace and happiness and might not be so magical for another.
The key is to find a balance within your life that works for you. It takes a lot of listening to your body, finding things that make you feel good, and understanding who you are to your core.
Tips for self-care:
- Value your time – You’re worth it and when you value your time, you make room for the things that are good for you and that make you happy.
- Create a schedule – Try creating a self-care schedule as a reminder to do things for yourself each day. I know that when I don’t remind myself, I tend to get a little burnt out. This one by awakenedsoulperspective.com is a great one to get you started.
- Don’t be a people pleaser – While it would be a lot cooler if everyone loved you by default, that just won’t happen. There is no use bending over backwards to please someone especially if they won’t do the same for you. Work hard, but don’t work to make other people accept you.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself – Some days will be crazier and more stressful than others. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you aren’t able to take a step back and practice self-care. A self-care journey is not linear so don’t be afraid to jump back on your schedule after a rough day and pick it up from there.
What to start practicing self-care more but not sure where to start? Take this quiz to find out what area of self-care to focus on next.