6 Legit Steps to a Perfect Self-Care Routine
Include these 6 simple and legit self-care rituals in your daily routine to boost your productivity and get your life together.
WHAT IS SELF-CARE?
“Self-care is a broad term that encompasses just about anything you to do be good to yourself. In a nutshell, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away.”
~ The Law Of Attraction.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF?
Life can be so overwhelming at times, right? You’ll understand this better if you have kids, haha. Kids are so active all the time, they won’t let us take rest for a few minutes, and if by any chance, they do give us some time off, we are either busy with house chores or staring at the phone screen that we don’t even realize that we are neglecting ourselves.
You need to love and take care of yourself, every day, especially if you are a mom and take care of a kid or two, even if you are a student or a teacher or a person who works full or part-time. EVERYONE NEEDS LOVE, CARE AND ATTENTION and the person who needs it the most is yourself.
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”
You should reward and treat yourself every now and then & that is where self-care or self-love routines come in. I highly recommend having a self-care routine to follow every day or every other day because
a) It will make you feel really good.
b) You will develop a beautiful connection with yourself and will highly appreciate yourself.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
For practicing self-love and care you have to detox your life. Remove all the negativity and negative people from your life. You don’t need that. All you need and deserve is love, care, and positive vibes. They’ll keep you going and moving forward.
Do take some time off of your work and kids and dedicate that time to yourself, enjoy those moments. And do it daily.
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
Have a self-care routine, both physical (body, skin & hair) and internal (heart, mind & soul), write it down in your journal, diary or even in your Notes (app on your phone).
It will remind you to take care of yourself and not let life take over you. Have a routine and stick to it. It’ll help a lot.
WHY IS SELF-CARE SO IMPORTANT?
You go to work, you have a family to look after, and you have kids who are running around creating the mess all the time which you have to take care of, eventually and you have a ton of chores piling up at home. You get caught up in events, guests, social media, meetings and a lot of other things. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self-care is usually the first thing to go.
WHY do YOU need to TAKE CARE of YOURSELF?
1. You deserve it.
2. You’ll appreciate yourself a lot.
3. You’ll feel so much more productive afterward.
4. You’ll feel better and relaxed.
5. Enhanced self-esteem and improved self-knowledge.
6. Why not?
Who doesn’t like a chocolate and a long hot bath every once in a while? Self-care is all about treating yourself after all that you do. It’s a way of bringing the positivity back in your body, mind, and soul.
Make sure to treat and reward yourself every now and then. Eventually, it will make a huge difference in your entire routine. Trust me, loves!
“I have to believe that caring for me is not self-indulgent. Caring for me is an act of survival.”
Be your own best friend and show yourself a ton of love!
You are always focused on goals, meetings, deadlines and excessive expectations of people around you; that you rarely take care of yourself. It’s easy to neglect to take care of ourselves because when we’re busy and overwhelmed, even a small reprieve feels like a luxury. So actually taking time to eat lunch, exercise, and hang out with friends? That just feels like slacking.
Here I have a few ways of how you can take care of yourself even on the busiest days, with a very little time. These small steps will make a huge impact on your life and you’ll be more than happy that you did it.
So let’s begin.
First of all, did you drink enough water today? You should drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water every day. It will boost your metabolism. It’s going to make your skin better and will certainly make you feel fresh and active.
Take a sip; it’s going to benefit you more than you think. Get up in the morning and before doing anything, drink a tall glass of water, every day.
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If not water, try either green tea or lemon water.
Stay clean, stay fresh, and stay focused.
Take a shower, wear clean clothes, brush and floss two times a day, wash and scrub your face, wash your lady cave and your feet.
Wearing nice clothes, making a casual hairstyle, using body butter and a daily makeup routine makes my mood 80% better.
Feel light and comfortable!
Have you moved around today?
Get up! Do some exercise or stretches. Put on your favorite song and start dancing. You can do some yoga or Zumba if you prefer.
Head out and go for a run. This one can literally boost your mood. Have fun!
Reduce your stress!
Catch every sleep you possibly can. Take power naps, they will help you a lot.
Drink a cup of chamomile tea, turn on a few candles, do some bed-time yoga and get ready to sleep.
You’re going to feel better and do better.
Stay and feel fresh!
Recognize your hard work! Don’t save special items for ‘special occasions’. Make the occasion ‘special’.
Brighten up your mood!
A few ways you can reward yourself are
* having a few extra hours of sleep.
* Make yourself some brownies.
* Order a large pizza with extra cheese and olives.
* Have a large cup of coffee.
* Buy yourself that cute top you adore.
* Watch your favorite TV show and have a good laugh.
* Talk to a friend and have some fun chit-chat.
* Getting lost in a good book can also help release your stress.
* Adult coloring books can help with mental issues like depression or anxiety.
* Make one small change to your diet for the week.
* Drink an extra glass of water each day, or have an extra portion of veggies each meal.
* Have a Bucket List and try to achieve as much as you can!
Related article: Realistic Bucket List 2018
Meet some friends, have a drink, do some Netflix and chill, get a massage or go shopping or have a date night with your loved one (or yourself). Choose your way to refresh yourself.
Related article: Ultimate Guide to Fun & Affordable Date Night At Home
It’s okay to take a ‘me’ day, to be better ‘you’.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
~ Maya Angelou
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Recommended product: A little book of Self-Care
The conclusion is to take as much care of yourself as possible because it is crucial to keep you running and motivated.
I hope my tips on self-care helped you develop your own routine and style. It’s all up to you, how you treat and reward yourself, so do your best and enjoy! Make time for yourself, spend some time alone, have some relaxing time, pray more, worry less and take things lightly.
When you take good care of yourself, your body, mind, and soul tell you that you are doing something good. They feel better, and hence you feel better eventually. It’s important for you to stay on track and for that you need to track yourself.
Do you have a self-care routine? Do let me know what you do to make yourself feel better? Leave your comments, ideas, and suggestions. It’d mean so much to me. I absolutely love hearing from you guys. xoxo
What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in!
Loads of love to everyone, especially the moms who are working full time and still taking care of their home, family, kids, and their loved ones! You are all doing great and you deserve the best! xoxo
LET’S BE FRIENDS!