Why Your Routine Deserves Self Care
It’s easy to get lost in a hectic day and not have time to carve out for yourself. But soon, that day becomes a week, a month, then a year, and you’re left wondering the last time you had a moment to yourself.
Incorporating self-care into your routine is an easy way to ensure you take care of yourself alongside your other responsibilities—and you’ll live a healthier and happier life because of it! Weaving moments of relaxation and care into your day can begin with more minor actions and eventually become the norm.
Learn why your routine deserves self-care and how to add it into an already bursting schedule.
Responsible for reducing anxiety and depression, self-care is anything that makes you feel good—a bath, a workout, or even small beauty rituals at bedtime. When we focus on ourselves, we can give more of ourselves to others when they need us.
Wrapping your hair at bedtime to protect your natural hair is a form of self-care. Journaling every morning and using personal days at work is self-care. Anything that helps you feel cared for emotionally, physically, or spiritually counts and will positively affect your life.
Integrating self-care into your daily life is easier than it might seem; if you begin small, you can gradually increase the moments in your life that you can focus solely on yourself. Here are some small ways to get started:
- Eat Well: Add foods into your diet that will reduce inflammation and prevent chronic disease.
- Sleep: Forget the “grind” and get a solid seven to eight hours of sleep every night.
- Say No: Don’t overextend yourself! It’s okay to say no to tasks or activities that you might not have the energy for—or don’t want to do.
- Take a Trip: Give yourself a weekend or longer to get away and relax.
Paying attention to your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs will help you and the people around you. We shouldn’t ask why your routine needs self-care, but rather why aren’t you doing it already?
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