Self-care is about taking time to focus on your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It's not just about bubble baths and candles! Here are some questions to help you figure out what self-care activities work best for you:
- What's something you used to love doing, but stopped because of life responsibilities, changes in circumstances, or a false belief that you're too old or out of shape?
- What's something you don't do often (or at all), but when you've done it before, it made you feel excited, energized, and able to handle challenges?
Answering these questions can help you discover what self-care activities work best for you. Maybe it's playing a sport, dancing, hiking, painting, or writing. Whatever it is, make sure it brings you joy and a sense of fulfillment.
Self-care activities may seem small, but they're important for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Here are some key takeaways:
- Prioritise self-care as part of your routine, just like you would with work or other responsibilities.
- Schedule it in - add self care to your calendar like a daily gratitude alarm every morning/evening
- Identify two or three self-care activities that work best for you and make them a regular part of your routine.
- Make a plan to share a walk, coffee, facetime with a friend once a month
- Taking care of yourself is not selfish – it's necessary for your overall well-being and productivity.
- organise yourself to stretch for 10 mins with a free youtube coach
- By taking care of yourself, you become better equipped to handle the challenges life throws your way.
- Journaling/talking honestly regularly about life helps build your resilience.
Remember, self-care is all about finding what works best for you and making it a priority in your life.
Every Loving Loudly box is sent with a Loving Loudly Self Care menu, so that you have a visual reminder to add to your routine at home. You can check out the range here: https://www.lovingloudly.com.au/collections/gift-boxes-supporting-mental-wellness