Fitting Self Care Into Your Day
Adding a self-care habit into your already busy can might feel impossible, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You might even be feel like you can’t find extra time to do anything for yourself. A great way to get started is to plan it in during times of your day where you already have a routine built. Stay with me, I’ll give you tips and tricks how to get your much needed self care into your day so it’s not overwhelming.
Make It Your Own
The best thing you can do, make it your own. Choose activities that are meaningful to you and that you enjoy. After all, this is FOR you. Let’s make sure it’s set up so you can get the most out of it. You can start by making a list of things that help you to feel relaxed, calm, happy and even excited.
When you’re picking activities, think of things that you can do in a short amount of time and easily fit into your life without a ton of set up and lots of supplies. Right now let’s start with some things that are simple and easy for you to do. You can always expand this list later.
The important part is starting and building your practice first and making it a habit that helps you.
Make it Happen
Putting your self-care practice into to times of your day where you have time is important, actually doing it, making it happen, is so important. Don’t pick a time when you are already short on time or when you’re already overwhelmed with tasks.
Morning or evening routines can be a great place to start. Right when they wake up and before going to sleep each night can be times when you can find the most flexibility. Getting up fifteen minutes earlier than usual and setting aside a window during the usual night-time schedule can build a perfect routine.
Remember though this is for YOU. Your schedule may change and you might be saying, Ummmm I’m not getting up any earlier. No problem, this is for you. Maybe you’d rather take some time at lunch break or 3pm or you have time after dinner. It really doesn’t matter the time you choose. What is most important is that you do this for you when it works best and when you will commit to taking this time for you.
Be Willing to Try
Here’s a few things you can do: Writing a gratitude journal as soon as you wake up, listening to music while having your morning coffee or going for a short walk in the middle of your day, read from your favorite inspiration book before bed. Trying different things at different times will help you find what works best for you. The main thing is taking some time for yourself each day to help you recharge.
It’s best to come up with a routine that works for you so you can stick with it. Scheduling this time in will help you to create a habit and commit this time to yourself. Now, I totally am realistic and understand that life can be unpredictable for sure. You might not be able to fit it in some days, but that’s ok.
Zero need to ever be hard on yourself (we are shooting for just the opposite here with self care) On these days, be kind to yourself and pick it up again tomorrow. Just look out for when tomorrow becomes tomorrow and then tomorrow and that tomorrow seems to never come. You’re important, you’re worth it, so do this for you.
Self-care can make a huge impact on your life. It doesn’t have to be difficult or even time consuming. Choose small things you can add in to your schedule to get started. Intentionally taking this time to do something for yourself can refresh your mind and body.
So are you ready to take a few minuets once, maybe even twice, a day for yourself? I’d love to hear what you’re doing to do to start. Shoot me over a quick email and let me know.