Updated: Jul 21, 2020
In the daily grind of our busy lives, it can be easy to put everyone else's needs before our own, whether it be work, family or other. Establishing a good self care routine is such a simple thing to implement, yet it is such a necessary component to help with our sense of health and well-being. So what is self care exactly?
Self care is taking a moment out of your day just for you, where you can reflect, be present and take care of your needs. It is an essential component on our mental, physical and emotional health, yet often it is left neglected until we are left feeling burnt out, stressed or physically unwell.
If you find it hard to get motivated, start small. Perhaps it could be 5 minutes phone free on your lunch break where you can just sit and eat your lunch outside or in peace. Maybe you designate some time in the morning or evening, or negotiate a 'time-out' with your partner. From this starting point, it becomes easier to make time for yourself, and you will soon notice the difference it makes for you.
Ideally, aiming to do something each day to take care of your mind, body and spirit is encouraged. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling for you: