Self care is the most important thing you can do for yourself. We get so wrapped up in what we do on a daily basis that we tend to not stop and think about what we need for ourselves. I am one of those people who say I am going to do self care for myself, but put it on the back burner like most people and never get around to it. It hasn’t been until recently that I realized how important self care is and how determined I have become to do this for myself.
Everyone has different forms of self care ranging from reading a good book to skiing down the rough slopes in the mountains. It depends on the person and what makes them feel good and relaxed. The purpose of self care is to have fun and feel relaxed. We are so tense and stressed out in every day life that we need to slow down and realize that you only live once. Self care isn’t hard to do its a matter of finding the time to do it in.
There are a ton of different things you can do out there, but here are a few that I think are easy, quick, and you can find time to squeeze them in anywhere.
- Take a leisurely walk/stroll
- Take a bubble bath
- Read a book for an hour
- Learn something new
- Listen to your favorite song
- Call someone
These are just a few quick things you can do during the day. None of them will take much of your time to do and it will give you a break from the every day stresses you encounter. When you take care of yourself you end up being a more productive person in the long run in your personal and professional life. Self care should be your number one priority because you should be our number one priority. You should always put your own needs first because you are who you have to rely on the most at the end of the day.
By providing self care to yourself you keep yourself healthy, happy, ready for the next thing, courageous, and bold. In our busy lives its hard at times to find self care time, but that’s why little things just like listening to your favorite song are important task for you to do. Yes of course taking longer self care time for yourself is also important, like vacation, but unfortunately you are not always able to do that so you need to take advantage of the time you have.
Some of the things I do for my self care is read, exercise, talk to my grandma, take vacations when I can, outdoor relaxation and more. It’s very important me to do these things when I am able in order to keep my mental health state positive as well as my own physical health. That’s another part I want to talk about is your own physical health. You need to make sure you are going to the doctor once a year to get your yearly physical to make sure that you have nothing that needs to be watched or taken care of. This is also a form of self care because if you don’t take care of your physical health the rest of your health can go down hill as well. Self care is an important part of your daily life so make sure to find come time even if its only ten minutes to include into your daily schedule. Trust me in the long run you will appreciate it and you will benefit from it on a daily basis.