When you’re a busy woman wearing many different hats, practicing self-care is next to impossible. However, you must take time for yourself to reset and re-energize. Putting yourself last can put your mental and physical health at risk so no matter how hectic your schedule is, you must prioritize yourself, too.
Luckily, implementing self-care into your daily routine is easy and there are self-care tips and tricks you can follow.
So if you’re ready to learn what those are, let’s get started without further ado.
As you wash your body and/or hair, imagine the stress and other negativity being washed away, too.
Massage your scalp thoroughly.
Use your senses when feeling the water on your skin, enjoying the smell of your shampoo, etc.
Whether it’s for your hair essentials or body wash, choose the scent you want so you can make bath time more fun.
I can’t stress enough how important breakfast is as it gives us the fuel we need to start the day. That being said, it pays to put attention into the food you eat.
Choose healthier options and if possible, enjoy it in silence.
Develop personal growth and calm your mind and body at the same time by listening to relevant podcasts, reading books, or watching videos where you can get ideas and inspiration.
Start the day calmer by being in control. How? By creating a start-work ritual.
This can include brewing your tea, creating a list of things you need to do, and starting the computer.
When creating a list, be sure to include meetings and other commitments, too, and find out which tasks need to be prioritized.
Put the time for checking your email so you can put your entire attention on what needs to be done.
When things are becoming chaotic, it’s a good idea to slow down and practice a simple breathing technique.
You can do this while you’re at your desk, in the bathroom, or in any quiet place you can find nearby.
To practice this breathing exercise, start by inhaling slowly and deeply through your nose, holding it for three seconds, and slowly releasing the air through your mouth. Do this three times or as needed to relax your mind and body.
While self-care means being alone most of the time, connecting to another person can help your mental health, too.
Simple things, such as asking your colleague about their day is a good start.
Once you’re home or done from work, take a 15 to 20-minute break before you do your “other work.”
Taking time to transition allows you to reduce the feeling of overwhelm and at the same time, prepare your mind and body for another task.
Here are some self-care activities you can do:
Review your day and write the things you’re grateful for. Celebrating small wins or simple things that you conquered can help you feel happier and accomplished.
Develop a simple night ritual that will make you look forward to going to bed. This can include tidying your bed, reading, writing down the tasks for the next day, and reflecting.
Whatever steps are included in your nightly ritual, enact them every night so you can turn this into a habit that can help you wind down to sleep.
As you get ready to sleep, visualize your perfect day or dream life.
Imagine who you want to be, the people you want to be with, and the things you want to have in your best life.
Closing the day manifesting what you desire helps you become more positive and relaxed.
How about you?
What other self-care tips and tricks do you do every day?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.