Design Your Self-Care Routine
Life coach, EFT / Tapping expert, yogi & wellness activist with a wild heart dedicated to support you in living the life of your dreams.
Why is it that self-care seems SO easy to talk about, and yet so hard to do?
Does this sound familiar? I’m too busy, I’ve got too much work, other people are depending on me…
Another reason why we neglect self-care is because we aren’t establishing proper routines that work for our bodies and minds!
So, if we take the time to craft a routine that fits with us… we’ll be less inclined to skip our routines.
Here are some steps to build your specific routine:
ONE: Create time for yourself.
Self-care won’t happen unless we set aside the time to make it happen.
Even if it’s just 20 minutes a day, or an hour every week, set aside some special time for you to focus on YOU.
If you have a schedule, pencil it in! Treat this time like an important meeting. (Because you ARE important!)
TWO: Do things that bring you relaxation.
Now that you’ve got the time, you don’t want to fill it with stressful activities. (Self-care time is NOT the time to pay bills!)
Make a list of things that truly put you in a relaxed state of mind, whether that’s art, reading meditation, taking a long bath, or going on a walk… The options are limitless!
THREE: Establish clear boundaries.
These boundaries are in place so that you will protect the time you’ve set aside for yourself.
You can make them with your family, your friends, and yourself. You’ll want these boundaries so that you can COMMIT to your self-care routine.
Maybe say to a loved one, “Hey, it’s really important that I have this time so that I can be my best self.”
And remember: honor our self-care routine!
FOUR: Develop a spiritual practice and connect to your higher self.
A spiritual practice is very powerful in helping cultivate an attitude of peace and grace. This helps us let go of things we can’t control, or approach sticky situations with kindness for ourselves and for others.
It also allows us to see the BIG PICTURE and therefore not get so anxious or stressed about the small stuff.
(And limiting stress is a VERY important part of self-care!)
FIVE: Organize your life.
In other words… prioritize! When we organize our lives, we let go of what we don’t want and embrace the things we do.
This means we must be clear about our intentions. What do you want to create space for? What do you want to let go of?
With these five steps, you’ll find it much easier to create and commit to your routine.
Enjoy your self-care time—you deserve it!