Sometimes it seems as the word self care is thrown out there all over the place, making it feel a little overwhelming. Then there is the feelings of your not taking care of your self if you don't take self care vs self care is selfish, all in all it can be daunting. Admitting myself that I still have a hard time taking time to care for just myself, I am getting better but still have room to improve. My improvement has allowed me to share how I look at self care along with a list of self care ideas and my favorite self care rituals.
What is Self Care?
The question, "What is Self Care?" should only have an answer that is unique to you. Self care is the act of taking care of you, allowing the body to slow down, unwind and relax. What you choose to do for self care is completely up to you! If you take one thing from the, take that. Know that what you enjoy and choose to do matters to only you. After all this is self care, not public care:)
List of Self Care Ideas
I am creating this to help you know that no matter what you choose, its the right choice for you!
- Skin Care
- Watching TV
- Listing to Nature
- Doing Nothing
- Sun Bathing
- Sitting at the Beach
- Building Things
- The list can go on and on making it endless, allowing you to do anything you want!
My Favorite Self Care Rituals
Honestly they change from time to time but my daily self care rituals are skin care, body, mind and gut care, soaking up sun and sitting in nature is not to shabby. On a rainy day vegging out on the couch watching TV is my go to. I try to take time just for myself once a week as my daily self care rituals are ones that are more practical with life. As the kids get older I know I will have more time to myself so I am not too worried about it. I do understand to take care of myself so that is a big change. Do you have any favorite self care rituals?