Self-care has become a well-known term and I think that people are now making themselves a priority. How many times have you cancelled something you had planned to be there for someone else? Or when was the last time you said no? Sometimes it is easy to forget about yourself because you want to make sure everyone else is okay.
It is okay to put yourself first!
If you are wanting to practise more self-care but are struggling with ideas, I have written 25 ways you can put yourself first.
Spend time with family
Spend time with friends
Take a bath/shower
Get your nails done
Cut out negative people from your life
Take a walk
Have a nap
Say no when you really don’t want to do something
Have a lazy day
Write your feelings down or write about your day in your journal
Practise meditation and deep breathing
Write a list of everything you are grateful for
Get creative e.g.. colouring or scrapbooking
De-clutter a space in your home
Make yourself a healthy meal
A digital detox day
Watch your favourite movies
Forgive others and yourself
Sing or dance
Put on a face mask
Drink water or a warm drink
Listen to some music
These are just a few things you can do during your day or week to take some time for yourself. Even if its just for 30 minutes, just remember you are important. In order for you to look after other people, you have to be okay and looking after yourself.
What do you do to show yourself care and love? Are you good at practising self-care? I’d love to hear in the comments.