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Self-Care Tips

Episode #73

 

Transcript

 

[Music outro]

Self-care is often overlooked and pushed aside for more important, more pressing commitments. The truth is that self-care should be a priority.

Why does it seem that we put others first? We take care of our loved ones at home, we put priority into our work, put client’s needs first, process that order first, or tirelessly volunteer our time, even though we are tired and tight on our schedules?

I have to emphasize that self-care is a priority!

Hey we all live in such a busy modern lifestyle, for some of us, we rush between commitments, however there are still ways you can implement self-care in your life.

But before we start: grab your planner, mark your self-care sessions, and let the routine revolution begin!

First, let’s Identify what self-care is to you

We all have different needs and different ways of unwinding. Identify what self-care is the most effective for you. You might enjoy taking a walk outdoors or sipping tea while reading a good book. It might also be hanging out with good friends, ridding your bike, or watching a good movie.  Whatever it is, learn to define self-cares. It is as individual as you are and know best how to better take care of yourself.

Create a routine

 

Once you understand what self-care works for you, add it to your routine. Commit to the activity reveryday until it becomes a habit, like brushing your teeth everyday, Make it a normal part of your life.

 

An example would be if you do morning meditations, or go for an evening stroll, or a midday pickleball game, just make it a regular thing.

 

Get regular, good quality sleep

Establish a sleep routine so that you are getting enough high-quality sleep. Sleep is a critical part of maintaining good health and should not be underestimated.  Here’s a laid-back guide to help you catch those Zs like a pro:

  • Develop a pre-sleep routine. Maybe it’s a warm shower, some gentle stretches, or even a few minutes of mindfulness. Your body will recognize the signals that it’s time to wind down.
  • Stick to the Schedule: Try not to mess with your sleep schedule, even on the weekends. Your body loves predictability.
  • Choose a time when you naturally start feeling sleepy. Make it consistent, even on weekends. Your body loves routines, trust me.
  • Unplug and Unwind: About an hour before bed, put away those screens. The blue light messes with your melatonin, the sleep hormone. Instead, try reading a book or doing something relaxing.
  • Make your sleep space comfy. Cool, dark, and quiet is the way to go. Invest in some blackout curtains if you’re feeling fancy. Also, sleep in a cooler environment, you might want to turn your thermostat 1-2 degrees lower.
  • Be Patient: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a perfect sleep routine. If it takes a while to adjust, that’s totally normal. Be patient with yourself.

Eat a balanced diet

Diet is an important part of self-care and has a significant impact on your health. Make sure to eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, avoiding soft drink (especially ones with caffeine) and processed foods.

Exercise regularly

Exercise if great for physical, mental and emotional health and should be a part of any self-care routine. Even if you don’t like to exercise or go to the gym, did you know just walking for 20-minutes is a form of exercise? So get some exercise during the day, but not too close to bedtime.

Drink enough water during the day too.  Hydration is key but try to drink your 8 glasses of water for earlier in the day or before 5pm. Consume small sips after 5pm. Waking up in the middle of the night for a bathroom break? No thanks.

Learn to say no

The ability to establish boundaries can be important to self-care. Rather than simply saying yes to everything until things become unbearable or seemingly impossible, learn to say no when you are busy or feeling under pressure.

Get organized

Hey, have you ever thought about how a smidge of organization can work wonders for your well-being? Trust me, it’s a game-changer. When you dive into strategies to get a bit more organized, it’s like giving yourself a stress-reducing, mental health-boosting makeover. Get rid of the rubbish and excess goods in your house; a cleaner, less cluttered space is great for your mental health as it will help to reduce stress levels.

 

Schedule time to yourself

 

It can often feel like we are being pulled in a million different directions. Let’s pencil in a block of time, say, an hour or two. Block it out on your calendar, and don’t be shy about labeling it “Self-Care Extravaganza” or ME time. Treat it as a non-negotiable appointment with the most important person in your life – and that is YOU!

Now, what to do during this sacred time? It’s your call! Whether you want to dive into a good book, listen to your favorite tunes, take a leisurely stroll, or simply enjoy in the blissful silence, go for it. This is your time to recharge and reconnect with yourself.

 

Oh, and don’t forget to put your phone on silent or toss it in the next room so you don’t get interrupted.Social media, emails, and notifications can wait – this is a judgment-free zone for guilt-free relaxation.

So, what do you say? So, what do you say? Ready to block off some time for the VIP (Very Important Person) in your life – YOU? Your future self will thank you for it!

 

Take a break

If things are getting too much, take a break. Hey there! So, picture this: you’re knee-deep in the hustle and bustle of life, deadlines are creeping up on you, and stress levels are flying through the roof!  What’s the solution? Well, my friend, it’s time to hit the pause button and treat yourself to a break!

Whether it’s just a breather for a day or two, a weekend getaway, or a full-blown vacation, taking a step back from the daily grind can work wonders. Seriously, it’s like hitting the reset button for your sanity.

 

So, next time life starts throwing too much at you, don’t be shy to declare a timeout. Your to-do list can wait a bit, but your well-being shouldn’t. Go on, take that break, recharge, and come back stronger than ever. You deserve it!

The secret sauce here is consistency. It’s not a one-time deal; it’s about making self-care a habitual part of your day. So, when life gets crazy and schedules get hectic, your self-care routine remains your anchor.

And before you know it, you’ll be wondering how you ever survived without these little moments of personal TLC.

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