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Self Care Ideas

Self care is not selfish. Self care is the ultimate act of self love.

I invite you to put yourself at the top of your self care list. How can we show up for others if our resources (energy, time, emotional health, physical health, mental health, and so on) are depleted? If we continue to put ourselves last on the “people to care for” list, we can end up experiencing burn out, resentment, and even physical and emotional pain. This is why it is so important to find ways to “fill your cup,” or ways to replenish your resources so that you can be there for others AND yourself. I see self care practices as a way to show yourself respect, love and compassion.

Self care ideas can look like: 

  • Joining a movement class (yoga, Pilates, HIIT, dance, Feldenkrais movement)

  • Walking 

  • Being in nature

  • Breathwork practices

  • Meditation practices

  • Practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  • Tending to your garden

  • Reading for pleasure

  • Listening to a podcast 

  • Engaging in play 

  • Relaxing in an Epsom salt bath

  • Saying kind words to yourself

  • Giving yourself a hug

  • Eating a delicious and nutritious meal

  • Spending time alone

  • Exploring a new town or city

  • Taking a cooking or pottery class

  • Sitting in silence for a few minutes

  • Drawing

  • Singing 

  • Writing in a journal 

  • Getting a massage or giving yourself a massage

  • Sipping on your favorite beverage 

  • And so much more! 

 

I encourage you to block out time in your calendar for self care practices. Sprinkling in a little self care each day (even 5 minutes) can be a huge game changer in relation to how you feel physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. 

The following videos can help get you started in your self care journey.

In addition to this, you can browse my YouTube channel for yoga classes and meditation practices. Yoga and meditation practices are examples of mindful self care practices.

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