Hi everyone, hope you’re all having a good week so far. I have been a little absent but returning to writing blog content weekly and mostly around my wellness and lifestyle. I wanted to share some tips on how I built my self-care routine.
As a lifestyle influencer and entrepreneur, self-care is an essential part of my daily routine. It’s what helps me stay centred, focused, and energised as I work towards my goals. But like many people, I struggled for a long time to figure out what “self-care” really meant for me, and how to fit it into my busy schedule.
After lots of trial and error, I finally found a self-care routine that works for me, and I’m excited to share my tips with you in hopes to help you bring more balance and peace to your life.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
Start your Self Care Routine with the Basics
The self-care routine doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths, drinking a glass of water, or stretching your body. These are easy, low-key ways to care for yourself that can have a big impact on your overall well-being.
Especially in the middle of a busy day when all you want to do is stay glued to your computer but your body is telling you advice. Don’t be a stranger to incorporating more of small self-care tips throughout the day. When you start with the basics it will be easier to expand it further and across all areas of your life.
Identify Your Needs
Everyone’s self-care needs are different. For me, I know that I need plenty of sleep, healthy food, and regular exercise in order to feel my best. Other people might need more social time, creative outlets, or downtime. Take some time to reflect on what you need in order to feel your best, and make those things a priority. Then make a list of goals and actionable steps in order to meet your own needs and incorporate them into your better lifestyle. Before you know it you will be meeting all of your needs and life will change for the better.
Create a Ritual
In order to make self-care a consistent part of your routine, it’s helpful to create a ritual around it. For me, this means setting aside time each morning to journal, meditate, and go over my mindset work and affirmations. Find a time and place that feels good to you, and make self-care a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. I also add hot pilates classes at least 3 times per week and If I do my rituals every week, I know I will meet all of the goals I set for myself at the begging of the year.
Experiment with Different Activities
Self-care can take many different forms, and what works for you might not work for someone else. Try out different activities and see what feels good to you. Some ideas to get you started: taking a long bath, reading a book, trying a new hobby, or getting a massage. You might be surprised by what you enjoy and good you feel after you add more self-care and love practices to your daily life.
Be Gentle with Yourself
Remember that self-care isn’t about being perfect or doing everything “right.” It’s about taking care of yourself in the best way you know how in this moment. Be gentle with yourself, and don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day or don’t stick to your routine perfectly. Self-care is a process, and it’s okay to take it one step at a time.
If you need help with building your routines, you can purchase my Self Love Manual where I cover my daily, weekly and monthly rituals in more detail.