Let me ask you a question …
Do you take care of yourself?
I’m going to hazard a pretty good guess that it’s likely hit and miss.
I adore helping people and spreading the love bug. But sometimes, when I don’t take care of myself, it all becomes a bit too much. Sound familiar?
For me, having a solid self-care routine is key to protecting my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s also paramount to maintaining my business, relationships, and overall life.
So what is self-care?
Its self-love. Self respect. Supporting oneself. Creating healthy boundaries. Tending to your needs so you don’t become exhausted and run down.
It’s doing things for yourself to help you be more productive, focused, balanced and healthy.
And it’s not selfish. It’s responsible. You can’t serve yourself or anyone else if you’re exhausted right?
I highly recommend you ring fence some time each day for you that’s non-negotiable. I personally love the mornings before the craziness of my day begins. But find out what works for you kiddo!
So what does self-care look like for me?
- Pamper night having an organic face mask and Epsom bath
- Watching a funny movie with my kids
- Going to my weekly salsa class with my girlfriends
- Having reflexology and sports massage once a month
- 15 mins yoga every morning first thing
What would be on your list? Create your own routine, and make it non-negotiable. Keep it short, and not an epic one otherwise, you’ll be overwhelmed. Having a clear picture of what you’re going to do before you do it will make the changes much easier.
What does self-care not look like for me?
- Eating too many sugary foods
- Spending time with toxic people
- Comparing myself to others
- Being too hard on myself
- Saying yes to things I don’t want to do
Again, what would be on your list? Jot it down.
With any new habits taking action consistently is key. I wasn’t born doing all this. But after constant repeating, it’s become a daily practice for me.
Don’t blow yourself off. Get yourself back on the top of your to-do list. Your important.
Love Gaynor x