Self care is part of my daily ritual. I have found that putting time and effort into myself each day makes me feel more accomplished and motivated to do the things I need to, both personally and professionally. However, my routine for self care doesn’t consist of activities that result in short-term relief on myself – I practice self care to make myself better in some way.
My goals for self care are to grow – spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Although I do enjoy taking baths and drinking a glass of wine at night, I don’t consider those part of my self care routine because I don’t feel myself developing into a better person when I do those things. However, if that’s how you take care of yourself, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just know those aren’t the kind of self care tips and recommendations I’m going to give.
So, what kind of tips and recommendations am I going to give? I’m so glad you asked. I have tried/am trying many different books, podcasts, workbooks, journals, workouts, meditation apps, etc. to find what works for me and what I like most. My plan is to review those things, good or bad, in the “where to start” tab under the self care section of this blog. Again, remember, what works for me, might not work for you, and that’s okay. But if you’re looking for somewhere to start, you know where to go.