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Self-care is something we know we all need to do, so why does it end up at the bottom of our to-do lists?
On the day after Valentine’s Day I encourage everyone to practice self-love by doing self-care. I received feedback that self-care was so important, but it was so hard to take time to do. There are just too many responsibilities in our daily lives.
With that feedback I decided to write about self-care for optimal health. Self-care is taking time for you to nurture your body, mind , emotions and soul in some way that refreshes, restores and inspires you. It can be an activity or an inactivity. It can be some thing you do once or on a regular basis. It can take just a few seconds or hours. It can be a spur of the moment thing or a regular habit.
Whatever you decide is self-care to you, you need to then prioritize it in your daily life. Now you may be thinking that you will get around to it when you have time. But let me tell you, if you don’t create a practice of doing little things for yourself on a regular basis, you will not do self-care when you have ‘time’.
You need to create a habit of taking a few minutes a day to refresh and rejuvenate yourself. By recharging your batteries, you will have more energy and a better attitude about serving others in your life.
How do you create a practice of self-care? Where do you start?
While you are waiting for the self-care challenge to being, try taking two minutes. Sit comfortably. Close your eyes. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold it for a few counts and exhale loudly through your mouth. Do this about 5 times. How do you feel? Little things can make a difference. If you tried it, comment below with what changes you noticed.
I invite you to take the 7-Day Self-Care for Great Health Challenge starting next Sunday. It is free to join. You will receive a short email daily to encourage you to try a short self-care activity. Taking part of a challenge is a fantastic way to start a new habit. Trying each activity will help you determine what you enjoy doing, and what is refreshing to you. It will help you start to think in terms of what can I do today to help me look, feel and be fabulous for great health.
It is an easy challenge. Won’t you join me?
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