Ensure that your mind, body, and soul get what they need regularly with a personalized self-care routine.
Self-care. It’s a topic you can’t avoid these days. If you’ve been exposed to the idea in the past, you’ve likely got a few go-to tools already that help you take better care of yourself. If it’s a concept you’ve had a hard time implementing up until now, you’re in luck. There is no right or wrong way to practice self-care.
In fact, a person’s self-care routine is as unique as they are. You know what you need to thrive. It’s just a matter of finding the tools and techniques that you enjoy and can fit into your schedule easily. That way, they become second nature like brushing your hair and brushing your teeth.
Here are some ways you can personalize a self-care routine:
- Ask yourself, “What do I need at this moment?”. The answer may surprise you. Take note and do an activity that helps support you and the core desired feeling that you have.
- Stockpile items that you use regularly for self-care. Buy items in bulk so you run out less often. Having a supply means less stress obtaining something that provides you with great relief.
- Ask others for suggestions as to what they use to pamper themselves. It’s a fun way to get to know other people’s self-care plans. It’s also a way to introduce yourself to new products and tools that could benefit you.
Your idea of a self-care routine likely differs from the people that you know. It’s individualized and based on your health, lifestyle, values, interests, and budget. When coming up with a plan that meets your physical, emotional, financial, mental, spiritual, and social needs, find tools that help you create habits that benefit you in more than one area of your life. That way, you’re getting the best out of singular options and not overwhelming yourself with too many choices.