Happy Monday!! In case you missed my post yesterday, I announced my website's rebranding! You can check out the new home page here and will see a section for recent blog posts :)
Anyway, it's been a great day and a little bit of cold brew coffee this afternoon helped kick my butt into productive mode! I ended up decluttering more of our kitchen, hall closets, and did a mountain of laundry...always feels good to have a productive Monday! Aligning with our Mindfulness Monday I wanted to share about self care. When I take time to clean, declutter, organize random stuff...it just makes me happy. I know I'm weird lol. So this afternoon felt like my own version of self care and it was lovely.
Self care has ALWAYS been so important. It's wonderful to empower each other to create time for yourself just doing things that you love or make you feel good.
It will look different for everyone and that's the best part. There isn't one perfect way to master 'self-care'.
I believe investing in yourself is one of the best decisions you can make. Lately as I've been learning and reading more about mindfulness, there is a natural overlap for self care. Even simple things like shaving your legs while listening to music, or washing your face with a drop of lemon essential oil because it smells heavenly and helps to brighten your skin... little things like this, which are ultimately healthy for us (taking care of our body and skin etc.), but creating them to be more of an experience rather than just crap we have to do.
How many times have you laid your head on the pillow at the end of the day and felt almost frustrated by how exhausted you are and you didn't even get any time to yourself? You feel like the day just zoomed on by with busyness that you didn't have time to cook good food or get that workout in. This happens to me way more than I would like! I genuinely notice a difference in myself if I let the day run me instead of me running the day. I feel like when I truly take care of myself that day, I fall asleep easier and happier.
My favorite ways to practice self care:
- Listen to a podcast and go on a long walk outside
- Do yoga (either by myself or following along to a video- I LOVE 'Yoga with Adrienne')...or just stretching in general
- Shave my legs with a face mask on
- Take a hot bath with Epsom salts and candles lit
- Treating myself to a healthy smoothie or juice
- Reading a book
- Writing in a journal
- Even right now, as I finish typing this post I'm listening to music and have my diffuser going with Orange and Grapefruit and it's just lovely :)
What are some of your favorite self care routines? I'd love to know!!