Do you think that if you take time for yourself, it’s selfish, rude, or not allowed?
I encourage you to change your perspective on self-care and instead think: IF I take time for my well-being, THEN I’m respecting myself.
Are you struggling to sleep at night or stressing about your work/life balance?
Do you incorporate any play or fun into your daily life? Or does that just happen on Saturdays?
If you don’t practice self-care, it can have consequences. Self-care reduces the negative effects of stress, help you refocus, and can positively impact your health and relationships.
If you continue to put yourself last, nothing changes. Nobody is coming to rescue you. I know it's a hard reality to accept, but you are the creator of your daily life. You are the change!
Self respect exercise — time to practice
1) Make a list of 10 activities for your perfect day. Think about activities that will make your heart sing. To get started, check out this website and these suggestions:
2) Select each activity from your list and put it in your day planner or calendar for the upcoming month. I personally use Mel Robbin’s 5-Second Journal.
Do you have a full calendar? Start small and schedule short five-minute activities. If you schedule them in your phone, turn on a sound notification so when it dings, you know to take 5.
Remember: Be specific. What day, what time, and for how long? If you need to leave the house, how will you get there and what time will you leave your house?
On this Tuesday at 8pm, I will take an epsom salt bath for 30 minutes.
Next Sunday at 11am, I will go snowshoeing at Empire Bluffs Trail in Empire, Michigan with my dog for an hour and a half.
Give yourself some self-respect and nurturing this month.
YOU are worth making YOU a habit!
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