How is everyone doing today? Are you taking care of yourself? Let me preface by saying I am a walking dumpster fire who struggles with self-care. I am reminding you that we all need to care for ourselves. Taking care of ourselves means your mental and physical health. I would take care of others instead of myself. But I know I cannot help or care for others unless I am helping care for myself first.
#1. Drink water
Sounds silly, I know. But I feel like crap when I do not drink water every day. Keeping yourself hydrated is good for your body. Sugar and bean water do not count.
#2. Getting Exercise
Doing this is another thing to add to your schedule. Working from home, I sit at a desk all day, and it can be hard to get moving. I try to take a walk on breaks or even clean to get moving. But as someone who sits all day, I am learning that additional exercise is essential.
#3. Doing Things You Enjoy
I hear all the time from people, "I just do not have the time to do the things I love."
Well, I am saying MAKE TIME. I love to craft, and I know it can be hard to make the time, but we all need to do what makes us happy. Taking even five minutes of your day to do something you enjoy can make you feel better mentally. So why not?
#4. Get In The Shower and Stay There
This one may sound odd, but hear me out. I struggle with this sometimes, and usually, I want to fall into bed. I will take quick and hurried showers to clean up and get to bed. I am telling you, take over that bathroom. Soak in the warmth of the water. Spend the extra ten minutes deep conditioning your hair. Give yourself a facial. Whatever it is for you to relax and feel pampered.
#5. Get Organized
When I say this, I mean it. I tried to do this before the New Year, but work and life happened. But the more you organize yourself, the happier you will be. I have given myself two weeks to get my crap together because I need it done to get me through the year. All the little things I have been wanting to do will get done. My goal is by the end of the month be 100% done.
#6. Get Help If You Need It
There is nothing wrong with going to the professionals if you need to.
Remember, self-care is something that makes you happy. There is so much chaos in the world we all deserve it. Be happy, my fellow humans, and know you are loved.