Self-care is often overlooked because of busy schedules. We juggle all the other priorities in our lives and don’t even consider ourselves within the list. Instead, we shove ourselves aside to help others when in reality, we deserve a little love and care. We forget how important it is to put ourselves first and take that time to focus on us.
Taking care of ourselves aids in our effectiveness to help others. Mental and physical health are both contributors to how we treat others and the people around us, and if neither is in a good place, then we can’t be our best selves.
Your Guide to Self Care
Self-care is a broad term for doing any type of good to or for yourself. This can also mean showing yourself the same kindness that you would show others. It can be implemented in a number of ways to help replenish the mind, body, and soul. There are many benefits to self-care:
- Increases Productivity
- Improves Long-Term Health
- Enhances Self Esteem
- Encourages Self-Awareness
- Improves Social Interactions
Here are different ways that you can practice self-care depending on which part of yourself you want to focus on.
Self Care Tips for the Mind
Take 15 minutes to meditate. Close your eyes and sit in silence, allowing your mind to clear. Just focus on your breathing and creating positive energy.
Declutter a space. Whether we realize it or not, a cluttered space can be a mental stressor in our lives. Whether it’s your desk, closet, nightstand, or fridge, find a space that could use some tidying up.
Listen to your favorite music. Make a playlist, sit back, and enjoy music that brings you good feelings.
Do something creative. Painting, drawing, or other DIY projects help get the creative juices flowing and your mind going. Many people use creative outlets as a form of therapy to zone in and clear out their minds.
Sit down with a glass of wine and a new book or movie. Savor the taste and smell of the wine and drink it slow. Then, settle in with a good movie or book you’ve been trying to read and your Travelista Blanket Scarf for a nice night in.
Buy yourself flowers. Why shouldn’t you? Place them somewhere you can enjoy and see every day.
Self Care Tips for the Body
Practice deep breathing. Whether you’re meditating or just sitting, relax for five minutes and solely focus as you deeply breathe in and out.
Exercise for 30 minutes. Go biking, running, or walking. Even do some jumping jacks! Anything t
o get your blood flowing and moving.
Put on your favorite outfit. Put on something that makes you feel good and feel free to admire yourself in the mirror for a few minutes.
Learn a new skill. Have you been wanting to learn something new recently? Find a local class and get familiar with a new skill and new people.
Practice yoga. Yoga is such a calm and relaxing way to revive your body and loosen up your muscles. Grab a friend or go solo to enjoy some deep stretching.
Take a warm, long bath. Grab a bath bomb, some candles, and a good book to have a romantic evening with yourself.
Self Care Tips for the Soul
Journal your thoughts. Take 10 minutes to journal your thoughts and get them out in the open.
Splurge on something. Have you had your eye on something recently? Now is the time to indulge and just go for it! As long as it’s within your means!
Have a staycation. Even if it’s just a day off from work to indulge in a long weekend at home or a hotel, try to keep technology to a minimum. Just enjoy doing the things you love!
Plan a mini-getaway. Whether it’s 30 minutes away or 3 hours away, pack your bags and your Wanderer Jewelry Case for a quick weekend trip somewhere you’ve been wanting to go.
Create a bucket list. Whether your ideas are big or small, jot them down and see what sort of things you’ve wanted to do that you can start accomplishing.
Make a list of short-term and long-term goals. With each goal, add three things you plan to do to achieve each goal. Then, pick one to start working toward. Accomplishing your goals is another form of self-care as you build and grow.
Self-Care is All About You
We are all on a constant journey to learn more about ourselves, improve on ourselves, and treat ourselves.
If you’re looking to plan your next mini-getaway, splurging on yourself, or organizing a cluttered space, don’t forget to use our Wanderer Jewelry Case. The Wanderer is versatile enough to roam with you throughout the day, from school to the yoga studio, or from the office to happy hour.
Roam often, stay stylish.