What is Your Self-Care Routine?
Self-care routine
Hi! I’m Inga

I am passionate about helping women transform their mindsets and embrace self-worth, overcome the barriers that hinder their ability to become their best versions, and establish loving relationships with their partners, themselves, and others.

A happier and healthier person needs a good self-care routine and ways to nurture yourself.

There are many forms of self-care. There is self-care that nourishes your body – like healthy meals, yoga, a long shower or relaxing bath, massage, and exercise.

It nourishes your mind – like learning a new language, taking an online course, listening to music, calming breathing sequences, getting sufficient sleep, reading a book, creating a vision board, and meditating.

Nourishes your spirit – like journaling about your day, spending time alone, praying, being in nature, spending more time with your kids, leaving a job you hate, and traveling.

The best self-care involves activities that make you feel happy, confident, and refreshed.

So, how do you fit more of what you love into your day when building a career, caring for children or elderly parents, and running errands on a busy schedule?

1. Small everyday steps

Optimize your day. Before you head out of bed, take a minute to be thankful for what you have and three minutes to meditate and visualize your upcoming day in the best possible scenario. Give yourself enough time to enjoy a slow shower and your morning meal.

Find 10 minutes to be quiet and just for yourself, without looking at the phone or e-mails while drinking your morning tea or coffee.

Snack on fruits, and try to eat healthier for lunch. Drink water and stay hydrated on the go. Skip the elevator and use the stairs.

If you have kids or an addiction to your device, recharge when they are recharging.

When you log off your work computer, mentally unplug from work as well. I have written a blog about unplugging and cutting the cords; you can read it here. This practice can be used to cut the general energy cords we collect throughout the day for different people and events.

2. Do more of what you love

Any activity you enjoy that feels natural and authentic will naturally make you want to make more time for it in your day. It will become a priority, and life is always about our choices and making our priorities.

So, what do you love? What would you be willing to put aside distractions and make time for? Make yourself a priority!

The best self-care routines involve 10 to 15-minute activities. This short time frame allows the activity to become a healthy, restorative habit. Plus, with consistency, you see the results of your self-care routine rather than just being a once-every whenever you can act.

3. Learning to say No

No is a complete word; no explanation is needed. Learn to say no to anything that disturbs your peace.

Remember, “Someone else’s demand is not necessarily your call to action.” This will help you create healthy boundaries so you can enjoy your newfound self-care routine without feeling guilty.

Start practicing self-care to live your best life!

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