Self care 101

Hello my sweet friends and welcome to a new year.  I can’t believe that we are in the year of 2017…that’s crazy right?  Well since we are in a new year, we are to talk about self care.  Self care is what I feel everyone needs in their life. You have to take care of yourself.  How can you take care of others, or your children or your family, if you, yourself are not physically, emotionally, spiritually or mentally healthy?  How many of you feel that life seems to pass you by, and you just never have time in the day to do what you want?  How many of us get upset because we wanted to do this or that, but then by the end of the day, the one thing we wanted to do, we never got done?  So today we are going to talk about what self care is, and what it might look like for those introverts like me and all of those who are extroverts.

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Self care is basically a set of practices that you incorporate into your life to feel nourished.   It’s putting aside time to recharge in a way that is meaningful to you.  This can be in a way of spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally.   This can mean different things to different people, but whatever works for you, is what works for you.  What might work for some people may not work for other people and that is ok.  So what does this like look for an introvert like myself?

So for introverts…self care might look a little like this:

    -meditation

    -yoga

    -devotional or some kind

    -journaling

    -reading

  etc…anything where they can be alone, and can kind of recharge without a large crowd around.

For extroverts…this might look like:

     -going to a club

     -hanging out with a group of friends

      -having a party

etc…anything that includes lots of people, being social, things like that.

All of these are ok…it’s whatever works for you.  And a helpful thing to do is figure out whether you are an introvert or an extrovert.

A rule of thumb to remember…When figuring out a self care plan..come up with 5 things…these things need to be things that can help you in that moment, or few hours…something or somethings to help calm you down and just relax your mind.

So here are mine:

   -breathe

   -tea

   -journal/write

   -read

   -talk

Those are 5 things that I can do in a pinch if I really am stressed but I’m not home to actually sit and watch tv LOL.

So there you have it…everyone needs to take care of themselves…and invest time into taking care of themselves.

 

Question of the day:

What are your 5 things that you can do in a pinch if you are stressed, to take care of yourself?  Leave your answers in the comments below.

 And if you would like a helpful start, leave your email in your comment, and I will email you a free gift to help your self care start off on the right track.  Have a fabulous day 🙂

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26 thoughts on “Self care 101

  1. I am an introvert and here are 5 things I could do.
    – Read
    – Crochet
    – Color in my “color me happy” coloring book
    – listen to Esther Hicks meditations
    – go for a walk and listen to a podcast or soothing music

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    • Hey you can meditate with people around too. I’m sure if you like music or like walks, you could walk with a friend and just meditate that way. Mediation doesn’t have to be just sitting there..you can do many things…it’s all about relaxing your mind so that you can focus on what’s really important. Do what works for you. Try different things 🙂

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    • LOL…I think you have options of what you feel like doing in those anxious times. I mean in a way, you have it alittle easier because you can just pick something and know that it could work, whereas for others, we have just a few options that if they don’t work, we are not going to be able to calm down. I think of yours as a blessing 🙂

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