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Plan your day.
Relax or meditate daily.
Eat at least 1 healthy meal every day.
Spend some time alone.
Smile to yourself when you look in the mirror.
Take 10 minutes to stretch your body.
Schedule times to look at your phone or social media.
Drink only in moderation.
Tend a plant.
Spend 10 minutes outside in natural light.
Visit a loved one.
Visit those who have passed too.
SOMETIMES WE OVERCOMPLICATE SELF-CARE. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO HELP YOU TAKE CARE OF YOU ♡
Awareness: This involves knowing yourself, your needs, and your limits. Knowing your coping mechanisms (both healthy and unhealthy) and your triggers will assist you in managing negative emotions.
Consultation and Connection: When you are in doubt, or struggling with a situation, consult with other supports that are available to you. Find ways to connect with others either in-person or online.
(Social Work in Canada, 2017. S. Hicks & J. Stokes.)
Brush your teeth twice a day.
Have a daily 15-minute walk.
Have a gratitude diary.
Play games with friends.
Listen to self improvement podcasts.
Declutter your closet.
Listen to nature sounds.
Let in some fresh air every morning.
Clean your fridge.
Talk to someone at least once a day.
Play with your pet.
Deep condition your hair once a week.
Drink more water.
Wash your dishes after eating.
Make your bed in the morning.
Hang your clothes after wearing (or put them in the laundry box if needed).
Give yourself at least 1 compliment a day.
Buy a mirror and practice speaking.
Choose uplifting music.
Have a skin care routine.
Workout 30 minutes a day.
Learn a new skill.
Self-care is the practice of engaging in even small actions to take care of yourself to create a sense of calm and order. There is no single method, but it should be a stress-free and relaxing practice.
Balance and Boundaries: This involves finding a balance between work, play, rest, home activities, and enjoying set times each day during which you detach yourself from troubling or negative experiences and thoughts.
Self-care is important to maintain one's well-being. It is important during times of high stress.