In this blog post, I purposely strayed away from the norm of what others might be posting at the moment. As much as I do find the typical Valentine’s Day blog post to be important, I found that what I wanted to shed light on to be more paramount for me.
Currently, I found myself delving deeper into my own personal thoughts and thus realized while at work how little care I was taking care of myself. I usually would ask others how he or she might be feeling at that very moment and even as I’m typing this I realized I never asked that question towards myself.
How are you doing? That dreaded typical question, at least to me, where frequently people genuinely respond by saying, “I’m fine” But are you truly?
I never realized the importance of self care until I got further into my career. With last year being a turning point for me, I realized that what I did to cope with those feelings no longer served a purpose for me.
It all begin on a Friday at work. All the staff members were appointed to some type of wellness to allow themselves to destress and practice better habits of self care.
Self care is ideally the notion in which individuals take necessary steps in improving their health with or without the help of a professional. It’s about improving the physical, mental and spiritual aspect about oneself.
Without that professional help, you might ask how might one take the necessary steps in developing and establishing self care.
Well, without further delay, I did some digging online and found various ways in which you can practice self care.
- Use a planner. (This will not only help you stay organized but will help to plan more ‘me time’ in those hectic moments.)
- Develop an exercise routine. Whether it be two or three days out of the week, allowing yourself to ideally recharge and regain some strength will not only improve your outer appearance but also enable you to start living a more fit lifestyle.
- Write in a journal. I often times find myself writing in my journal whether it be to discuss what occurred earlier in the day or jot down any goals or ideas I have.
- Create a vision board. Grab a few magazines or newspapers and begin to map out images and or phrases that’s geared to where you see yourself going in the next few years.
- Reach out to a loved one or a close friend. Often times we seek out advice looking at the wrong individuals. But having those that are truly supportive and understanding can enable you to have a better outlook on your personal life.
- Choose an activity or hobby you enjoy doing. Whether it be sketching, reading or any other activity that you enjoy doing during your leisure time, can allow you to block out all the stresses of your day to day busy schedule.
- Change your wardrobe. Even if you intend to buy just a few pieces here and there, making that step in changing your wardrobe gives you something to look forward to while you’re getting dressed to head out in the world.
- Declutter your space. This is easier said than done I must say. Getting rid of things that no longer serve a purpose for you can make room for things that you truly need.
- Travel. Whether it be within the states or out of the country, allowing yourself to get out and venture the world will truly change your outlook on how you view things.
- Set limits for yourself. We all walk around with that notion that we can take on every and anything in the world. But let’s be honest. Often times we find ourselves overwhelmed by taking on too many tasks. Take the time to map out what can get done and prioritize.
Granted I only chose to display 10 ways, please note that there are many more ways in which one can practice self care.
Before I end this blog, please remember to take care of yourself first. It might be hard at first but in the end, you’ll reap so many benefits. Everything will fall into place in due time.
Stay tuned for what else I have in store for you all and always please don’t hesitate in leaving me a comment about this blog.
With peace and love,