For the longest time, I only practiced self-care when I was forced to do so because, in some way, my body or mind couldn’t sustain me any longer. And while that self-care ultimately would save me in those moments, it finally occurred to me that I could avoid the whole crisis cycle if I just incorporated basic self-care into my daily life.
Want to incorporate more self-care into your daily life? Here’s a little graphic to give you some ideas to get started. Choose one of these things that you can do daily this week (drink more water, get more sleep, keep a gratitude journal) and one thing you can do once this week (book any outstanding doctors’ appointments, do yoga) and then add another daily practice and once a week practice to your week next week so that you can gently but effectively build your own self-care muscle.
We spend so much time taking care of others and while our relationship with others is one of the greatest sources of vitality in our lives, it is only sustainable if we sustain ourselves.