13 Ways to Practice Self-Care When Life Gets Rough
So many of us are constantly going, never taking the time to slow down or come up for air. Our schedules are jammed pack with responsibilities and our to-do lists appear to be never ending. This constant striving to be everything to all people is causing us to burn out. We're spending so much time tending to others and our responsibilities that we never have time for ourselves. When was the last time that you took uninterrupted time for you?
According to the Blissful Mind, self-care is the culmination of activities and practices that you engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress, build self-esteem, and enhance your well-being. Practicing self-care allows you to restore your mind and soul, when you’re running on empty. It’s practically impossible to keep pouring yourself out to others when you haven’t taken time to pour into yourself. More than any other time, the busy, rough seasons are when you need self-care the most. Here are 13 ways you can pour into yourself by practicing self-care when life gets rough.
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1) Take a walk.
2) Read your favorite book or magazine.
3) Pamper yourself- Paint your nails or go get a massage.
4) Take yourself out to eat.
5) Light some candles.
6) Take a social media break.
7) Read your bible.
8) Write a list of affirmations or things that you’re grateful for.
9) Listen to some relaxing music.
10) Start a new hobby.
11) Schedule “you time” into your calendar.
12) Get more rest.
13) Make time for friends and family.
By making self-care an intentional practice, you are opening up yourself to live a more fulfilled, whole life by slowing down and making room for you before you make room for others.
What do you do to practice self-care? Let me know in the comments below!