5 Tips To Add Self Care Into Your Busy Day
Where do YOU fit into your day?
If you are like most people, you are pretty busy. You`ve already got your hands full dealing with relationships, your work commitments, parenting maybe, plus a whole host of other responsibilities day after day.
You are being pulled in all directions at once and it can be exhausting at times. So, how the heck are you meant to fit any kind of self care into days like these?
Thankfully it is easier than you think.
Listed below are 5 tips to add self care into your busy day and you can get started right now...
1. Ask Some Important questions
Self care isn`t always about indulging yourself. Truly, at it`s core self care is more practical than you realise. You start by asking yourself what you need right now. Meeting these basic needs should be at the very centre of self care.
2. Map It Out
Self care is never going to just happen. You will rarely, if ever make time for it unless you are intentional. By making use of your calender or diary and scheduling time for yourself, you are more likely to succeed in meeting your basic needs.
Start small by building in the habits that will help you most. You can begin by adding in regular exercise, which can feature in your routine 3-4 times per week. You could also devise a meal plan which would help you eat more healthier.
As you achieve one goal, add in another. The key is not to overwhelm yourself all at once.
3. Figure Out What Comes First
How are you when it comes to choosing your priorities? If you are like most people, just deciding where to begin can be difficult. Here you need to figure out the difference between important and urgent.
If something is important but not urgent, you can add it to your schedule. If something is urgent but not important, then try delegating it to someone else to do.
However, the priority comes if something is both urgent and important. To alleviate a potential stressful situation, you must do this task FIRST!
4. Learn To Say NO!
You should never feel you have to say "yes" to everything. Sometimes, the best form of self care is learning how to say "no".
By setting solid boundaries, you protect yourself from activities that will only leave you feeling drained and will give no benefit to you at all.
5. Do The Small Stuff
We think the little things don`t matter, but they do. By ensuring you take care of the basics, such as making sure you are getting enough sleep, practicing good hygiene, maintaining a strong immune system through eating right and exercising, you will keep your body in good shape. These things also have a solid impact on your mental health.
When we are busy, we tend to neglect these things so easily. When you are making an effort to take care of yourself, you have to be intentional in what you do.
Remembering these 5 tips is a good way to introduce self care into your life on a basic level. They will at the very least help to keep you healthy and happy no matter how busy your day may get.
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Steve Joynson is the owner and founder of Formula To Life Success! A personal development website that offers useful articles and tips about how to live your best life.