Easy ways to fit self-care into your busy life

November 13, 2022 by Clelia Lima0

You don’t want to wait until you’re burned-out and exhausted to start taking care of yourself.

Have you felt overwhelmed by your fast-paced life? Self-care helps you to deal with life demands.

Self-care is not being selfish – you can only take good care of your loved ones if you take care of yourself first. You can’t give what you don’t have.

Self-care is intentionally taking care of your own needs. It will help you manage stress, increase your energy, and boost your immune system.

Here are some examples in 5 areas of self-care. Most of the practices takes 5-10 minutes.

  1. Physical – Your body health.
  • Drink water. At least 8-10 cups a day.
  • Move your body. Jump rope, dance, stretch, yoga movements.
  • Eat nutritious foods, avoid high carbs, high sugary foods.
  • Sleep at least 7 hours per night.
  1. Your thinking health.
  • Say no. When you say no to things that aren’t your priorities, you’re saying yes to things that matter the most to you.
  • Detach from negative people who drain your energy.
  • Delegate. Let people around you share your tasks.
  • Ask for help and accept it when it is offered.
  1. Your feeling health.
  • Mindless activity. Do something you like, just because.
  • Create something, draw, paint, color.
  • Celebrate small and big accomplishments.
  • Give yourself a high five in the mirror. Be silly for 60 seconds.
  • Be proud of yourself.
  1. Your soul health.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Meditate and pray. Listen to your inner self and to your higher power.
  • Take deep breaths.
  • Practice gratitude.
  1. Social. Your connection health.
  • Nurture your relationships.
  • Call, text, write a letter, Send a card by mail.
  • Visit a friend
  • Say Hi to a stranger.

Open space for yourself. Be good to yourself. You’re a human being, you don’t have to be perfect. You’re good enough just as you are. You deserve self-care!

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