A cliché, yes, but it’s still true. No matter what industry you’re in, your welfare should come first.
Yes, building your business and making money is important but don’t forget yourself in the process. Your money and wealth won’t matter if your health is compromised.
Here is a list to get you started!
The biggest self-appreciation and the greatest self-care you can do is to go to bed. Sleep early. Sleep in.
Let’s face this: when you’re tired, you need to rest. Your body needs rest. Your mind needs rest.
Studies show that sleeping away from gadgets is the quickest way to fall asleep and get the much-needed rest you deserve. But when you can’t help but use your phone or computer, just make sure to stop 2 hours before going to sleep.
2) Know and understand your triggers.
The person who knows you is yourself.
Stay away from anyone or anything that can put you in a dark corner.
It’s okay to cut relationships if it’s too toxic for you.
3) Honor and respect your emotions and boundaries.
Respecting the boundaries you set is one of the ways you can practice self-love and self-care.
Allow nothing to cross the boundaries that YOU have set. That’s already a sign of disrespect.
4) Listen to your body!
Your body will tell you what you need.
Don’t brush off what you’re feeling. Your body might be experiencing something threatening.
Go to a doctor if you’re in pain instead of researching your symptoms on the Internet.
In the meantime, take care of yourself by working out, walking outside, staying hydrated and more.
5) Speak nicely to yourself.
How you speak to yourself impacts you more than how others speak to and about you. Respect yourself more.
6) Make time for yourself.
It can be anything – walking, exercising, reading, writing, whatever you want.
When you develop this as a habit, you become more self-reliant and independent.
7) Write in a journal
A lot of people would probably say this: writing down how you feel will release it from your mind.
If you don’t like to write it down, there are a lot of journaling apps to use. You can also use the Notes or Memo feature of your phone
Note to self:
Nurture your mind, body and spirit to be more confident in your voice, your capabilities, and your wellbeing.
Of course, depending on what your situation is, the list may change but this can definitely help you start your journey towards self-care.