This year more than ever, I have realized how important having a self-care and wellness routine is for me. I’m still working on my overall wellness routine because it’s been a process. But once I narrow it down more, I’ll share.
Since I’ve been fully working from home (like most of America), I’ve made it a goal to make sure I have a separation between work and my personal life. I’ve had to be very intentional with this. Taking care of your mind, body, and soul is so important. Especially with everything going on in the world along with the normal day to day struggles, sometimes we need to take a step back and breathe.
Below, I share a few tips about what I’ve done and what you can do, too.
5 ways to practice self-care:
1 | listen to a podcast
Listening to podcasts used to be my go-to at work. But since I’ve been at home, I’ve been listening to them when I drive somewhere instead of listening to music, just to switch it up and continue learning. It’s been a simple way that I am able to implement practicing self-care on a weekly basis. A few that I’ve been enjoying are At Home With…, hey, girl., The Michelle Obama Podcast, and The Stoop.
2 | go on a walk
Going for walks is something I enjoy doing with friends, just to catch up and get some fresh air. Walks are not only good for your health, but they’re also good for mental clarity.
3 | read a book
At the time I’m writing this post, I’m currently working my way through Start With Why, and I truly enjoy it. If you need some inspiration on what to do next, or why you do what you do whether that’s in your business or life, this is the book for you.
4 | do something just for you
When was the last time you took an entire day, a weekend, or an hour just for you? Even if all you can do is break away for five minutes just to meditate. Take some time just for you because you work hard and need it.
5 | get a head start on a looming project
If there’s something that you’ve been putting off for a while, but you know it will make your life easier – do that! We all have one of those things that we need to do, so do it (or at least start). Get the process started and you’ll feel so much better about it later.
I’ve spent most of the “quarantine” time organizing all of my spaces, decluttering, and just getting my life together. There is so much more that I want to do and I have a running list, but I’m working my way through it and giving myself grace during the process.