Self care isnt a one time deal. It’s the constant repetition of little habits, that together positively effect you emotionally, physically, and mentally. It is so important to regularly include in your life a little bit of love and attention for your own body, mind, and soul.
Try and fit some of these little self care tips into your day to make sure you are taking care of your self so you can be a better version of yourself for your family, friends and clients!
Try to pick one from each category, and include them in your life this week.
FOR THE MIND:
Take another route to work – Mixing up your routine in small ways creates new neural pathways in the brain to keep it healthy.
Punctuate your day with a mini-meditation or yoga – Do a mini meditation in your own home or take a class at one of our favorite places, One Life yoga.
Do a mini-declutter – This one is the best! Recycle three things from your wardrobe that you don’t love or regularly wear.
Unplug for an hour – Switch everything to airplane mode and free yourself from the constant sounds and activity of social media and email.
Edit your social media feeds, and take out any negative people – You can just “mute” them; you don’t have to delete them.
and yes BE SELFISH – Do one thing today just because it makes you happy.
FOR THE BODY
Stretch out the kinks – If you’re at work, you can always head to the bathroom to avoid strange looks.
Take a walk or hike – exercise is always a good thing! There are plenty of places to walk and hike in our beautiful city!
Make one small change to your diet for the week – Drink an extra glass of water each day, or have an extra portion of veggies each meal.
Be still – Sit somewhere green, and be quiet for a few minutes. We suggest The Huntington Gardens.
Get fifteen minutes of sun – especially if you’re in a cold climate. (Use sunscreen if appropriate.)
Have a good laugh – Read a couple of comic strips that you enjoy or plan to attend a show at The Ice House Comedy Club
FOR THE SOUL:
Help someone – Carry a bag, open a door, or pick up an extra carton of milk for a neighbor.
Check in with your emotions – Sit quietly and just name without judgment what you’re feeling.
Write out your thoughts – Go for fifteen minutes on anything bothering you. Then let it go as you burn or bin the paper.
Choose who you spend your time with today – Hang out with “Radiators” who emit enthusiasm and positivity, and not “Drains” whose pessimism and negativity robs energy.
Make a small connection – Have a few sentences of conversation with someone in customer service such as a sales assistant or barista.
Have a self-date – Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you (reading, your hobby, visiting a museum or gallery)
Relax – Have a long bath or shower, sit around in your bathrobe, and read magazines and of course get your products from The Soap Kitchen.
Ask for help – big or small, but reach out.
And always if you want the ultimate relaxation and are able to book a massage or facial, do so at one of our favorite local Spas.