I’ve been working extra lately, trying to make rent & pay the rest of a trip I’m taking next month. It you’d like to help with these efforts, you can visit my Etsy shop & purchase a copy of the Design Your Life journal or photo prints! 🙂 The Journal is a more comprehensive workbook version of the Design Your Life series I did back in December.
Basically because of the extra time I’ve been working, I’ve had less time for self care. I generally do facials once a week, but didn’t have time for it this weekend. Additionally I try to workout at least 4 times a week but slacked on that last week as well. So today, when I was preparing myself for the day I almost forfeited my normal routine to go rush here and there and take care of responsibilities. I decided that it would be more beneficial for me to make sure my cup is full before leaving the house. I did some Pilates, took my dog on a long walk and spent some extra time washing my hair in the shower and it felt great. My takeaway from all this is there’s ALWAYS time for self care.
I didn’t have time to do my facial before I left the house, so I left a little reminder for myself for when I got home.
Which is a really good tip for making sure you’re engaging in self care. Set reminders for yourself around your home, workspace or even on your phone. It can be as simple as reminders to take a deep breath. Self care isn’t always easy or natural to practice regularly, give yourself cues wherever and whenever you can.