Sometimes life can get a little overwhelming and we neglect to take care of ourselves, and that’s okay because it happens to everyone. This Sunday, have a self-care day; take the time to rest, restore, and recharge yourself for the upcoming week.
This past year has been a tough one, and although it was hard, it helped me to learn a lot about myself. I was so focused on achieving goals, balancing work and getting good grades, while feeling like I was failing to meet certain expectations, that I was neglecting to take care of myself until eventually I completely burnt out.
It shouldn’t take you getting to the point where your feel completely burnt out to realize that you need to take better care of yourself. You should care for yourself the same way you care for the people you love, and respect yourself enough to know when you’ve taken on more than you can handle. You shouldn’t have to get sick to realize that it’s time for you to start practicing self-care.
So what does it mean to practice self-care?
Self-care can be as simple as finding the time to do the little things that you just need to get done, from cleaning your living space to doing your laundry. It can also be a walk in the park, a day to catch up on old projects you started but never finished, or a rest day in bed with your hot beverage of choice. Self-care is different for everybody because we all rejuvenate ourselves in different ways.
Another thing to remember...
Self-care isn’t a one-time thing, it’s an everyday thing! You shouldn’t push yourself to the point where you get sick to be reminded to take care of yourself. Just try to incorporate a few self-care habits into your daily life.
Happy Easter Everyone!!