A couple of days ago I asked my followers what self care meant to them. So many people responded with some really great answers, otherwise known as Self-Care Tips. What stood out was the idea that Self-Care is individual to everyone, yet a universal term.
Self-Care has been a work in progress for me. I’ve had a history of worrying about others way too much and not enough about myself. When I created my blog and Instagram account under the name Anxiously Awesome two years ago, I entered a community in which I was always learning something new. One of those things was Self-Care. I never learnt how to properly take care of myself and I didn’t know how to put myself first.
Self care has been a work in progress and I’m slowly learning what self care means to me and how I can apply it to my everyday life. So, I am going to share some of my own self care tips with you!
- Taking a hot shower
- Saying no
- An appointment with my counsellor
- Writing a blog post
- Sleeping in
- Wearing clothes that are comfortable
Here are some Self-Care Tips from my followers:
- Cleaning my apartment
- Positive acts that improve my life
- Doing what feels good
- Keeping a balance in my life
- Drinking enough water and eating enough food
- Taking care of the basics
- Recharging my spirit
Self-Care is not Selfish
Self-Care means doing something for yourself that will make you feel better. It doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. Some days, it’s an accomplishment to do the tiny things, like showering, getting dressed or going grocery shopping. Learning how to take care of myself has been a journey; I have slowly learnt to say no to people and how to put my mental and physical health first.
Self-Care is not selfish; we deserve to care for ourselves as much as we would care for others. I hope reading this blog post has helped you to create some of your own Self Care Tips. Happy Self Care Sunday!