Self-care isn’t only for weekends

Self-care means listening to your body’s needs, tending to what needs attention in yourself. Self-care isn’t only for weekends. Care for your needs every day. You know what works best for you because you know your strengths and weaknesses, your personality, your schedule.

When you want connection or need help, find the right person to talk to. When you’d like some quiet and alone time to wind down, find a few minutes in your schedule to do just that. When your body needs movement, play a song and dance to it.

What does self-care look like to you? Do you have self-care days? Or do you make time for self-care every day?

Making time for self-care everyday helps as a prevention process for me. If I’m grappling with an internal struggle, I take some time to feel the emotions tied to that struggle so that I may find peace. If I sat down most of the day for meetings and presentations, I know that my body needs movement.

Do you know yourself well? Do you know what your triggers are? Do you know what parts of yourself still need healing, light, and love?

Self-care throughout the week means that every single day, you begin and end your days with balance. Give yourself permission to free up your time. To prioritize.

Be fully there for your heart.

After you check off self-care from your to-do list, you have more presence, more space, more grace, more wholeness, and more understanding to care for others.

How are you practicing self-care this weekend? Do you believe self-care is only for weekends? What do you see as the result of completing a self-care practice?

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8 thoughts on “Self-care isn’t only for weekends

  1. Great post! I used to be soo bad at self-care – there was a stage of my life where I just didn’t really care at all – but over the last year I’ve been working on putting more effort into myself and caring for myself and I think it’s made a huge difference. I’ve started doing yoga more frequently which I think has really helped and helps me take a break away from things 😊 but I want to try and practise other self-care routines too, especially when I go back to uni

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    1. Thank you, Alice! The effort and care you put for yourself totally makes a difference 😊 I totally agree with yoga being helpful when taking a break from things. Yoga helps me with my back since that seems to be my problem area right now. Definitely make it a priority especially with going back to uni! How have you been feeling? I remember reading your post on post viral fatigue.

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      1. Ah I’m glad yoga is helpful for you too! I’m doing okay thanks 😊 The doctor is finally writing a referral letter for me which is good news, but it is taking a long time to sort it out and find the right consultant, but hopefully I’ll find one soon! For now, I’m just trying to take things slow and enjoy the summer before studying kicks in. I hope everything is well with you 😊

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  2. It’s like with your physical health. Would you rather prevent illness, or treat it? Treatment is a losing battle. Prevention gives you the upper hand. This is exactly why you SHOULD check-in with yourself every day. Some days are busier than others and there might not be plenty of time to do what you want. Take what you can get. Do something small. It helps.

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