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?