Ideas for Self Care

The principle of “taking care of self” is such an important principle for a balanced, happy, peaceful and healthy life. Self care is not selfish. Practicing self-care and self-love has become an essential part of my life and it has helped me stay upbeat and true to myself despite all the setbacks and obstacles life has thrown my way. It never ceases to amaze me how grounding and rewarding a few simple habits of self-care can be. I’ve never felt so at peace with myself and my life and it gets better every single day.

Developing a nurturing self-care is super easy and fun to do. It’s best to experiment a bit to figure out what feels right for you. Here are a few things you can do for self care :

  • Listen to Music – Music can help uplift your mood. Create a happy playlist in advance so you have it ready to use when you need it most.
  • Go & Play – Is there anything you love to fo but don’t make time for any more? Call a friend and make a plan to play.
  • Learn Something New – Learn something to help your self development. You can find lots of free courses online in subjects such as nutrition, confidence, fitness and more.
  • Get Artistic – This is a fantastic way to express your emotions and can be very therapeutic. Affordable art supplies can be picked up from discount shops.
  • Get it Down on Paper – Writing is another therapeutic outlet and a fab way to clear your head. All you need is a pen and paper to get started and let the thoughts flow out.

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

28 responses to “Ideas for Self Care”

    • Ah yes, music is very important. We all have the ability and capacity to respond to music (despite what your crusty, old music teacher might have implied in grade school). This is because music is a human invention – made by humans, for humans – and has been around for many, many moons. There are even some who suggest that humans may have been singing before they ever spoke a word. To quote Oliver Sacks from his fascinating book Musicophillia: Tales of Music and the Brain – “music is part of being human.”

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    • Thank you Lucy. I am glad you liked it. We know self-care actually makes you more effective and energetic. When you avoid things that make you feel physically and mentally well, you deplete your confidence and self-esteem. Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, sometimes called self-love. It produces positive feelings, which improves confidence and self-esteem too.

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    • You are most welcome. I am glad you liked my post. Self care is important indeed. Self-care is important for your family and friends too. They learn from you, so setting functional boundaries to take care of yourself shows them that they too need to put themselves first and not overextend or overwork. Unhealthy relationships come about when you don’t take time for your needs.

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    • Thank you for reminding me an important point here Gail. When you’re feeling a deluge of negative emotions, you know that it can be helpful to “walk it off.” And according to a new study, there’s evidence to back up the stress-releasing strategy. I am glad you stopped by my post.

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  1. EmpressInspire you were spot on with Music, Writing, and getting together with Friends or Family.
    Here are a few other things.
    Pampering Myself
    Watching/Walking Bare feet in the Rain

    Just to Name a Few. Thanks for asking.

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    • Thank you. I am glad my post has helped you give importance to self care. We can’t pour from an empty cup. We need to take care of our mind and bodies before we can take care of others. Have a great Sunday.


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