Self-care is extremely important for anyone trying to live a sustainable and healthy life.  We give so much to others day to day, whether with our families or jobs leaving very little time for ourselves.  Learning to restore and recenter our body, mind and soul can all be nurtured by taking time for self care.  

These are 10 Great Ways To Take Care Of You…

1.Meditation and Prayer

Start each morning and end the day with prayer, giving thanks for the new day. Take a few moments and practice deep breathing only focusing on your body, feelings and thoughts.

2.Stretching

This is great for releasing tension and stress.  I’ve found that yoga, even if a simple 15 minute stretch workout can do wonders for the body and will leave you feeling brand new.  

3. Simplify Your Schedule

If you feel as if you are doing too much then you most likely are.  Re-evaluate what and who takes up the most time in your life. Let go of whatever isn’t truly bringing value and anything that may be creating stress.

4. Create Gratitude List

Write down all of the things you are grateful for then get excited as it increases.

5.Keep a Journal

Take a few minutes to write down and release all of what’s on your mind to lighten your “mental” load.

6. Spend time with good people

Hang out with those you love the most and the ones that make you feel your best.

7.Take a walk 

Use this time to practice breathing exercises and clear your mind.  This is also a great time to reflect on all of the things you are grateful for.

8. Be still 

Sometimes it’s good and much needed to just do nothing.  Find a quiet place, in or outdoors and just be still and present in the moment.

9. Take a warm bath

Add candlelight, a book or soft music and just enjoy this time for yourself.

10. Proper sleep

Your body won’t run on empty.  Take a nap or go to bed a little earlier sometimes to get more rest.

Self care should become our top priority, because if we aren’t at our best then we can’t put our all into other things.  Learn to take the time for “you” with no hesitation and no sense of guilt.

“The body is your temple, keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”