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Simple Self-Care Tips
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Simple Self-Care Tips

Simple Self-Care Tips

In this modern society, there are so many roles that we must juggle each and every day – spouse, partner, parent, employee, care-taker, mentor. As we scramble to eke out enough time to meet our myriad responsibilities, we often wish we could clone ourselves. But, alas, there is only one us – and to be effective at accomplishing all of our tasks, we need to take very good care of the only one of us there is.

When it comes to self-care, everyone has different needs since the varying demands put on us affect us in very different ways. Some need to nourish their bodies more effectively, others need mental and emotional support to cope with life’s stresses, still others require food for the soul to recharge their spiritual stores. Realistically, though, most of us need a combination of all three.

Here are some simple self-care activities that can go a long way to recharge our batteries so that we can be our healthiest, most vibrant, and joyful selves. We can mix and match them, depending on the needs that we feel at any given moment.

Self-Care for The Body

Try a new fitness class – like yoga, spinning or barre
Go for a walk, run, or bike ride
Take a cat nap
Get a good night’s sleep
Get a facial, massage or mani-pedi
Eat plenty of real, whole, nutrient-dense fruits & veggies
Take vitamins & supplements for extra nutritional support & to fill in the gaps

Self-Care For Mind & Emotions

Speak words of loving kindness to yourself
Unplug from technology
Watch a funny movie or go to a comedy club & laugh
Be creative – do a craft project, sing, dance, paint, whatever gets your creative juices flowing
Snuggle up with your pet
Go on a date night with your partner or friend
Have a girls/guys night out
Curl up & read a good book
Sit quietly & enjoy a cup of tea or a good meal

Self-Care For The Spirit

List 10 things you are grateful for
Keep a journal
Go out into nature & take a hike
Meditate – or simply stop & pay attention to your breath
Lay in the grass & look up at the clouds
Put your bare feet into a running stream, grass or sand
Go fishing, camping, kayaking or anything else in nature
Go to church, synagogue, mosque, temple or any place that is sacred to you

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