How have I not shared about Self-Care yet?
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YOU GUYS!!! If you know me at all, you know I am super passionate about self-care. Like SUPER passionate! It's one of the reasons I started Real Mom Tribe!
Okay, okay, enough about that, let's just dip our toe in real quick! Most people I talk to have no clue where to start when it comes to self-care, so let's just brush that surface today.
Self-care can be as simple as spelling the word itself! See below.
Skincare - Your skin protects your body and all that's inside it. You need to treat it well and keep it healthy. This is the one area of my life that I do not skimp on. I make sure that my skin has the best quality products. These products here are my favorite because they are good clean ingredients, and it feels like a luxury spa at home!
Exercise - This goes back to my previously stated statement. You only get one body. Movement keeps it healthy and that is the very definition of SELF CARE. Taking care of yourself! I like to "work out" at home with online videos or just a good old fashioned dance party with my kids! Put your favorite form of movement in the comments section!
Laydown - Sometimes what our mind and body need is a RESET! Take a minute, lay down, close your eyes. Even if you don't actually nap, at least you are taking a break and that is a step in the right direction!
Feet - Ah, now here is what most people think of when they think self-care. PAMPERING. And you know what, they are right! Nothing beats a good pedicure, except maybe a foot zone. Check out my gal, Head to Sole, for more info on what this practice actually is.
Create - Okay, now don't @ me for this one. Give it a chance! I am a firm believer that getting your creative juices flowing is SO good for your mental health. Doing something that you enjoy and creating something new makes the soul happy! I'm a crafty person, but not everyone is. You can write, take photos, paint, make a video, whatever it may be. Try making something out of nothing and see how it makes you feel!
Affirm - This trend is a growing one. I was late to the game, but after I found Starlight and Love, I am now a firm believer! She sent me her affirmation cards a while back and I cannot wait to buy another set. There are plenty of pages on Instagram you can check out too, or you can look some up on YouTube or even Pinterest.
Realistic - THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT! Please, please, please do not set yourself up for failure. If you only have 10 minutes to take a shower, then embrace it and make it the best damn 10 minutes of your day. If you can afford a massage, then, by all means, go get a massage! But do not commit to something outside your reach.
Enjoy! - Okay, I said the last one was the most important, but I feel like this one is without a doubt the MOST important part of self-care. If you aren't enjoying it, then it's not self-care, plain and simple.
And it truly is as simple as that!
But okay, if that wasn't enough for you today then please check out my friends below who are also sharing blogs about self-care today!