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Create Sustainable Habits for Self Care Success

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Today, let’s discuss a topic close to our hearts: self-care. As women, we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own, leaving little time or energy for ourselves. But the truth is, self-care is not selfish. On the contrary, it’s essential for our well-being and ability to handle everything life throws at us.

Self-care can take many forms, and finding what works for you is essential. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Prioritize Sleep

Small daily routine changes can significantly impact our overall health and well-being. Prioritizing sleep is one of them. 

Allocating enough time for a restful sleep is essential for recharging the body and mind, so be sure to get at least 7-8 hours of shut-eye every night. 

Regularly sticking to a consistent bedtime and wake-up time helps as well, allowing you to develop an optimal sleeping schedule and avoid burnout in the long run. Giving yourself the gift of good sleep has many potential benefits; why not give yourself a favor and try it out?

Move Your Body

Everyone wants to feel happy, relaxed, and healthy; moving your body is a truly satisfying way to achieve all those feelings. Exercise can not only make you physically stronger, but it can also boost your mental clarity and give you an overall sense of well-being. 

Taking just a few minutes to exercise your body each day will help you reap the rewards throughout the week and beyond. 

So why not take some time for yourself and find something that fits into your lifestyle that brings you joy? 

Exercise should be something you look forward to doing, and with so many options available, we invite you to find the activity that works best for you. You’ll be sure to feel better in no time!

Take Breaks

It can be easy to forget or feel guilty about taking a break from everyday life, but taking that extra step is incredibly important. It’s like refueling your engine to keep going and reach your goals. 

Whether it’s five minutes of reading, a morning walk, or ten minutes of meditation, these little moments dedicated to yourself will help replenish your energy and help bring clarity to the hustle and bustle of day-to-day stressors. 

Doing something that brings you joy is the best nourishment for the body and soul, so don’t be afraid to take time away from your regular workload!

Nourish Your Body

Feeding your body with healthy, wholesome foods has incredible effects on the mind and body. Nourishing your system by consuming nutrient-rich food aids in keeping a robust immune system and provides mental clarity that can help you tackle anything life throws at you. 

Eating right lays the foundation for feeling your best – energize yourself naturally with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to give your body the energy it needs to power through the day. 

Don’t forget to stay hydrated too! 

Proper nutrition helps keep you positive and productive – start now and discover the benefits of taking care of your body today!

Connect with Others

Human connection is a vital part of our well-being. Relationships with those closest to us – family, friends, and loved ones – can give us a sense of joy that can be difficult to find anywhere else. 

Now, more than ever, we must make time for meaningful discussions and deepen our bond with those we care about. 

That could mean spending an extra few minutes on the phone updating them on our lives or even taking the time to travel and visit those who were otherwise far away. Creating these connections will take effort and determination, but it will all be worth it when we return home feeling fulfilled after catching up with our community.

Make Your Wellbeing A Priority 

Remember, self-care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. What works for someone else may not work for you, and that’s okay. The important thing is to prioritize your well-being and find the self-care practices that work best for you.

So go ahead and take some time for yourself today. You deserve it, and your ability to handle whatever comes your way will thank you for it.

Until next time, keep handling it, She-Handlers!

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Last modified: March 7, 2023