Self-care habits are among the most important. They show the world that you value and care about you. More importantly, they show you that you care about yourself.
It is important to take care of yourself. No one is more invested in your sacred self-care than you are.
Too many of us are too focused on helping others and not focused enough on our own care. You cannot do much for others if you are not taking good care of yourself. Make yourself a priority, and you will be more useful to those you are called to serve and support.
Care for yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually with these activities:
1. Grooming. This can be a good gauge of your mental health.
Those with significant mental health issues often neglect their grooming. It is important to look and feel your best each day. It is amazing how much a shower, brushing your hair, and dressing well can do for your mood and attitude.
2. Eat Healthy.
It is hard to rise above the quality of food you put into your body. Even with conflicting diets and advice out there, you have a good idea of what foods are healthy and which are not. Experiment with different diets and take note of their effects on your mood, sleep, energy, and focus.
Exercise has a positive effect on your mind and body. Exercise enhances your ability to sleep, uplifts your mood, and can increase your longevity. The current recommendation from the medical community is to engage in at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week.
4. Practice appreciation.
Appreciation is good for your soul. It creates a sense of wellbeing and contentment even in tough circumstances. It is easy to forget how much you already have if you are not feeling appreciative and practicing gratitude each day.
5. Practice forgiveness.
Forgiving others has a powerful effect on your physical and emotional health. It also frees your mind from negative recurring thoughts and allows you to make more progress in your life. You are only draining your energy when you hold on to negative feelings toward others.
Set up a regular schedule for sleeping and stick to it. It is not difficult to realize the importance of sleep. All you have to do is skip one night to experience the powerful impact of sleep on your wellbeing.
7. Spend time with others.
You cannot spend all your time alone and remain emotionally healthy. It is necessary to interact with others. How much human contact is needed varies greatly from one person to another. No matter how much of a loner you might be, though, spending time with others matters.
8. Spend quality time alone.
Spending time with others is important, but it is important to spend some time alone, too. Everyone needs to get away and be alone occasionally. Again, how much time you need to spend alone is an individual preference. Make time for this important self-care practice.
Have you ever noticed that your self-care suffers when you are down in the dumps? Have you ever noticed how much better your self-care is when you are feeling positive and healthy? The quality of your self-care is a great barometer of your overall wellbeing.
Good sacred self-care practices are also an effective way of keeping yourself firing on all cylinders.
If you are feeling down and out, give extra attention to your sacred self-care. You deserve the time and attention.
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