You must care for yourself first before you can go out into the world and care for others.
In it’s most simple form, you deserve to eat healthy foods, exercise your body regularly, reduce your stressful triggers, manage your own time wisely, learn relaxation techniques, engage in mindfulness, avoid “compassion fatigue”, and practice assertiveness. That’s all easy to say but really, much, much harder to put into practice.
Jump start the process and use the following ideas to brainstorm your own self-care plan:
Share some of your favorite self-care routines in the comments below. And when you are ready, join us for the 30 Day Self-Care Challenge!