Self care includes anything you do to keep yourself healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Prioritising self care doesn't always come easily, and in the rush and routine of everyday life, it is often the first thing that gets put on the back-burner - especially when we find ourselves in challenging situations or times of high stress - which is often when self care becomes most crucial.
Self care is important as it gives us an opportunity to take a step back from the stressors of everyday life and do something for ourselves that makes us feel good.
Here we share some ideas on ways you can make self care a priority....
Go for a walk
Lay in the sunshine
Practice earthing by walking outside barefoot
Rearrange or declutter a room
Read a book or a magazine
Do some yoga or Pilates
Make yourself a home-cooked meal
Practice a healthy sleep routine by going to bed earlier and aiming to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night
Meet up with a friend for coffee or reach out to an old friend
Compliment yourself or someone else
Watch a movie or TV show
Write in a diary or gratitude journal
Listen to music
Play a game
Do a puzzle
Have a candle-lit bubble bath
We hope these ideas give you some things you can add to your self care routine.