On this Mother’s Day I want to take the opportunity to remind everyone to take care of yourself. It is easy to get caught up in the demands of everyone around you and by the end of any given day you feel spent and empty. We give so much, in order to be the best version of ourselves we need to take care of ourselves too.
Take Care of Yourself! Here are the 4 self care rituals that you can’t afford to skip!
۞Journal Every Day ۞
Find the time of day that works for you and write down every day what is heaviest on your mind. Then write out your goals for that day or the next day depending on when you journal. Writing down your worries and concerns makes them feel less horrifying once you have them down on paper. It will help you think better on what is the best way to deal with them. Just dealing with all the worries running around your brain can leave you feeling crazy and without any idea of how to even start putting that worry behind you. I promise writing it down will help.
۞ Move at least 30 Minutes Every Day ۞
Walk, run, play kickball with your kids. No matter how you do it, do some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. According to the American Heart Association you need 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week of moderate exercise. I can tell you from personal everyday experience, it reduces stress big time. If I am feeling down or depressed I drag myself to the gym and I feel 100 times better. I cannot stress enough the importance for your mental and physical health to get yourself moving!
۞ Invest Time in Skin Care Rituals ۞
The definition of a ritual as per Google search is “a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone.” The key word is regularly. Wash and moisturize your face and neck daily. This is not optional for anyone, everyone has a face and everyone needs to take care of it. Get to know your skin, get to know what it likes and meet it at its needs. Is it dry? Is it Oily? Google will tell you everything you need to know based on your skin type or for a professional opinion go see your dermatologist. It is never too early to start and I have heard it said at a skin care class that girls should start at the age of 12.
۞ Hydrate ۞
Drink water! It is good for you skin, energy levels and a natural appetite suppressant. Here is a nifty hydration calculator for you to determine how much you need to drink a day via this link: https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/water_calculator.htm
There are many ways to take care of yourself and I will cover more down the road but to get you started try these out. You can’t be your best self if you are not taking care of yourself and these are some very basic ways to get you started. Plan it out in your calendar when and how you can make this happen. Put reminders in your phone, whatever it takes, take care of you!
Do you already have some self-care rituals in place? Please share them in the comments below!
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