Self care appears to be getting quite a bit of recognition lately, but why now and why do we need a reminder from every (social) media outlet to take better care of ourselves? Every blog post, instagram ad or podcast episode I tune into seems to highlight this topic and how it can be the key to living a balanced life.
So, what is self care? Self Care is a practice of checking in with yourself, listening to your emotional and physical needs, and taking the time to honor them in order to have the best relationship with oneself and the ones you love.It really is as simple as it sounds, just making time for things that fill your cup. The best part about self care is that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to do. It can reduce stress, anxiety and give you more energy and motivation in your life to accomplish goals or tasks.
So, where do we start? For one, self care activities are absolutely something you enjoy doing. It is also usually planned, and not something that happens spontaneously. Think of it like a date with yourself. Here are 10 easy self care activity ideas that could help bring more balance to your life.
- Go on a walk
- Take a bath
- Read a good book
- Sleep 7-9 hrs per night
- Drink 60-80 oz of water per day
- Listen to your favorite album
- Phone a good friend