Self-care is so essential but is often neglected. We often forget that taking care of our mind body and spirit are essential to a full, healthy, happy life. I, for one, have the habit of neglecting myself until my tank is essentially on empty.
“If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”
This is not good and it takes much more effort to recover from zero percent than at 30 percent. It is so important to take more breaks for ourselves.
The key to a great Self-Care September, as well as a life full of self-care, is to schedule your “me-time.”
Put your “me-time” time on your calendar just like you would any other important event. It matters and your self-care matters too.
Ideas for “Me-Time” – Self Date and Self Care
Self-care can look like a lot of things depending on what is needed.
For instance, if you are running on 2 hours of sleep, self-care for that situation should probably be stillness and rest. But if you are feeling low or depressed, self-care may be an energizing and creative outing.
Organize and adjust your self-care to fit your unique need at the time.
I love this quote from Brene Brown: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
The same sentiment should go for the time you spend with yourself:
Treat yourself as you would someone you love. Spoil yourself the way you would spoil someone you love. Love on yourself the way you would someone you love. Date yourself the way you would date someone you love.
I want to encourage you to make it a part of your routine to spend some time pouring into yourself regularly and routinely. Take yourself on a date and enjoy yourself.
Below I have some tips and ideas below for your self-care dates that you can incorporate into your life.
Buy yourself flowers
Spend the night out of town- staycation
Take a trip to beach
Try visiting an aquarium
Rent a fancy car
Try a mixology class
Take a spa day
Go to a gun range
Buy a new plant
Rent a movie
Paint and sip
Wear your pjs all day
Go bar hopping
Explore a jazz club
Set up a bonfire
Bake something new
Take yourself to a comedy show
Visit a botanical garden
Make ice-cream from scratch
“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” Diane Von Furstenberg
Need some more inspiration?
Try and make it a game. Put all the ideas in a jar and pick a random one out weekly. Create a bucket list and try to mark them all odd. Add some mindfulness and journal how you felt before and after.
These are just a few ideas that can help boost your self-care journey and help you stay in a positive state. Remember to schedule in your “me-time” on your calendar and modify for what you need. Become attuned to your needs and what fills you up and watch your life flourish.
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