Where to Start with: Self-Care
Life can be overwhelming - and maybe that’s an understatement! We all get up and go through our day to day trying to do our best with whatever life throws at us. Sometimes, you feel on top of the world. Some days, it feels like you’re at the bottom of the ocean. You may have heard the term “self care” more frequently these days - it’s a movement that’s become increasingly popular, especially as the world around us becomes more unpredictable.
While some people view self-care as self indulgent, there are some benefits that we think are worth highlighting. From small things to big things, keep reading to find out how you use self-care to take care of yourself!
As busy as life can be, it can be easy to forget to take a breath - to focus back on yourself, and make sure that you put your physical, mental and emotional well-being first. Self care can look different person to person, and we’ll get into that later!
Taking care of yourself and setting aside specific time to do so has proven health benefits. When you are functioning at your best, the effects will trickle down into other areas of your life. (https://www.everydayhealth.com/self-care/)
We all want to be the best versions of us, and sometimes that means getting yourself that pumpkin spice latte, or taking those 15 minutes away from your family to read. Want more ideas or examples? Let’s dive into how you can practice self-care that works for you.
Self-care for You
What comes to mind when you think of self-care? You have heard that things like yoga, meditation, journaling or massages are typical. However, not everyone likes the physical contact of a massage, or meditation may not be your jam! As we’ve said, self care can look very different for every individual; the most important thing is that it feels good to you.
There is no right or wrong way to go about it! And keeping your house decluttered and organized can absolutely count as a way to practice self-care. Below are some examples of how you can practice self-care, straight from Certified Professional Organizer and creator of Declutter Go, Lynne Poulton:
Lynne’s Ideas on How to Practice Self-Care
Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. Manage stress and go for regular medical check-ups.
Build your sense of belonging and connection.
Do one thing you enjoy every day.
That might mean dancing, watching a favorite TV show, working in the garden, painting or reading. You deserve it!
Find ways to relax
Try meditation, yoga, getting that massage, taking a bath, walking outdoors or just taking a moment to sit by a window and breathe.
Focus on your breath. Notice anything that passes through your awareness without judgment. If your mind starts to tackle your to-do list, just return to focusing on your breath.
Do something you loved to do as a kid.
Run through the sprinklers, swing, color, or make a mess with finger paints.
Do something you've always wanted to do.
Bake a soufflé, create a garden, learn to knit, take a cooking class - the possibilities are endless!
Watch or listen to comedy.
Via video, podcast, or website.
We only have so much time. Be protective of your time, and don’t let guilt drive your decisions.
For even more ideas, check out this link
Self-Care and Declutter Go!
Hopefully so far we’ve given you some good ideas for how you can incorporate self-care into your daily life! And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this last one: taking a chunk of time out of your day to play Declutter Go! Not only will this help keep your space organized and feeling fresh, but the game also has self-care built in! The Revive Die (which you roll first) will prepare you to declutter with six self-care based options to land on.
Lynne created the game this way to help everyone start their declutter with a positive and nurtured mindset. At the end of the game, you get a reward for your hard work and get to practice even more self-care. Because you are so worth it! Life is tough, and we all deserve to celebrate the little wins.
The next time you’re looking for a little self-care boost, try rolling the Declutter Go! Dice, and let them guide you through your self-care goals. Happy Rolling!
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