Self-care is a hot topic this year.  I love the topic every year.  As a blogger, I get to find topics that are fun, interesting and trending to talk to about with you, my amazing audience. Today is Saturday, a day filled with possibilities, rest, fun. As a nurse, I work 12 days and then take 2 days off. I choose to work this schedule because I am also a single mom and like the extra money. So today is Day 1 of my 2 days off.

Taking care of yourself is one of my core topics. This year, 2020, it’s a hot word because so many people were stuck at home during this not-so-fun virus. 

The term gets tossed around like salad.  What is self-care exactly?

Prioritizing You

Self Care is making yourself the top priority for a specific amount of time.  This isn’t a time to multitask work, parenting, etc.  It’s time set aside for whatever is most important for you right now.

To clarify what is most important in my free time, I ask myself this question:

At the end of this day, what will make me feel successful?

For instance, today we have scheduled making Halloween cookies with my daughter and granddaughter.

This activity is the 1 thing I want to accomplish today. So, no matter what else does or doesn’t get done I will be happy with this day making Halloween cookies with my girls.

Emotional

Self-care is finding ways emotionally, spiritually and physically to meet your needs in a meaningful way.

Emotional can look like so many things. Here are a few:

Journaling 

Growth Plans

Creating a beautiful space for yourself

Reading affirmations daily

Limiting time around difficult people

Spending time with friends

Spiritual

This can relate to God/or Higher Power or not.

Spiritual care can look like:

Nourishing your soul

Meditation 

Striving for purpose and meaning

Physical

This is focusing on taking care of and nurturing your body.

Rest

Massage

Mani/Pedi 

Eating well

You want to include things on this list that are enjoyable, not things that feel like an obligation.

Self-Care Ideas

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