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How to Create The Perfect Self-Care Routine

Life chucks us a LOT of curveballs that we just have to respond to in the moment (like running into an ex in the supermarket or elephants stampeding the streets 🐘🐘🐘). Buttt, if we’re able to create a self-care routine that sets us up for the best state of mind we can possibly have, it makes everything else we want to achieve that much easier!

So, how do we create a self-care routine? It can be hard to know where to start or what’s right for us… don’t worry though! I’m here to help you create one that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life throws your way. 💪 So, let's get into it!

Step 1: Assess Your Needs 🌈

Before diving into your self-care routine, take a moment to reflect on what you truly need. Are you looking for relaxation, motivation, or emotional healing? By identifying your needs, you'll be able to create a personalized routine that addresses your unique situation. Grab a pen and paper and jot down some areas you'd like to focus on. ✍️

Step 2: Create Your Self-Care Menu 🍃

Now that you know what you need, it's time to create a "menu" of self-care activities to choose from. Think of it as your go-to list of nourishing, soothing, and uplifting activities. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Mindful Moments 🧘

  • Meditation
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Practicing gratitude or journaling

Physical Care 🏃

  • Yoga, stretching, or other gentle exercises
  • Going for a walk or run in nature
  • Dancing or other fun ways to get moving

Emotional Healing 💗

  • Connecting with loved ones
  • Engaging in hobbies or creative outlets
  • Watching a feel-good movie or reading an inspiring book

Rest & Relaxation 😴

  • Taking a warm bath or shower
  • Practicing muscle relaxation
  • Enjoying a cozy nap or simply spending time in silence

Feel free to add any activities that make you feel good and cater to your needs. Remember, your self-care menu is uniquely yours! 🌟 *I’ve got Bubble Tea in my self-care menu, don’t judge me! 🧋* 

Step 3: Prioritize & Schedule Your Self-Care 🌻

Now that you have your menu, it's time to make self-care a priority. Look at your daily or weekly schedule and find pockets of time to dedicate to your wellbeing. It doesn't have to be a huge chunk of time—even 10 or 15 minutes can make a difference. The key is to be consistent and make self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. 📆

💡 Pro tip y’all: Setting reminders or alarms on your phone can be super helpful in keeping your self-care commitment! ⏰

Step 4: Create Your Self-Care Sanctuary 🏠

Having a dedicated space for self-care can make your routine feel extra special. Whether it's a cozy corner of your bedroom, a peaceful spot in your garden, or a dedicated "zen den," create a space that feels soothing and inviting. Fill it with items that bring you joy, like candles, soft blankets, or your favourite plants. 🌿

Step 5: Make Your Routine Adaptable & Flexible 🌊

Life is full of surprises, and your self-care routine should be able to roll with the punches. Keep an open mind and be willing to experiment with new activities or switch up your self-care menu as needed. Some days, you may need more relaxation, while on others, you might crave physical activity or social connection. Some activities that used to work for you might stop… Embracing flexibility will keep your self-care routine relevant and effective. 🌟

Step 6: Share Your Self-Care Journey 🤝

There's something magical about sharing your self-care journey with others. Not only does it help keep you accountable, but it can also inspire your friends and loved ones to prioritize their mental wellbeing. Plus, you might discover new self-care activities to try or receive valuable support and encouragement. So, don't be shy—share your experiences, and let's lift each other up! 🎈

Step 7: Be Patient & Persistent 💪

Creating a self-care routine that truly nourishes your mental well-being takes time, practice, and patience. There may be days when it feels challenging or even impossible to prioritize self-care but remember: every little bit counts. Stay persistent, and trust that you're making progress—even if it doesn't always feel like it. Your future self will thank you! 💌

Step 8: Celebrate Your Self-Care Wins 🎉

Last, but not least, remember to celebrate your self-care victories, no matter how small! Did you meditate for five minutes today? Treat yourself to a mini dance party! 🕺 Did you finally try that new yoga class? Give yourself a pat on the back! Celebrating your successes will help build a positive self-care mindset and reinforce the importance of prioritizing your mental wellbeing.

✨All in all ✨

YOU DID IT! Well done my heart 😘 Creating a self-care routine is an essential step towards better mental wellbeing. By assessing your needs, curating a self-care menu, prioritizing your well-being, and remaining adaptable, you'll set yourself up for everything else you want to achieve. Remember: you deserve to be nurtured and cared for, just like everyone else, and in your own way. So, let's celebrate the crazy, beautiful, uniquely wonderful person you are and give yourself the love and attention you deserve! Because loving ourselves isn’t just a feeling: It takes ACTION! 👌 Now, let’s fly butterfly 🌈🦋🦋🌈

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Delaney Zaleski