Its been said over and over again. Self care is important. It matters and it needs t be done. Self care is not selfishness.
I know that self care is important because I have taken it for granted in the past. Now that I am older, I know that it really matters. I can't function well and be who I'm supposed to be if I don't take care of myself first.
So, here are a couple of ways to practice self care.
This is probably the one thing we all took for granted the most. However, sleep is really important because this is the time our body heals and the time that our body recovers so that we're ready to face another day.
2. Vitamins and water
These days, we need to ensure that we take our daily dose of vitamins. We also need to drink at least 8 glasses of water. This is the one that I struggle with so what I did was to get myself a really nice tumbler with a straw. The reason for this is because I've realized that I tend to drink more from something that has a straw.
I write down my thoughts so that they don't overwhelm me. It feels good to be able to just put down into words thoughts that I may not be able to express publicly or out loud.
I use my WOW Fiesta whenever I feel blue. Singing eases any sadness and it helps to also bond with my family. I know that not everyone can sing but thankfully, we're able to carry a decent tune enough that no neighbor has complained when we use our WOW Fiesta too much.
Lastly, I diamond paint. There's something about the whole mindless process of putting in one bead at a time that just helps to still the mind. I also end up with great works of art such as these two below and I feel great whenever I see it.
Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, always remember that self care matters. Before you can take care of someone properly, you need to be taking care of yourself because at the end of the day,you only have yourself to count on.