Updated: Sep 13, 2022
What does self-care look like for you?
In the modern world and way of living, we talk about self-care a lot. The lives we live today are very different to the days of the hunter-gatherers and the farmers of the Agricultural Revolution. With the development and progress of technology, you’d think our lives would be easier.
Expectations of others
Do you ever feel like there’s an unwritten and unspoken expectation for you to be available all the time with email, phones (email on phones), instant messaging chat tools etc?
To save your brain power, I’ll keep this simple so that all you have to do is pick three self-care activities you can do for your Self this week and just take action.
You’re in charge of your wellness
Take action to bring your own wellness to balance. Take action, because you’re the only one who can do this for you – not your employer, not your family and not your friends. And you my friend, must lead by example.
Here are 17 things you can pick from. And next week perhaps you can pick a different set of three.
Play a game - go old school with a board game
Go for a walk alone – look around, smile and observe
Sit and breathe for five minutes – you can give your Self five minutes I assure you
Cook a fresh, nutritious, colourful meal – really taste, smell, feel and look at it
Read a few pages of a book – wake up your imagination
Journal your thoughts and feelings – give your Self the opportunity to process
Meditate – just see the types of things that come up in your mind in stillness
Make a fresh juice – your body will thank you for it
Lie down on the grass – neutralize your body and cells with the negative ions of the earth
Listen to an audiobook – rest your eyes and focus your hearing
Go for a massage – relieve stiff muscles and your achy body, allow the stuck energy to move
Tell your Self something nice – loving others starts with loving your Self
Call someone you’ve been thinking of – take action now instead of waiting
Compliment a stranger – how nice is it when someone says something nice to you?
Switch off all tech for at least 1 hour (phones, laptop, tv, gadgets)
Write a letter to someone the old-fashioned way – grab a pen and paper
Do that thing you’ve been putting off – just one task
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