Do people ask you how you are? Most people would say yes to this, but are you asked how you do it? I could attest that my girlfriends ask me this – and there are a couple of things I tell them depending on self-care activity I was doing then.
What is Self-Care?
With that being said, let us define what self-care is.
Self-care is any activity that we do on purpose to take care of our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health. This sounds simple in theory, but honestly, this is something easily overlooked if you do not intentionally take time to do it.
If you are kind to yourself, self-care improves your mood and reduces your anxiety. Good self-care could then mean a better relationship with yourself and with others.
Self-care, by all means, is not being selfish. It is not only about considering our needs but knowing that being able to take care of ourselves means that we will be able to take care of others as well. I’m pretty sure you have already heard a little quote that says, ‘you must love yourself before you love another.’
By this time, you’d know that with a self-care checklist, you have to start with the basics. Try and find the routine or system that could work for you and then work around it. And since self-care is something you do on purpose, you have to plan it.
Actively choose the activity you want and if you could ask someone to do it with you, all the better – for you to stick to it and commit. Since you want to commit, make every self-care activity as intentional as it can be. Keep in mind why you are doing it and what you want the outcome to be and let it be your drivi