Do you believe in self-care for the soul? Is self-care something that you practice?
Many of us gals don’t. We do everything for everyone and take care of ourselves last. Heck, I don’t have a hubster or kids, and I still try to do everything for everyone. What about you?
Guess what? That behavior needs to stop. We need to find a way to take care of ourselves too. We are no good for anyone if we aren’t cared for.
Six Ways to Practice Self-Care for Your Soul
Simplify Your Life
Do away with the things that make things complicated. Make changes to better manage the complicated and make it easier to, you know, live.
Energize Your Spirit
I’m the last one to give advice on how to do this. I guess the key here is to bring some sort of new energy into your life. Maybe it’s something you do differently or a new hobby or adding something new to your being. Whatever it is, let it energize you!
When I fell off the ladder, I was grateful that I was able to stand up and that I wasn’t dead, or worse. At that point, I learned to practice gratitude every day. Find one thing in your life to be grateful for every day. It makes you feel good. It might even energize your spirit.
Step away from the devices. Take a news break, a Facebook break, a text break, a Twitter break, a LinkedIn break, just take a break! Put the phone/tablet/laptop down. Turn it all off and enjoy a day the old-fashioned way, the way we did before technology became mainstream.
Find a way to get back to nature. Go for a walk, visit the woods, stroll on the beach. Go outside and breath. Did you know that 10-30 minutes a day is all you need to get enough Vitamin D? Yup. You can get back to nature, feed your soul and get your Vitamin D!
Arrange your life so you have room to rest. Stop moving at a thousand miles per hour and take time to be still. Breath. Sleep, Read. Meditate. You get the idea.
One thing I do for me (almost) every day is to drink a lot of water. I even joined a little group of gals who are supporting each other as we try to get our ounces in every day.
What are some ways you can practice self-care for your soul? Share in the comments!