5 Simple Ways To Practice Self-Care Regularly

We don’t always realize the benefit of practicing self-care until it is too late, then we wonder why we are so stressed out over the small irritations in life. It vital to realize that we only have one life and one body, which brings me to today’s topic of self-care…

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I will be the first to admit that I don’t look after myself, quite as well as I should or could. I do try, here and there, but I sometimes forget that I am the most important person in my life.

In an effort to increase practicing self-care, I thought of 5 simple ways to practice it more often:

// SCHEDULE IT ON YOUR CALENDAR //

Most of the time we think practicing self-care will take hours out of our week and then we make all sorts of excuses about why it’s so difficult to practice, STOP THINKING THAT WAY…If you don’t have an hour a day or even 30 minutes, start with 10-minute slots and schedule it on your calendar, NOW. Create a recurring calendar entry, with an alarm, to set the stage for practicing more mindful self-care time.

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TIP: Schedule your self-care at a time which would suit your current schedule/situation the best. If you are a morning person consider taking some time out before work or if you are a night owl consider taking a little time in the evening. The more consistent you are, the better chance you have of self-care becoming a daily habit.

// KNOW YOUR WHY //

This is an important question for almost anything in life including practicing daily self-care. If you know, why it’s beneficial for you to practice self-care regularly. You will be more prone to stick it out and do it.We all have different motivations in life, my why, could be the complete opposite of your why, because of our different backgrounds and current life situations.

REGULAR-SELF-CARE-SIMPLY-ORGANIZE-LIFE-BLOG-KNOW-YOUR-WHYThe best way to approach this is to make a list of 5 benefits of why self-care is important to you. Write this down in a notebook or save it on your favorite note keeping app. Make sure you have quick access, whenever you need to revisit them. This will help you stay motivated throughout the whole process.

// ORGANIZE YOUR SPACE //

Life can be messy sometimes and usually, the outside reflects the inside. In order to take care of yourself, you also need to look around at your physical space and ask yourself, is this a reflection of what is going on inside of me?

If your house is full of clutter and stuff you don’t like or need, it can lead to feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. This can also leave you feeling drained, which leads to less self-care.The key here is to start small. These 2 articles might give you push in the right direction:1. 20 Things You {Probably} Can Live Without
2. Clear Clutter in 5 Easy Steps

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If it’s not possible to organize your entire house, start with 1 room and make it your place of peace. Here you practice self-care without the guilt attached to a messy space.

// MAKE A SELF-CARE TO-DO LIST //

The same as knowing your why, it is important to know what refreshes you and fills up your love tank. This will help you to use your self-care time more efficiently. For me reading a few pages in a book before bed is AMAZING, but not everyone likes to read. So find something that you enjoy doing.

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I have found this amazing list over on the Get Mom Balanced blog, which you can steal some ideas from :)

// DON’T FEEL GUILTY //


This is a big one… We cannot feel guilty for wanting to spend time with and on ourselves. Like I mentioned in the introduction, you only get one body and one life. If we don’t make it a priority to look after ourselves, NO ONE WILL.Take your 10 minutes a day (or whatever time you have) to connect with yourself. Out of that space, it would be much easier to serve others and meet the demands of our daily stress-filled lives. Make YOU, your biggest priority.

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There you have it, my 5cents on self-care. Since I started taking small steps to implementing self-care into my daily routine, I am a much more organized. I also now see the value it is adding to my relationships with friends and family, my married life, and even my daily homemaking tasks.

Take the plunge today, you won’t regret it…

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// I would love to hear from you… //
How often do you practice self-care and what do you to fill up your love tank?

I’m a 20-something city girl, with a passion for helping people to organize their lives. I am totally crazy about my husband, chocolates, cats and coffee. I love writing about anything that can simplify your life, so that you can enjoy the important stuff like family.

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