5 Self- Care Habits

These self-care habits have changed my life! It initially started with fitness and once I was able to fully master that I started introducing more self-care habits into my life. These self-care habits allowed me to reduce my anxiety and fulfilled me on the MIND and BODY level.

My Top 5 Self Care Habits:

These self-care habits have changed my life! It initially started with fitness and once I was able to fully master that I started introducing more self-care habits into my life. These self-care habits allowed me to reduce my anxiety and fulfilled me on the MIND and BODY level.

Here are my top 5 Self Care Habits:

Excercise

Introducing exercise into my routine literally changed my life! It gives me high energy levels, makes me happy and it allows me to sleep better at night. Initially, I started going twice a week which later switched to six and even seven times a week! It became more than just a place where I go to workout; it became my place of inspiration and so much more.

Think of the gym as something more than just a treadmill or elliptical machine. Change that mindset to appreciating what a little bit of cardio can do for not only your BODY but your MIND. If you feel like you are struggling it’s also helpful to have an accountability partner to hold you to it.

Read More about the benefits of regular exercise.

Gratitude

The more I practice gratitude the more I feel the power of my day to what I have accomplished and what I have in front of me. There are days that can be tougher than others and this is why I know its important to take a step back and appreciate what we have. Sometimes its a bit more challenging to practice gratitude and think about what we are thankful for as we come up with the most common responses such as family, work, health, etc.

The best way to practice gratitude is to think about what you are thankful for in the last 24 hours. It gives you a different kind of perspective of appreciation for something such as finishing your paper, going to the gym, or simply as holding a door for someone (which realistically you would not think of that if you were thinking of BIG moments).

Break from Social Media

Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in comparison trap and when that happens TAKE A BREAK! I had cycles where I completely deactivated my Instagram and took longer breaks up to a week. When it comes to Facebook I think I deleted it completely for about a year! To only find myself making a new one because I was missing the connections with my family and friends overseas. This break, however, allowed me to recognize how important it’s to take a break from social media and allow myself to BE in the moment with myself.

Taking a break from social media is a healthy habit to introduce in our routine especially since we spend hours on it. Unplugging on the weekend is a great way to get started and regaining control and enjoying your own presence and others around you. Learn more about the benefits of doing a social media detox.

Say “NO”

It’s okay to say no especially if you have that feeling in your gut that is literally shouting at you to say it! This is a way we can protect our ENERGY but most importantly our time.

I had moments in my life where I was a total people pleaser where the word “No” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. This caused me to feel overwhelmed and resentful. Then leading to feeling drained from my energy levels and not being able to perform at my highest for myself. When I finally started to say “No” I felt more in control! It’s something I had also spoken about in my last blog where you can also read here!

 

Journal

This takes me back to my elementary days where I would spend time writing in a journal about my first crush or something that happened with a friend. Nowadays I think of journaling as a form of therapy that allows me to put my thoughts and emotions on paper. It also helps with the healing process for various events that occur in my life. I don’t necessarily write every single day but I do when I have many things on my mind and it just becomes a bit overcrowded and it’s easier to write it down than keep it to myself.

Inspired? What else would you add?

xoxo,

Patrycja