Self-Care for Women – 5 Ways to Practice Regular Self-Care
(Even if You Think You Don’t Have Time)
Spend fifteen or twenty minutes each morning while you’re drinking your coffee, and just pour out your thoughts dreams, and goals onto the page. No format, no spell check, just free write. Scribble down whatever occurs to you, and don’t censor yourself. It’s a far better use of your time than scrolling through your Facebook feed.
BE CONSISTENT – Doing this serves other functions:
- If you journal at the same time every day you will create a habit. The longer you do this without interruption, the stronger the habit.
- It will help you discover your patterns and preferences.
Give journaling a fair trial. Done faithfully, it can:
- Improve your memory
- Increase creativity
- Help you retrieve and access ideas and information you might otherwise have forgotten
- Remind you what you have to be grateful for
- Help you keep accountable to yourself
- Create self-awareness and new neural pathways
- Boost your self-confidence and self-respect
And remember, you don’t have to make a huge time commitment to journaling. Here’s a good tip: Tack it onto the most pleasant part of your day – Your morning coffee or green smoothie, or just before your afternoon walk (or nap).
Even as little as five minutes of journaling a day can help improve your quality of self-care if done regularly and faithfully.
#2 Establish a quitting time and stick to it
We spoke about the importance of consistency when journaling – especially the consistency of doing it at a specific time every day.
One consistent habit you can add that is even easier to put into practice: creating a specific quitting time for yourself every day – even if you work only three days a week.
And believe me, there is nothing more luxurious than clocking off without guilt! That’s what setting a consistent quitting time helps you to do.
Decide, for example, that you’ll power down your laptop every weekday at 7 pm, NO MATTER WHAT. Then do it. Nothing in the online business world is so critical that
3. clear your calendar
There’s no need for you to have CLIENT calls five, six, or even 7 days each week. Instead, set a schedule that allows you to have at least a couple of call-free days each week so you can regroup. (And that goes for your team too.)
- ESSENTIAL OILS & TAPPING
CAN ALSO BE COMBINED WITH JOURNALING ++
This is because stress is linked to anxiety, weight gain, sleep problems, lack of motivation, chronic pain, stomach issues, and depression. Tapping is proven to reduce stress, lower cortisol, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, increase productivity,
When you use an essential oil before tapping results can be 10x better. Releasing stress and trauma.
5. Consciously avoid the negative
Another way you can practice self-care is to avoid negative input.
Naturally, this doesn’t mean refusing to deal with unpleasant situations that you’re responsible for handling. It doesn’t mean sticking your fingers in your ears and singing “LA LA LA!” when your daughter is showing you her twisted ankle. But it does mean you can take steps to reduce the bombardment of unnecessary negativity we all face. Here are six ways you can get rid of the negative in your life, starting right now.
- Stop reading/watching/listening to the news.
If you’re the sort of person affected by heart-rending images, you don’t need to see them to feel empathy; it’s already there.
- Stop watching negative TV shows.
- Turn down invitations to hang out with your negative friends.
- Unfollow the whiners on social media.
- Ditch the negative self-talk.
- Pay yourself compliments.