Hello, my beautiful people! Spring is here, and I am feeling the renewal energy all around me. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I am reminded of the importance of taking care of ourselves, both inside and out. As we enter this new season, I want to share with you some signs that you might need to add a bit more self-care to your life.
Firstly, are you neglecting your basic personal needs? Are you struggling to get enough sleep because you don't have a relaxing nighttime routine? Or maybe you're neglecting your mental health? These are all signs that you need to start focusing on more self-care. Take a moment to really pay attention to your daily routine, not just with your regular job and other responsibilities, but how you spend your free time. Everyone has those blocks of time during the day between tasks; what are you doing with this time, and are you paying attention to your needs?
Secondly, if you feel more emotional stress and anxiety, but can't pinpoint a reason why, then you might need to do more for yourself in the form of self-care. I encourage you to try adding more to your self-care routine. This could be anything from going for a walk around the neighborhood, reading a book, listening to your favorite music, trying pilates, or taking a bath. The list is endless, so find what works best for you.
Thirdly, when was the last time you did anything just for yourself? Do you have such a full plate that you feel like everything you do is for your job, your family, or your friends, and never for yourself? This is a big sign that you need to practice more self-care. Try to sit down and list the last thing you did just for you, and if you have trouble thinking of more than a handful of things, then you definitely need more self-care in your life.
Lastly, self-care should not just be something you do when you're stressed or having a bad day. It should be part of your regular routine. When it is part of your routine, it becomes part of your daily life, and something you look forward to each and every day.
So, my loves, as we enter this new season of renewal and growth, I urge you to take time and practice self-care. You are worthy of love, care, and attention, so ensure you give that to yourself. Let's make this season the season of self-care and growth. I love you all!
Prompt Whisper Time:
What are some basic personal needs that you've been neglecting lately? How can you make time to prioritize these needs in your daily routine?
Reflect on when you felt overwhelmed or stressed but didn't know why. What self-care practices did you try to help alleviate those feelings? How did they make you feel?
List out five things that you can do just for yourself this week. How can you make sure to prioritize these activities in your schedule? How do you think they'll make you feel?