If you’ve been following me you may have noticed that I’m really dedicated to my self-care, it’s sacred for me. Loving myself and having self-care practices that support my wellbeing changed my life. I have healed myself emotionally and physically, because of my dedication to myself. And just to keep it real, I do fall off the wagon at times (I’m not perfect) but for the most part, I’m dedicated to keeping myself healthy in mind, body and spirit.
My self-care practices change from time to time, but making self-care a priority will always be a part of who I am.
Here are 4 things that I’m loving right now:
Books and articles– Making time for reading is a must, I like to read a variety of books and articles about subjects that interest me, not all of them are related to self-care but somehow self-care is woven into the act of reading. Sometimes reading a book that has nothing to do with self-care, can be the catalyst for forming a new habit that can better serve me. Right now I’m reading Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (here), Keep Going by Austin Kleon (here), The Life Diet by Laura Jane Williams (here) and A Cornish Christmas Carol by Liz Fenwick (here), this is the first novel I’m reading in ages.
Online courses – I love online courses, it’s a great way to stay creatively connected, meet others who have the same interests and I love learning new things. Currently I’m in a course with Greta Solomon (here), Writing for Creative Self-Expression.
Morning ritual – I believe that the early morning when you first wake is the most precious time. It’s that time before the noise of the day, It’s when I feel the most connected with my higher being and the universe. Right now my mornings consist of journal writing, I’ll also do some scripting about my health. Light a candle, I’ll pull a tarot/oracle card for the day, and of course there’s coffee involved here :). It’s my time for getting in touch with my creativity and my intuition, really tuning into me.
Cooking – I love cooking it’s a meditative and joyful experience. I strongly believe that what I put into my body nourishes all of me. My health is my number one priority. Cooking for myself allows me the freedom to choose exactly what I put into my body. My food is mostly organic, fresh, and almost completely free of any preservatives, salt and sugar. I’ve become very creative in inventing new flavors by using combinations of herbs and spices, my favorite right now is combining garlic powder, turmeric and rosemary, I practically sprinkle all three on just about everything I cook.
Well, here you have it, four things that I love right now as part of my self-care. Hope this inspires you to craft a self-care practice for yourself, it doesn’t have to be huge and involved, keep it simple, it can be just one thing that you do just for you, one thing that fills you with joy and reminds you that you’re worthy, deserving, awesome and amazing!!!
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