4 Things I’m Loving Right Now as Part of My Self-Care

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!!!

Share your thoughts I love to hear from you.

Blessings

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My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

22 thoughts on “4 Things I’m Loving Right Now as Part of My Self-Care

    1. I’m intrigued, what do you mean by full spectrum light? and being outside with your dog must be delightful to all your senses. Thank you for sharing xoxo

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    1. I love online courses, I find that they can be inspiring as well as a great learning tool and I also like the community that develops, I’ve met some of the nicest, most creative women in a class I took, some I’ve known now for 6 or 7 years. And the best thing about online courses is that I don’t have to get dressed, can take class in PJ’s LOL thank you xoxo

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      1. That’s a good question I’m not sure about the price, I heard it wasn’t expensive but I haven’t taken a course through them. The way they have it set up now is that you have to be a member, so you pay a monthly fee. Right now they’re offering the first 14 days for free and you can cancel before the 14 days are up. I would suggest you go on their website and check out the classes first and see if there is anything that you would like to take, before you purchase a monthly plan, and also just make sure that you can cancel before you get charged for membership, and if you do purchase a plan I would look to make sure that you can cancel at any time. I hope this is helpful. 🙂

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  1. These are some great ideas to suggest for looking after yourself. Especially during these difficult times self care and looking after your mental health is so important. That course sounds really interesting. Are you enjoying it? A morning ritual sounds like a good idea. I have similar tasks I do of a morning. But I want to start morning pages. Thank you for sharing Masha.

    Lauren xx

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    1. Thanks for asking Lauren, yes I am really enjoying the course, it’s all about writing, you may want to check her out. I love my morning pages, It’s my sacred morning time, I love it and I really recommend it. Let me know if you have any questions about it. Thank you have a wonderful day xoxo

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      1. Oh noooo, it’s journal writing in free form, a stream of consciousness, it’s a dumping ground for what’s on your mind. Of course you can use it as a gratitude writing if you want. Her book The Artist Way is all about the 3 morning pages. If you want to talk more email me, I’m happy to. xo

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