Why make a self care ideas guide? Fall is around the corner. It sure is. And it amazes me each and every year how unprepared I am for it. It’s busy and windy and hard to catch my breath. It needs extra special attention. And it REALLY needs YOU and I taking extra good care of ourselves. Or we can wind up spinning.
Try and feel in control of the busy and the changes and the new, while you are spinning. You’ll get dizzy REAL quick.
Self-care is like this essential thing we roll our eyes at the idea of. SELF-CARE! Oh whatever. I don’t have time for that. Well…to be honest, you don’t have time NOT to do it.
I get it. You see it as a luxury. Taking care of yourself is indulgent and you’re already busy enough, right?
But that’s where you get it wrong. Self-care isn’t some mystical, un-doable, un-reachable, indulgent thing. It’s actually ESSENTIAL. And that’s where the mindset needs to change. Especially for women. Especially for moms. We need to stop feeling guilty for demanding what we need to stay a healthy, happy human — or EVERYONE suffers.
And self-care does actually make you MORE productive in the end, and LESS stressed all around. It’s meant to nourish the parasympathetic system. And it doesn’t take a whole lot of time or effort. It’s all in the little things. And that is why… I made you this self care ideas guide. Not all of these will work for everybody. And some things you may not even consider “self-care”. But that’s why a list of POTENTIAL ideas is just what the doctor ordered.
This list could be bigger…longer…go on forever. And ever and ever.
Here is a Printable PDF version without any images — this one has a few extra ideas added. Feel free to print out and plunk on your fridge somewhere 🙂
And here is the Printable PDF version of the image above.
For some of you…even taking the time to prep food or eat properly is your form of self-care. Whatever you decide to do, if you feel like you’re taking care of yourself, even only for a few minutes each day, then you will see dramatic change.
Stop feeling guilty. And begin to understand that THIS is the key to feeling the energy you need to move forward.
I would LO-OVE to hear from you what you consider “self-care” — and better yet, tell us how you fit it into your day or your life. PLEASE SHARE!!
We put a huge focus on self-care in the upcoming Fall Dump. Along with digestive care, immune building, rooting, celebrating the harvest, and loads more. But there are traditional self-care techniques unique to Ayurveda that are included in this amazing experience.
And if you want to join us on the upcoming Fall Dump, registration ends Thursday, October 12th.
Now go sip some self-care tea and share with us how to do this self-care thing from your perspective.