Self-care has become a buzzword in recent years, with everybody, from celebrities to mental health advocates promoting its importance. But what does it really mean to be resolved in your self-care? And why is it so important to our overall well-being?
Being resolved in your self-care means making a commitment to YOURSELF, to prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental health. It means being intentional and consistent in actions that nourish your body, mind, and soul. It means recognizing that self-care is not a luxury or indulgence, but rather a NECESSARY part of leading a happy and healthy life. Here are some tips for being resolved in your self-care:
1. Make self-care YOUR priority: One of the most important steps in being resolved in your self-care is to make it a priority. This means creating time in your busy schedule to take care of yourself which could include saying no to certain commitments or delegating tasks to others. 2. Identify YOUR self-care needs: Self-care is different for everyone, so it's important to identify what works best for you. Some people exercise, while others may prefer meditation or a relaxing bath. Make a list of activities that bring you joy and make you feel good and then, make a commitment to incorporate them into your routine. 3. Set boundaries: Being resolved in your self-care also means setting boundaries and saying no when necessary. This may mean limiting work hours, social media, or other activities that drain your energy. It's important to prioritize your own needs and well-being, even if it means disappointing others. 4. Practice self-compassion: Self-care is not always easy, and it's important to be gentle with yourself as you figure it out. Remember that self-care is a journey, not a destination. You may make mistakes or have setbacks, and IT’S OK. Practice self-compassion by treating yourself with kindness and understanding, and by acknowledging your efforts and progress. 5. Be and stay accountable: Lastly, being resolved in your self-care means being and staying accountable to yourself. Set goals and track your progress. Check in with yourself regularly to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to prioritize your well-being. If you need to seek therapy, do that. Or join a self-care community like our Facebook group, Sis, Self-Care Isn’t Selfish for added motivation and encouragement.
Being resolved in your self-care is a crucial part of leading a happy and healthy life. When you make self-care a priority, identifying your needs, setting boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and staying accountable, you can create sustainable self-care routines that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish – it's necessary for your well-being and happiness.
- Angela, The Healthy SSIS