7 Days of Self-Care: Day 4

This week, unwrap the gift of 35 ways to experience and appreciate self-care. Sometimes self-care is big, like spa day or date night. More often, it’s a state of mind that embraces you and centers you in compassion. Sometimes self-care requires a little planning. Other times, you simply need acknowledge the goddess that is *you* in the moment. Come back to your center, beloved. Remember that you are enough, just as you are, the crown Mama jewel.

 

“Self-care is the development of your highest self.” ~ Rachel Harris, PhD, author of 20-Minute Retreats: Revive Yourself in Just Minutes a Day with Simple, Self-Led Practices

5 more ways to elevate your self-care…

16. Hug
17. Dance break!
18. Move with class
19. Retreat
20. Praise yourself profusely

16. Hug Give one, get one. That’s the beauty of a hug!

17. Dance break! Put on your favorite music and show off your moves like Jagger.

18. Move with class Pilates, yoga, zumba, spin, and so on: Drop in on a class that gets your body moving, or head out to the local park and create your own workout, naturally. Climbing walls? Jungle gyms? Hills to scramble? Perfect!

19. Retreat Set aside an afternoon or a weekend to experience a topic deeply. Feed your soul with a cooking workshop. Unearth your story in a writer’s workshop. Deepen your practice in a yoga workshop. Stepping away from your usual routine renews your perspective on what lights up your life and deepens your gratitude for time spent with your beloved family. Just can’t get away, or don’t want to? Check out Rachel Harris’ book 20-Minute Retreats to stay-put getaways that need just 20 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes, or even 1. Yep – even a 1-minute retreat can help reset your mindset.

20. Praise yourself profusely When you catch yourself taking even the smallest step toward a more positive mindset or a preferred behavior, let your internal conversation be uber-supportive. Lavish yourself with praise as your brain does the challenging work of rewiring itself for healthier attitudes and behaviors.

 

35 Ways to Unwrap the Gift of Self-Care
{1 – 5}   {6 – 10}   {11 – 15}   {16 – 20}   {21 – 25}   {26 – 30}   {31 – 35}

 

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