What does self care look like for you? For some, it can be spending time in solitude while dancing to music. For others, it's an extended journaling session. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do. A lack of intentional self care can lead to mental and physical exhaustion.
Self care is always important, and it's even more important these days. We're in a pandemic. There are restrictions on some of our favorite activities. We're more isolated than ever, and many of us are feeling financial strain. Finding ways to care for you might be feel like more of a burden, or maybe you just aren't sure where to start. No worries! We've put together a Do-It-Yourself Self Care Day Retreat that you enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Keep reading to get started!
Clear your schedule - Self care is all about you! Having alone time gives you a chance to nurture the relationship you have with yourself. This is also a great opportunity to check-in with your five dimensions of wellbeing. Our Take Care assessment can help you learn more about yourself and your needs. With its personalized practices, you'll already have three activities for your self care day!
Gather your necessities - We designed this self care retreat to include items that most of us have at home. If you're missing something, do your best with what you got! as long as you feel good about what you have, that's all that matters. Here are a few things to have on hand:
Get excited - Self care day retreats are the perfect time to bring your inner child out to play! Let them lead the day. Your inner child will thank you!
Prepare to unplug tomorrow! - Turn off the alarms. Set your phone to do not disturb. Tell the group chat you will be MIA for a day, and do social media sweep. Go ahead and tell your followers you'll see them in 24 hours because you have a hot date, with yourself. Congratulations!
Cleanse your space - In other words, clean it up! You'll want to go into your self care retreat day with clarity, flow, and relaxation. It will be harder to focus with dishes in the sink and clutter in your living space!
Savor the moment - Leave a sticky note to remind yourself to move slowly.This is a day without the hustle and bustle you've grown used to. There's no rush. There are no time limits. There are no restrictions. Move with ease, and go with the flow.
Reminder: You deserve joy, happiness, ease, and love!
Reminder: Self care is doing the work. You are doing the work!
Reminder: Taking care of yourself is necessary and beautiful. You are restoring your power!
Feel free to move things around or swap activities out to fit your lifestyle and liking! This is your day, so make it one that you'll truly enjoy.