Self-Care: How Can I Make Me Feel Better Today?
Do you remember the popular TV show "Royal Pains"? They had a catchy slogan, "How can we make you feel better today?" I love this slogan. It's catchy. It's others centered and has an incredibly positive and uplifting message. What if we take this same concept and apply it to our lives? What if we take this awe inspiring mantra and apply it to how we take care of ourselves. Instead of, or maybe in addition to being others centered, we implement a mindset of taking care of ourselves on a regular basis with the idea of, "How can I make me feel better today?"
So, what does that look like? Well, let's start with defining what you think about when you think of self-care, and more specifically your personal self-care routine? What does that look like to you? Do you even have a self-care plan in place?
I recently held a self-care party and when I posed the question of defining self-care and if everyone had a plan in place, some admitted they did not. They were there because they wanted one. We all need one. It could be that it doesn't come easy for us, we don't think about scheduling time for ourselves, or we don't know where to begin.
If you don't have a self-care plan in place, I encourage you to create one today. Take out your notebook or purchase a journal. Start by defining what self-care means for you. In addition, it's important to consider:
Why is having a self-care plan in place important to you?