In today’s social media age, “selfcare” has become a fancy instagrammable catch phrase for what seems to be all things fancy like manicures, massages, facials and trips away. But for many of us whether we have financial restrictions or are short on time, these things just don’t seem doable. So we skip selfcare and brush it off as something only the fortunate or childless have time for. But that is far from the truth because the most important thing about selfcare is that you are consistently doing something that fills you in some way and contributes to your mental, physical, spiritual, social or emotional wellbeing. So here is a list of ways to give yourself cost free every day selfcare…
- Self-massage…especially on pressure points
- Open the windows for some fresh air.
- Take 10 deep breaths.
- Sit outside for 10 minutes.
- Take a walk outside.
- Drink water.
- Take a hot shower.
- Listen to relaxing music.
- Call a good friend.
- Declutter for 15 minutes.
- Journal your thoughts.
- Drink your favorite warm beverage.
- Call a friend.
- Go to bed early.
- Hug a loved one.
- Get up early for time alone.
- Turn your cell phone off for 1 hour.
What are some every day cost free ways that you participate in your selfcare?
Elisha Beach is a stay-at-home mom to four kids and four step-kids…Yes, you read that right—eight kids. She is a wife, home cook, taxi driver, herder of children, terrible housekeeper and founder of The Mom Forum. This blog is part of the Prioritize Me blog series documenting Elisha’s journey in selfcare and putting herself first.
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