by Kyrsten Sprewell| Mental Health Therapist |@Spreeisms
“Self-care isn’t about changing who I am – It’s about unearthing my greater potential, sense of self, purpose, and learning.” -Aisha Beau Johnson
When identifying what is best-practice for your personal self-care habits, remember it does not have to look like going on a jog at 6am, a day at the spa, or something that will get you a bunch of likes on Instagram. Self-care is a personal journey you take toward getting to know you and finding out what vehicle(s) will carry you to the best version of yourself.
Self-care can be finally having that difficult conversation with a loved one, that tough talk you’ve been avoiding because you know it will hurt, but will make things better once had. You can spend time gathering all the documents you need for the home loan so you don’t have to add that same house to your vision board for the third year in a row.
Self-care can be taking up a new hobby, walking on your lunch break or fixing up your car ‘DIY’ style on Saturday mornings. Whatever it may be for you, it does not have to be for me, self-care is custom made. The biggest social media façade that really grinds my gears is that self-care is a quick fix. Self-care is and should always be recognized as a daily practice of persuing peace, balance and ultimately success.
If you’re up to the challenge, here’s a good way to kick off a self-care lifestyle:
Identify a self-care regimen you can commit to and implement it for the next 7 days. After a week of your new custom-made self-care schedule, write down some of the positive effects it had, to motivate you to keep going!
Self care reminders posted every Monday