Self-care has been a daily reminder in every nook and cranny, yes, like literally in every corner of everywhere. But putting yourself first isn’t actually a bulleted-to-do-task where you usually place that check mark once it’s done. It is, basically, a mindset.
There are no rules nor steps in taking care of yourself. From simply drinking a glass of water, to cuddling with your dog, or taking a step back like avoiding arguments are only few of so many ways to loving yourself more. You don’t even have to google that “self-care tips” to help yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually because self-care, as I’ve said, is a mere mentality to begin with.
“Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.” True enough, this is one good motto to make yourself a priority. Give up the need for others’ approval and the need to impress others. Everyone has the right to his opinion while you have all the rights to ignore it. Just keep moving and do what you have to do, for you. I might as well suggest you buy the book of Mark Manson entitled “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” so you’d relate more to what I’m saying (this is not a paid advertisement, though).
Another way to prioritize yourself is through breaks. Yep, you read that right. Spend some alone time and take a break from all the noises the world is offering. Have a shower, brush your hair, spend time in nature, have at least five-minute focused breathing, then free your mind from others’ voices so you could focus on your own. Close all the tabs running in your head to fully enjoy your alone moments. Taking a break doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lonely or weak for needing time to sort through things. Having that me-time has always been healthy restricting those toxicities and at the same time setting boundaries for yourself.
Protect your energy. Protect your vibe. Self-care is purely being kind to yourself. Grow for yourself and do what makes you happy. The dreams you keep on planning? Chase them. Marry your goals ‘til you get them. It’s okay to mess up sometimes. All of us do. You just have to hang in there, worry less, and recommit after every downfall. Trust the process. It may be life-altering on some days, but the results will be incredibly beautiful. And just a soft reminder, someone is always there whether you’re smiling or frowning. You just have to kneel and pray.
No enough words could help you realize what self-care really is all about. You know yourself better than anyone else and it’s only you who could genuinely give that self-love. Remember you’re not being selfish. Yourself is your priority.
Say it ten times, “I’m doing this for me.”
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This is a guest post from my sister, Twynkle.
Hello my name is Princess of The Mindful Modus, a blogger on a mission of helping people redirect anxiety by integrating mindful practices to everyday, mundane self care routines. All the contents of my blog are decaf-initely free but a coffee can greatly help me stay awake! Thank you so much!