In our busy lives, many times self-care can end up last on our list of things to do. And yet it is one of the most important elements for living life at our full potential and performing at our highest level.
What comes to mind for you when you think of “self-care?” What nourishes and refuels your mind, body, and spirit on a deep level? Make a list of things you would like to make more time for.
Self-care is what we make of it and it’s different for everyone.
We could rush through a meal, not really taking time to enjoy it. Or, we could be mindful in the moment, present and aware, and really enjoy the act of nurture and nourishment.
The same activity can either be a form of stress or an act of self-care, depending on how we see it.
One assignment for school this week is to add some new ways to add more self-care to our routine.
- What things speak to you on a deep level?
- How can you make some space in your life to add one new self-care practice to your routine?
- Add it into your calendar and share it with someone who will hold you accountable!
Journal how keeping this new addition to your routine made you feel.
Keep your list handy as a reminder to take time for yourself and continue trying out new things.