Self-Care Ideas

Welcome to Day 47 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 47: Self-Care Ideas

Self-Care Ideas

Today's idea comes to you after completing the San Diego Century! After completing this epic trek today full of hill after hill of intensity and incredible sights, I was beaming with joy and pride. I was also pretty exhausted, in a good way. It was that sort of exhaustion that comes after pushing yourself to a personal best where you're sore and yet so excited about how far you were able to push yourself.

On the drive home, I was thinking about how I was going to spend the rest of my day. I decided that I was going to devote the rest of the day to self-care and then I realized that it would also make a fun post to share with you!

Self-care comes in all shapes and sizes. At its foundation, self-care is about taking care of yourself. One of the things I love about it is that taking care of yourself doesn't mean that you have to do extravagant things such as going to a spa (though you can if you'd like), or going to a retreat. You can practice self-care in your day-to-day life with simple measures that ensure you take pockets of time for yourself - or in my case today, the whole day.

A self-care day can also be thought of as a 'me day.' Self-care is really about taking notice of what you need to do for yourself to help get you to homeostasis, which is a point of balance in yourself. Whether you'd like to take some time to read a book, take a long warm bath, or even simply grab some groceries, all of these counts as self-care when they help bring peace and balance in your mind. When you take the time to do good things for yourself, you can give more of yourself in other ways without being a stressed out mess. 

You can think of self-care any way you'd like in your Bullet Journal. You can manage it on a daily basis with a tracker, on a weekly basis with a special self-care day, as needed, or you can make a simple list. It's up to you to self-care however you'd like. What may work for others may not work for you, but taking some action towards taking care of your self-care is incredibly important. In my Psychology classes, that was one of the recurring things that was stressed because in order to help others, you need to be able to take care of yourself and help yourself first. As the saying goes, you can't pour from an empty cup.

I made a list of what I wanted to do to make today a magically simple self-care day, so I decided on grabbing some yummy food (I was ravenous after the Century ride), take a shower, and take a looong nap. Also: drink tons of water. I set off to do all these things and I loved every moment of it. I loved eating the tasty sandwich from one of the best sandwich shops in town, I loved the warm shower, I loved the long nap to help rest my muscles (I love the strength of my body!), and I simply loved basking in the wonderful achievements of the day. It was the perfect assortment of things I needed to take care of myself after such an epic adventure :) 

How do you take care of your self-care?

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