Life can get pretty crazy with all the places we need to be and things we need to do, sometimes it feels hard to keep up! This is why self care is essential to having a happy, healthy lifestyle.
I used to never make time for self care, and always prioritized other things over myself, but when I changed that, it made some big changes overall for me. Once I started making more time for self care, I started to feel happier, healthier, and more in-tune with my soul and mind. And yes, I definitely have days where I stress about stuff instead of caring or myself, or forget to listen to my gut feeling, but it's a working process.
Self care can look pretty different for each person, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite self care rituals and treats. I love doing little things that make me happy to be kind to myself after a long day or any day! So here are a few of my favorite self care rituals.
Spending time in nature
Being outside is so important to me, and giving myself time in the outdoors is such a good stress reliever. Getting rooted in nature helps me stay rooted with myself, and even a short hike can work wonders for me. When I feel stress coming on, I remind myself to get outside, and it always works!
Chilling out with a cup of coffee
Instead of rushing out of the door with a coffee in hand, I love having some mornings where I sit down and sip my coffee. I love the whole vibe a cup of coffee brings, so I like to enjoy it as a piece of my morning. I love sitting by the windows or sitting outside in the early morning, and watching the sun come up and life start, while holding a cup of coffee in hand. I mean, wow.
Doing Yoga & Meditating
I love yoga and meditation, and making time for them is such a nice thing for me. I can really feel a difference in my body if I skip them for awhile, so when I want to do yoga or meditate, I make sure to make time for it!
It may seem like a really small thing, but taking a warm bath is such a great way to chill out and bliss out. Baths are also fun because you can make them so groovy by: