Adding a self-care routine into your life can seem kind of tricky. How will you manage to find time to do anything extra for yourself, let alone remembering to actually do these things. One of the best ways to get started is to build your activities into predictable parts of your day. In order to make something a habit, it has to happen on a regular consistent basis.
Keep reading, and I’ll show you some tricks to making self-care a routine part of your life.
Make It Personal
The first thing that will help you in creating your self-care routine is to choose activities that are meaningful to you, things that YOU enjoy. This is your thing, so you want to be sure it’s actually what makes you feel good. Consider making a list of things that help you to feel relaxed, peaceful, excited or happy, maybe dedicate a bullet journal page to it.
These activities should be able to be done in a short amount of time and easily fit into your life without causing you to stress, that would defeat the whole purpose! At least as you begin your practice, the things you choose to do should be as simple as possible.
Fit It In
Be sure to add your self-care routines to the most convenient parts of your day. Choose times that are already somewhat flexible so that incorporating something new into that space will not be stressful.
Many people go with routines for the morning and evening, right when they wake up and before going to sleep each night. Getting up fifteen minutes earlier than usual and setting aside a window during the usual night-time schedule are usually things most folks can do.
Consider activities like writing a gratitude journal entry into your bullet journal before bed, listening to music while having your morning coffee or going for a short walk over your lunch hour. Tweaking your set-up may be required, but find a moment to call your own every day.
It’s best to come up with a routine that works for you and stick to it. Committing to a particular schedule will help you to create a habit and ensures that you get the self-care you need. However, definitely cut yourself some slack! Some days are more hectic than others. You may not be able to fit in your anticipated self-care activity or as with me, you may not have the energy, and that’s okay. Tomorrow is a new day, and you can try again. Soon, you’ll find yourself wanting to take part in these routines, and getting back on track will be easy.