I don’t know about you but this week has been rough, stressful & just downright disrespectful to my positive mental vibe. From elections, work, to kids! I mean the world (the people) have been on tilt ALL WEEK! That’s why it’s important that you & I have a selfcare routine.
Honestly, I really didn’t have a routine that allowed me to center my mind, relax & just do for me. It wasn’t until I became friends with Tara of the Self Care box that I truly understood what Self Care really meant.
Once I understood how important this is to my sanity, marriage & life, I started thinking about what I can and should do for ME.
I asked myself a few questions:
- Should this be an activity or something I get done to me or for me?
- How often will I implement the self care routine?
- Is there a line item for self care in my budget? What is the amount?
These were very important questions. I knew I wasn’t going to include manicures or going out to eat as my self care option. I do those things anyway.
So, I started thinking about things that brings me joy!
As bad (as in not good) of a crafter I am, I truly enjoy scrapbooking and sewing. So guess what I decided to use as my selfcare routine?
I’ve started back sewing and scrapbooking.
When I go into my sewing room, it’s like I’ve escaped to another place that I’m the only important person there.
Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.
My self care routine isn’t about just being at home sitting in front of a sewing machine. Oh noooooo! When you decide on what and how you will do your self care routine, think outside the box but stay true to what makes you happy.
For me, I incorporate sewing and/or fashion outings. This still refills my self care tank. Honestly, I can stay in a fabric store for hours. This brings me joy!
Recently, I visited Fine Fabrics in Norcross, GA. This place has been on my Self Care vision board all year. I was excited to visit and when I got there, I was not disappointed!
Being able to indulge myself into this store dedicated to all things sewing related, was perfect way for me to have some ME TIME!
I encourage you to find something that you enjoy doing & don’t mind doing it alone.
Self care isn’t being selfish. Self care doesn’t mean you are neglecting your spouse or kids. Self care is truly a way for you to show Those that depend on you, that you love them enough to make sure you are 100% healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally, & spiritually) to be available to them & you.
As demanding as your life is, it’s important that you stop to replenish yourself.
What is your self care routine?