Self-Care: Necessity Not Luxury

Self-Care: Necessity Not Luxury

Shocking, I know. Self-care truly is a necessity, not a luxury. Incorporating it in our daily routines should be a priority, not something we attempt to fit in on occasion.

Let’s be real with ourselves, Divas. Ask yourselves the following:

Are you able to create time for yourself without guilt? Are fun, leisure activities a priority for you? Do you honestly know what your needs are when it comes to self-care? Do you address them? Do you regularly dedicate time to “you time”? Do you see self-care as an indulgence? Honestly, do you feel as though you deserve self-care?

Self-Care Necessity, Not Luxury

If you feel

  • overwhelmed;
  • chronically tired and lethargic;
  • overextended; and
  • stressed consistently; or

If you

  • suffer from headaches;
  • suffer from insomnia;
  • crave and eat junk food (especially when stressed);
  • constantly worry about others and not yourself; and
  • do things you truly do not want to do

… then it may be time to address your self-care routine.

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Self-Care: Necessity Not Luxury

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20+ Reasons Self-Care is A Necessity, not a Luxury

  • The greatest gift you can offer others is providing yourself with the self-care that you deserve. A happy healthy you benefit everyone.
  • Women who practice self-care routines have much healthier and happier marriages as a result of their efforts. It boosts emotional well being.
  • Everyone faces roadblocks to self-care, but are yours the same as everyone else’s? It’s okay to give yourself to permission to rest.
  • We’re all guilty of taking too much on ourselves & being too stubborn to ask for help, but guess what? You can have it all without doing it all.
  • It’s important that you learn to rely on others just as much as they rely on you, it makes for healthier relationships and deeper happiness.
  • Not sure how to ask for help? Don’t leave it too late, be clear about what you need, give them an out, and give back to others when you can.
  • Are you self-aware? Or, have you allowed yourself to grow so out of control you mostly resemble an emotional meltdown? Take a break.
  • Learn from the Book of Toddler 101 & embrace saying no. There’s nothing wrong with managing your life and it’s okay to say no.

Self-Care: Necessity Not Luxury

  • No matter what society tells you… it isn’t wrong to make you your life’s priority, in fact, in doing so you’re giving others the gift of you.
  • A vacation is great, but it won’t help you one bit if you fail to practice self-care on a daily basis, you can’t neglect yourself & undo it.
  • Ask yourself this: why are you guilt-free when you look after everyone else, yet doing simple things for yourself leaves you riddled with it?
  • Perfection is unattainable, so why do you work so hard to achieve it when it’s a total impossibility? It’s time to let yourself off the hook.
  • Create a self-care routine that is unique to you and feeds your needs, wants, and desires. Include it in your schedule so it becomes a habit.
  • It’s okay to have a blank space in your schedule, one where nothing is planned and you simply allow yourself sit, reflect, and breathe.

Self-Care: Necessity Not Luxury

  • Make time for “me time”. You might be your own worst critic, but you can also be the best company you need in life. Hang out with yourself.
  • It’s okay to unplug for a while. Turn off or put away all your devices and shut down your technology and spend some time in quiet reflection.
  • Practice gratitude on a daily basis, whether you record what you’re thankful for in a journal or say it out loud. Acknowledge what you’re grateful for.
  • There really is something to be said for positive thinking, start steering negative thoughts into positive ones and see the difference it can make.
  • Negativity rubs off, so make sure you are surrounding yourself with positive people who build you up instead of tearing you and others down.
  • Proper hydration is vital to your mental & physical health, so make sure you drink plenty of water. Add cucumber, lemon, & mint for flavor.
  • Paying it forward with random acts of kindness doesn’t just leave you feeling great, it gives others around you a firm boost, too.
  • Happiness in life is all about balance. Learn how to balance your work, social life, me time, and all that play. Your health will thank you.