Here's the thing with self care, you will have days where you feel like you need to choose between a nap or grinding to get things done. Always ask yourself the following questions:
What is my motive for grinding?
Am I willing to risk my mental health for the sake of financial wealth?
Am I being busy, but unproductive?
What can I do to balance it in other areas of my life?
Am I rushing to hustle and grind just to stay relevant?
Am I constantly bringing work home to meet deadlines?
Do you feel guilty with saying "NO" and taking breaks?
Do you struggle with being still?
Are you struggling between entrepreneurship and balancing your personal life?
Well, I want to give you a few strategies to mastering your self-care.
1. Sleep Hygiene
Sleep hygiene is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety by developing a sleep hygiene that works for you.
Sleeping is a great way for your body to restore and clean out those toxins in your brains.
Create a bedtime that works for you.
Try to get at least 8 hours of rest each evening.
Avoid using electronics and scrolling on social media at least 30 minutes before bed.
Make sure your bed is comfortable. (Tip: Spray some eucalyptus mist on your pillow)
Light some candles or incense in your room to set a warm ambiance in your bedroom.
Take advantage of the RAIN RAIN app before bed.
2. PHYSICAL SELF CARE
Create a list of activities and things you can do to boost your physical self care. Things like eating healthy, drinking more water, exercising, maintaining regular doctor appointments, etc.
When you're busy and on the go, you tend to eat out and eat more junk food. This week, be super intentional with sticking to your meal prep plan and adding more organic fruits and vegetables to your eating habits.
Also, work towards decreasing your sugar intake and incorporating more smoothies into your diet. (Check with your doctor/nutritionist of course)
Here's my favorite smoothies recipes I like to call the "Triple Bs smoothies". It has beets, bananas, frozen mixed berries, mango and pineapple.
3. Social Self-Care
Let's talk about Checking on your STRONG FRIENDS!
How often do you show up for those around you? Are you making time for family and friends? Are you creating time to enjoy their company? Are you building healthy friendships with your circle?
Today, CHECK ON YOUR TRIBE ! It's easy to take selfies, go out to social gatherings, but a simple "How are you really doing?" "How can I help you?" can go a long way. Life isn't always about grinding and being a #girlboss, so be intentional with creating time for those that matter to you.
Create a safe and sacred space to allow your friends to get vulnerable with you with their situations. Remember, recommending a therapist to your friend can also assist them with their challenges.
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