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The Importance of Self Care

Taking care of yourself may feel selfish, but if you think about it, taking care of yourself only helps you better take care of your loved ones. When you give yourself the care and love you need, you have more to give others. More energy. More patience. More love.

 

Self Care is the key to living an amazingly joyful life!

 

Benefits of a Self Care Routine

 

We all know how important self care is, but how do we find the time for it in our already busy schedules?

 

 

The answer, create a routine that brings self care into your life. Make a commitment to this routine until it becomes a habit. Once you see how your self care routine improves the quality of your day and life, you will not want to give it up!

 

Creating a new habit really isn’t about doing something for a certain number of days, it is about doing something consistently. I find it a good idea to take a pause after several weeks or months of implementing a new routine or habit to take stock of how things are going and what tweaks or improvements I can make as I move forward. It is also good to take time to celebrate the work you put in to take care of yourself and move your life in the direction of your choosing!

 

Sometimes we feel that if we miss a day we should give up completely. This is not the case at all. We are human, if you miss a day for whatever reason, give yourself grace, and pick back up where you left off.

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How to Start a Self Care Routine

Here are some simple guidelines to set up an amazing morning routine, along with ideas for each step, but the beauty of it is you get to fill in the details. You get to decide what you need each morning. Here’s a self-care morning routine guide for you to download and enjoy!

Listen to your body and soul, and let them guide you.

Your Self Care Routine

Wake up 30 minutes earlier – Set youself up for success. If this means that you need to go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual, do it! In order to feel the benefits of self care, you must prioritize yourself. You are worth it!

Here is a printable morning routine guide to help you bring self care into your life with ease.

Hi Beautiful Mama,

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 1 – Move your body (10 minutes)

Stretch, go for a walk, or do some yoga. (Just 10 minutes) Our bodies are meant to move.

Here are some ideas for Yoga poses to inspire you to move in ways that feel good to your body.

2 – Find Inner Stillness + Journal (10 minutes)

Once you have moved your body, it is easier to sit and turn our attention inward. If you are looking for more information on how to get started with your meditation practice, here is a guide for you.

Spend at least 5 Minutes in meditation. As you begin to experience the deliciousness of inner stillness and begin to experience more inner peace as a result of meditation you will naturally want to increase your time in meditation, for now, let's begin with 5 minutes.

Once you have created inner stillness and spaciousness through meditation it is time to open up to the wisdom from within. Get out your journal to allow any wisdom that has come forth from your meditation practice. You may also want to jot down some things that you are grateful for. Taking time to practice gratitude is an amazing way to start and end your day. I have created a Gratitude and Reflections Journal for you. It contains 7 daily morning and evening reflections as well as inspirational quotes.

3 – Follow Your Bliss (10 minutes)

Take some time to do something that nourishes you and fuels your passion. 

It is up to you! Once you get a solid routine, feel free to change these up from day to day and try out new hobbies and interests.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Take a Walk in Nature
Take a Bubble Bath
Draw or Paint
Enjoy a Cup of Tea
Craft

Hi Beautiful Mama,

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You Did It!

You have taken the time to refresh yourself and show yourself love, you are ready to start your day and share your love with the world!

When you practice self care, you are really practicing self love. When you practice self love, that love will fill you up and flow out to your loved ones and the rest of the world.

Reflect & Celebrate!

As I mentioned, I find it a good idea to take a pause after several weeks or months of implementing a new routine or habit to take stock of how things are going and what tweaks or improvements I can make as I move forward. It is also lovely to take time to celebrate the work you put in to take care of yourself and move your life in the direction of your choosing!

 

Download Your Free Kickstart Your Calm Morning Self Care Ritual for Moms

Download your Kickstart Your Calm Morning Self Care Ritual with 5 simple steps you can do before you even get out of bed to feel like a calm confident mom!

You’ve got this!

XOXO

Catherine