Thoughts on Self-Care & Loving Yourself

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“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day

More than ever I’m learning the importance of self-care and learning to love myself.

What’s so important about self-care? It refreshes, nourishes, and even stops you from heading to a place of being overwhelmed or burnout. Looking after yourself should not be an afterthought, but rather a lifestyle.

Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent; it’s necessary in order to not only live, but live well. Self-care and loving yourself builds refined character, bold confidence, and causes you to focus on the important and purposeful instead of being distracted by the mundane¬†because you value yourself.

Below are a list of some of the things implemented into my lifestyle since returning home from overseas.¬†Although it may look like a lot, it’s actually not – this is simply the foundational parts. There’s a reason behind them all and more actions and creative flairs flow from each.

[Bethany's Personal Self-Care List]:

Body & Environment:

1. Waking up and going to bed earlier

2. Eating ‘right’

3. Be outside amongst nature, move your body and get that Vitamin D, girl!

4. Nourish and look after your skin

5. Minimising and simplifying belongings and bedroom

Mind & Heart:

6. Reading – current book of choice, “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

7. Thinking and speaking positive or constructively

8. Being in community – regular coffee or dinner dates with new or already loved friends

9. Discover new music and podcasts

10. Carry a notebook and pen with me to capture thoughts, revelations

Are you purposeful in your self-care? What do you do?

PS: Been pondering this topic a lot lately so expect to see more posts/a series! xo

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