If you know me, you’ll know that I love taking good care of myself and it’s yet another holiday season meaning that I have a break from school work, freelancing, etc. And this holiday season is one of the best times to pamper and spoil myself! I always practice self care. Matter of fact, I love giving myself some love, attention and care and today, I want to share some amazing self care tips to practice this Christmas with you.
Self care is a very important part of living a healthy life. So many of us are extremely busy people but one of the reasons I love Christmas is because Christmas gives an opportunity to take a break and relax for a bit! Like I mentioned earlier I am obsessed with caring for my self. Here are some amazing self care tips to practice this holiday season.
REFLECT ON THE YEAR
The year went by kinda fast right? There were smooth times and there were rough patches too. Ask yourself questions. What do you regret doing this year? Which areas do you feel you didn’t do well in? What measures will you take to make next year a lot better? Reflecting on the whole year is very vital as it helps you improve, move forward, it helps you identify and correct the mistakes you made.
REFLECT ON THE GOALS YOU HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
I’m pretty sure that at the beginning of this year you put together a list of things you wanted to achieve. Reflect on the goals you had at the beginning of the year, write them down if you have not already written them down. Highlight the ones you achieved or tick the ones you achieved and cross out the ones that are yet to be achieved.
Congratulate yourself on the ones you achieved, let yourself know that there’s room for improvement and also let yourself know that it is not impossible to achieve the goals you didn’t achieve this year.
It is very important to declutter and get rid of the irrelevant things. Getting rid of that pair of shoe lying around, the mess in your room and just taking out the unnecessary items can tremendously improve your mental, physical and emotional health.
A cluttered environment leads to a cluttered mind. Personally, I am a very organized person and I like my space neat, clean and clutter free. Keeping a neat environment has helped me a whole lot! Studies have also shown that an organized and decluttered environment leads to a clearer mind. So, this Christmas, get up and do some decluttering!
WRITE DOWN THE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF
GET AS MUCH REST AS POSSIBLE
Like I mentioned earlier, one of the reasons I love and I am always grateful for Christmas is that Christmas gives a break from our busy lives and believe me you are not meant to be working your ass off at Christmas so while the preparations are going on, make sure you create time to rest and unwind!
SAY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS TO YOURSELF
The power of positive affirmations can never be overemphasized. Saying positive things to yourself is a way of caring for yourself. I love saying positive affirmations to myself because positive affirmations lead to positive thinking. You can’t afford to miss out on the advantages of positive affirmations this Christmas.
TREAT YOURSELF TO YOUR FAVOURITE
Self care isn’t only about the mental and emotional stuff. It’s about the physical stuffs too. If you love pizzas, go out and get yourself an extra large pizza. Spoil yourself with the things you love. Treating yourself to the things you love is a way of practicing self care!
Some people find it so difficult to forgive themselves. Forgiving yourself is one of the most important aspects of self care. I get the fact that forgiving yourself might take time and patience but forgiving yourself is very crucial. Forgiving yourself is necessary and whenever you forgive yourself, you help yourself so forgive yourself and let go!