Self-Care Rituals to Soothe, Energize, and Transform Time

Self-Care RitualsSelf-Care is one of the most important tools in your time management toolbox.

That’s because life gets way too busy – so busy, sometimes, that you may feel like you don’t have time to take care of yourself. But, in order to embrace all that life has to offer, it’s vital that you move  self-care to the top of your list.

The rituals you practice to take care of your mind, body and soul can be soothing and contribute to the contentment and joy you feel in everything you do. Review these self-care rituals to remind yourself how important you are. Then, revive some of your own practices or add new ones that soothe you.

Self-Care Rituals to Try

Exercise. Exercising relieves your stress and rejuvenates both your mind and body.

  • Even if you just exercise 15 minutes twice a day (morning and evening), getting the physical activity your body craves will revive your mood and enrich your life profoundly.
  • Try a 10-minute walk to give your mind a rest or lift your spirits. Whether you choose a brisk pace or a slow saunter to admire the landscape, consider it a gift to yourself to go for a brief stroll.

Go Outside. Re-acquaint yourself with the magic and exhilaration that nature offers. Nothing relaxes and nurtures us like getting outdoors.

  • Find time to sit on your porch to listen to the birds.
  • Take a few minutes to care for a flower garden, or go for a walk in the park.

Take a Shower or Bath. Bathing is one of the top self-soothing moments of your day. By adjusting one or two things about your shower, it becomes a relaxing ritual you can look forward to.

  • Rather than rush through your bath or shower every morning and evening, take the time to soothe yourself by using a luscious soap or that new loofah sponge or bath puff.
  • Light scented candles, put on relaxing music, and take the time to fully enjoy them.

Do What You Love. Take time to do the one thing you really love to do. There’s something so delicious and special about having the time and space to do whatever it is that you get excited about.  So build in time for these activities – and be sure to follow through on this nurturing gift to yourself!

A regular practice of self-care enriches you, every day and also demonstrates that you truly recognize your own worth. Discover a deeply satisfying life through practicing soul-soothing, self-care rituals – and notice how it affects your energy and your experience of time.

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