I’m so excited to bring you my first guest post on self-care from the talented and insightful, Lucy Smith, of Succeed Now. Lucy began Succeed Now to “inspire and change the lives of women struggling with anxiety, fears and limited beliefs.”
Read her blog post below and up your self-care game!
How to Practice Self-Care
I came across self-care early into my personal development journey. I decided to get intentional about adding self-care into my life and make it an everyday priority. I made a list of all the activities I enjoyed, what made me feel happy and what helped me to relax.
The benefits of self-care
I have had so many benefits from the simple act of self-care. My mindset has improved a lot and I feel a lot happier. I am able to manage stress better when faced with challenges. I avoid burnout from working and business as I am regularly taking time for myself.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup”
- Social media detox
- Have a bath
- Watch a film
- Read a book
- Home spa pamper
- Take a walk
- Have an early night
- Enjoy a warm drink
- Get creative
- Volunteer with a charity
- Listen to music
- Take a nap
- Look at old photos
- Reflect on your life
- Write a self-love list
Free download: Self-Care Guide
If you have a planner or you use your phone or calendar plan your self-care time on there. Schedule it and make it as important as a Doctors or Dentist appointment. My favourite scheduling tool is Asana, it is free and you can sign up here.
Make a list of your favourite activities that you will start planning as your self-care time.
What time will you commit every week for self-care? Start with scheduling an evening twice a week and build it up. This is how I started and I now practice self-care for 30 minutes every evening before bed. This is without the 45 minutes in the morning that I spend on personal development that I also consider self-care time.
About the author
Lucy Smith is a personal development coach supporting others in their journey to overcoming anxiety, fears and limiting beliefs and improving their mindset. After facing these challenges herself, Lucy is passionate about helping others.
You can find her at www.succeednow.co.uk where there is a range of support to help you on your personal development journey.