Back in the day, I used to laugh at “self care.”
I thought it was a waste of time and unnecessary. But overtime, especially through separation and divorce, I’ve learned that it is essential.
Reading:Of course, so simple yet so relaxing. I’m currently reading Lives of the Stoics and have been loving it. I’ve become interested in stoicism since I saw Ryan Holiday on one of Matt D’Avella’s videos.
Lighting Candles: There is just something so calming about lighting candles. It’s relaxes my mind and just gives me all the warm feelings.
Baths: I used to find baths such as waste, but when I was lifting heavier towards the end of 2020, I needed to incorporate more Epsom salt baths to FIX my legs. I wish I’ve done them sooner because my they are heavenly, especially while reading.
Podcasts: I’ve been listening to The Minimalists podcast weekly, while sipping my second cup of Joe.
Cooking:I’ve found that cooking a few meals in advanced has just eased my mind. Pair cooking with a podcast, some kombucha and you have yourself a nice, relaxing activity.
Exercising:An obvious for me. 😉
As I mentioned before, I’ve been focusing on kettlebell, body weight and booty band workouts. I’ve recently purchased this band, since unfortunately I lost my band.This preworkout is my favorite and gives me the energy I need to push through my workouts. (Aminos are not necessary to supplement, but I do enjoy them).
So, there you have it.
Six self care habits that I try to implement [almost] daily. I’ll notice my mood is off if I don’t do at least two of these habits daily.
As you can see, they are nothing “crazy;” just simple ways to enjoy life.