Self-care is a topic that I would love to dive deeper into and explore. I know, it seems a bit odd at first, because it’s obvious that we must take care of ourselves before we can help others and do great work, right?
But it’s really all too common to neglect or put off our own needs. Especially women and moms, we are the group that might completely neglect ourselves as we are so busy caring for others around us.
Personally, I’ve never been great at self-care, even in youth and have let everything just slide by. Unfortunately, I can really see the damage I’ve caused, all the wear and tear that is catching up with me and my body.
If you are finding it difficult to get through the day at times, it’s literally your body telling you that it needs help!
I know that much of self-care is not about a lack of education. It’s simply the neglect to address your own needs and create good habits and rituals. We probably all know more or less the things we should be doing, the hard part is actually doing those things regularly.
Ever since I’ve discovered essential oils and started incorporating them into my day, I’ve found myself so much more mindful about self-care and realizing how much better I’m feeling with just little tweaks here and there. The key is to build my own rituals and develop self-care habits that make it easy for me to keep consistent and be more in-tune with my own body’s needs. And I should note that it’s body, mind and spirit… all parts of you need attention and care.
So I decided to create myself a self-care checklist to keep track and remind myself of these important habits and rituals that I want to solidify in my life.
I think everyone can benefit from checking off this self-care list on a daily basis. It’s a way to keep yourself accountable and mindful of where you stand in caring for yourself.
You can use my version of the self-care checklist or print the blank copy to fill in with your own personal self-care goals.
Are you taking care of your physical, mental and emotional health? I use essential oils to help with my self-care routines.