The increased interest in self-care and self-love is surely a positive societal development, as more and more people are learning that giving everything of yourself is hardly worthwhile if you have little of yourself to give. For instance, young people today report feeling much more concerned about developing a worthwhile work/life balance than they are working every hour of the day in order to chase success, now while that may be considered a luxury, especially for those who have had to work their way through of difficult situations or incredible responsibilities, for many, this renewed perspective seems to be a healthier means of going about things.
As we can see, sometimes, taking a renewed perspective of not only accepting advice, but thinking about what that advice means to you can be tremendously helpful. Making self-care advice easier and more sustainable to follow, then, is not only a good idea but perhaps something that could make it more sustainable within your life. Instead of feeling obligated to live like the perfect person, you could sustainably live like someone who can actually maintain their self-care.
Let’s see how that might be possible.
Keep The Basics Intact
It’s healthy to keep the basics intact to the degree you can. For instance, simply heading to the best local dentist regularly can be a better option than waking up and going through every single meditative or yoga pose out there. Making sure you attend to your skincare is better than trying to perfect the most perfect blend of supplements and spending hundreds each week just to keep up with that. If you haven’t perfected the basics, it’s fine to just start there until we get back into the swing of things.
Set Up Phone Reminders & Schedules
Even the most dependable person can require assistance from time to time. When you’re busy, it’s easy to forget certain things. This is why it’s good to set up reminders and schedules on your phone so that you know what to do, when. For instance, if you’re engaging in intermittent fasting and are using an app to track your progress, then you might set an alert at 6pm and then at 10am to tell you when to stop eating and when you can eat again. It’s little things like this that make the difference and keep you on track.
Adjust As Necessary
Self-care should never feel like a chore. It should feel like something that helps you feel cared for, as if you had a friend looking out for you. So, if you need to skip the yoga tonight in order to get an early night’s sleep, that’s okay. If you’ve eaten well all week but your friend wishes to go to the bar to celebrate her birthday, it’s find to go and have a couple of drinks. Self-care must always be adaptable and manageable, otherwise you’ll just give up on it. It must be voluntary, and wanted too, even when you have to put a little bit of discipline in place. In the long run, these efforts make a big difference.
With this advice, we hope you can make self care advice easier and better to follow.