We all know that self-care is important and needed in order to be our best selves, but do we truly take the time for ourselves when we need to? While self-care is something I'm passionate about, I have to be honest and say it's something that I'm always working on to make a regular practice in my everyday life.
Believe it or not, it's totally allowed to make self-care practices a daily habit! In fact, you should! Find at least one thing you can do for yourself everyday that will keep yourself feeling refreshed. I promise, it'll make a world of difference somedays. For example, some people love having their morning breakfast time in silence, while others might enjoy reading a good book before bed. No matter who you are, there are simple everyday practices that are great ways to practice self-care.You're totally allowed to make self-care practices a daily habit. In fact, it's encouraged! Click To Tweet
Bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs - are you listening?
Even for those who are great at keeping self-care a priority in their lives can sometimes get busy and lose sight of those practices. I know where that's where I have been lately.
With trying to find rest and new creativity in the process, I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to practice self-care when it's needed the most.
8 SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS FOR BLOGGERS & CREATIVES:
Declutter Regularly // The important of decluttering is SO huge when it comes to staying organized and less stressed. Clean out your email inbox, your office space, your photos on your phone - anything that may be or could causing you stress at some point - just clear it all out. This doesn't have to be an everyday thing, but if you pick something to declutter every week that you use often, you will experience less stress.
Take A Day Or Two Off // As a blogger and creative, I know that often times I can be running on motivation of my dreams and hustling hard from excitement so much that I forget to just take a break. While yes, it's important to chase after our dreams with all that we are, it's just as important to take breaks when we need them. I always seem to learn this the hard way. Anyone else with me there?
Turn All Social Media Off For A Day // Turn OFF social media! Yes, I get it - social media is kind of a creative's heartbeat, but I promise you, you can survive without it for at least a day. It's amazing how renewed you can feel from taking just a day's break from social media. Unplugging is a huge key when it comes to staying inspired. When you're unplugged from the online world, you're more in tune with what's really around you - life.
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Have A Lighthearted Hobby // If you're a creative, chances are you're making what you love a reality for your living, which is simply awesome. Go you! For real. Now that you're doing what you love all of the time, it's important that you can find a hobby that's just for fun. Having an outlet that's just for fun is not just important for living, but it will also help you to keep your creative juices flowing.
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Take Time To Reflect // I have talked about reflection and why it's important on here before. Reflection helps us to keep ourselves grounded in proper perspectives, as well as helping us learn from our past mistakes and victories. Reflection is both a teacher and a friend. Allow reflection to be a practice of renewal for you!
Learn To Say No // Learning to say no is something that we all are growing in. If you're feeling overwhelmed, say no. If you're busy and have to prioritize more than usual, say no. If you simply just want to say no, then say no. You don't need anyone's permission to say no!
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Celebrate Your Successes (Big Or Small) // One of the most practical and sweet ways to treat yourself to proper self-care is to celebrate your victories, no matter how big or small they are. Every victory is worth celebrating. Preach that to yourself. It's OKAY to build yourself up and be proud of yourself! Celebrating something you're proud of does not make you lose your humility - I think this is something we to realize and remember. You hit 10 subscribers on your newsletter sign-up in the first week? Awesome! You made $100 from your first sponsored post? You're rocking!
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Sleep, Sleep, Sleep // Friends, you've GOT to sleep! Sleep is something you should never skimp out on. Take a nap if you need to get more hours in. Maintaining a proper sleeping schedule will help you to stay energized more, but hey, if you have to sleep in sometimes, do it. Sleeping in is allowed! If you have to take a day off where you just sleep and lounge in bed all day, do it. Get your sleep!
Bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs - what are some of your favorite ways to practice self-care? Is it something you do daily? Or is it something you love to splurge on when you need it most? Is it both? Let's chat and share tips!
Much love, friends!