Self-Care: 3 Tips for Starting a Routine for You

Self-Care Looks Good On You

You’ve probably heard of “self-care Sunday,” a recent trend that involves devoting one day a week to nourishing your mind and body. Whether you want to start practicing self-care on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays—or every day—good for you! Depending on the practices you adopt, self-care can boost your mental and emotional health, enhance your physical health, strengthen your relationships, and improve your overall quality of life. Here are three tips to consider when starting a self-care routine:

What's Important to Me?

The thought of tackling all areas of your life at once can feel overwhelming, so decide what you’d like to focus on first. Think about what your values are and decided what goals are aligned with this. Once you’ve identified your goals, consider what activities will help you achieve them and where you can turn for support.

Block Off Time

You probably don’t hesitate to set aside time for school, work, and family obligations, and self-care is just as important. Block off a set amount of time—whether it be an hour or a full day—and commit to following through with your plans. Place a reoccurring appointment on your calendar just as you would if it were an obligation for work or your kids.

Start Attending Therapy

Many people think of self-care as something they do on their own, but speaking to a therapist is one of the best things you can do to improve your mental and emotional health. Luckily, you won’t need to look far to find a qualified therapist near you. Our caring team is highly experienced and can provide you with personalized recommendations that are tailored to your specific goals and values. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and see how we can help you come back to yourself.