Here at Gavin Luxe, we are all about self-care. We believe that self-care should be more than a once-in-a-while treat. It should be something that you practice every day. So, we’ve created this quick guide to help you create a self-care routine that works for you, is easy to implement, and really sticks!
Here are 5 steps to creating your own self-care routine:
1.Find what feels good
Practicing self-care is about giving yourself everything you need to feel good – really good. Not the kind of “good” that you feel after binge-watching an entire series on Netflix while eating candy in bed. But the kind of “good” that doesn’t make you feel guilty. In fact, it should make you feel rejuvenated!
Start by writing down everything that makes you feel truly happy on the inside and. It can be as simple as your favorite color, a season, or a smell.
2. Think about how you can work those things into your routine
Start implementing little things that make you feel really good into your life. Add more of your favorite color to your bedroom, buy candles with your favorite scents, listen to more of your favorite music, or schedule yourself regular massages. Remember that self-care isn’t indulgent. It’s necessary! If a massage once a week is going to make you feel better and happier, then you should absolutely make the time for it.
3. Set measurable self-care goals
Now that you’ve figured out what you want more of in your life and how you’re going to make space for them, it’s time to put it all into practice. If you have a self-care goal to take more “me time” get specific about what that entails. What activities do you want to do, and how long do you plan on doing them? Once you’ve figured out the details of your goals you can measure your adherence throughout the day and week.
4. Keep track throughout the week
Write down your self-care goals for each day of the week and check off each time you complete it. After seven days, look back on your self-care journey and see how you did! Jot down a couple of notes: what made you feel the best, what was difficult, and what you might need to adjust.
5. Make adjustments, if necessary
Goals don’t have to be concrete. In fact, we are more likely to reach out goals if we don’t put such strict parameters on ourselves. If you have a goal that you just keep missing day after day, scrap that one and replace it with another. This is all about finding what feels good and works.
You deserve to have a self-care routine. You have so many other routines that take you energy away, it’s time to put some of it back into your mind, body, and soul! What are your favorite ways to take care of yourself throughout the week?