On this website and my blogs, I talk a lot about business and entrepreneurial topics, as they are near and dear to my heart. I love to share what has helped me be a success, as I want everyone to be able to live their best lives. Doing so also means taking care of the personal as well as the professional, and self care is a huge part of my overall systems and procedures.
A lot of us talk about the importance of taking care of oneself and nurturing ourselves, but how many of us actually do this on the regular? And I am not just talking about spa dates, massages, and pampering. I am talking about unplugging, journaling, spending time alone, being still—things of that nature.
Just like everything else in our lives, we must prioritize and schedule what is importance to us. In order to make self care a priority, you need to plan doing so on a regular basis. I created a Free Self Care Plan so that you can visually map out your self care goals for each week.
My self care plan is divided into four sections:
When planning, you can write out the ways you will administer self care in each of those areas. Here are a few ideas to help you:
Focus on your mental needs. Do you need to talk to a therapist or counselor? Are you finding yourself being bogged down with negative thoughts and feelings? Use this area of my Self Care Plan to counteract these issues.
Do you need to exercise more? Drink more water? What about that spin class you keep talking about taking?
Are you feeling loved? Do you feel like you give emotional attention to people in your life? Can you do better? Are there some emotional exercises that can help?
Are you in tune with your spiritual self? Do you read the bible regularly or participate in meditation? Do you like to listen to praise and worship music? Plan those things on your Self Care Plan.
Click HERE to download my Self Care Plan and begin using it right away to make sure that you are putting you first.