A Self-Care Plan That Puts You Back on the List

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? By now you may have let them go or you’re looking at how to get yourself back on track. We want to make sure you’re being kind to yourself in this process, and that’s why we’re launching a new 12-part blog post series about self-care.

Self-care gurus often tell us to put ourselves at the top of the list. Yet that can feel very uncomfortable or even impossible, especially if you’re used to ignoring your own needs for the sake of everyone else.

Over the next 12 weeks we’ll uncover a self-care plan that makes sure you’re on the list. You don’t always need to be at the top (though you can be), but you need to be on there!

We won’t be asking you to book a mani-pedi or a massage. Those things can be lovely, of course, but sometimes making and keeping those appointments can create more stress than they take away.

We’re talking about something deeper, and that’s learning to do things for yourself in a compassionate, caring way.

When people exercise, cross training is recommended to make sure the entire body gets a comprehensive workout, and to avoid injuries from focusing too much on one body part or repetitive motions.

Your self-care routine should also have this type of balance. What works one week may not work the next, so you need to try something different. Or be proactive and switch it up before it stops working.

The ideas you gain from this series are things you can sample, combine, pick up, let go, and most of all tweak to make them your own.

We’ll start building your self-care plan next week with the self-care tool of gratitude.