Thinking about getting into a self-care routine? Don't have enough time to create a routine? Or maybe you're not sure how to do it?
There are so many ways to begin your self-care journey! The first step is to know about the seven pillars of self-care. It might sound like a lot, but it’s not that much. Once you understand the pillars, you can easily start to focus on the things that need work.
At LYFE Balance, we promote health, relaxation and self care for balanced living. We offer products that help you reduce stress within the comfort of your own home.
The 7 Pillars Of Self Care
Mental Self Care
Mental self-care is all about cultivating a healthy mindset through curiosity and mindfulness. It is an essential routine to follow. You will be able to develop a healthy mindset, enhance your knowledge, creativity, and skills. Try to meditate for about 30 minutes or write down your feelings and thoughts in a journal.
Health Self Care
One must have the hope of living a healthy lifestyle and be well-educated on the matter. This includes the knowledge of basic health information and making appropriate health decisions. Having the basic knowledge about health will better equip you on your health journey; increase awareness of poor health choices and risky behaviors; increase self-love and respect; and ultimately, improve your overall health literacy.
Physical Self Care
Physical self-care is the most important thing that you need to do right now. Maintain your body with proper exercise, nutrition, good hygiene, and proper sleep. Having proper physical self-care not only increases your energy level, but boosts your self-esteem. Additionally, regularly eating healthy meals and drinking more water are part of your physical care.
Environmental Self Care
Environmental care involves taking care of the space around you. The more you care about your environment, the more you will feel a sense of belonging. Try arranging your work space into a place of comfort, wearing comfortable clothing or adding plants to you home or work space. You can also get some aroma candles that will fill your home with a peaceful and comfy atmosphere. These simple steps can make you feel better and help you reduce stress.
Spiritual Self Care
A spiritual self-care routine provides you with a sense of direction and making your life more meaningful. You will feel more grounded and develop a sense of belonging in your life by practicing the best spiritual self-care practice. Spend time with nature and try to find a community where you can contribute something to society.
Recreational Self Care
Recreational self-care routine enhances your inner child with the hobbies and activities you love. You can do activities that you loved doing in your childhood days or simply enjoy the pleasures of life. Play a musical instrument, play basketball, go out on a solo trip, or play video or board games. Whatever brings out your inner child!
Social Self Care
Social self-care is all about connecting with other human beings, having healthy relationships and connecting with people who get you. Seek positive social connections that help you to create a sense of belonging and acceptance. Spend time with the people you love and enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Having a good self-care routine is very important; especially to balance your personal and professional life. If you are unable to get inspiration to start your self-care routine, get a jump start at LYFE Balance. We have a wide collection of self care products from aromatherapy candles to organic skin care products. If you are in need of one-to-one guidance on your self-care routine, LYFE Balance Founder, Dr. Lawful, a Doctor of Pharmacy, Nutrition Specialist and Health Nutrition Coach is equipped to help LYFE Balance clients with a holistic approach to self-care.