Five ways to increase self care today

Self care is not a once a week or once a month type thing. It’s a daily practice to care for yourself in ways that make you a better version of you. Some days that means just resting. Other days it may mean doing all that adulting you wanted to avoid. Other days it may mean taking time to be creative. Sometimes it’s a mixture.

Five ways I’ve focused on the practice of self care include:

  1. Reading 3-5 days a week: Typically the time I find to do this is before bedtime. I have books on the Kindle app as well as hard copies I enjoy reading and based on which book I’m in the mood for, I pick that one up and try to read for at least 15 minutes before bed.
  2. Food Prepping each Sunday: I “try” to food prep lunch and dinner options for 4-6 days of the week and various items so I have a variety and don’t get bored. They range from using my air fryer and making chicken, using the instant pot for soup, baking some veggies in the oven, as well as egg muffins for quick and easy grab and go options.
  3. Exercising in the AM: I workout in the AM so the excuse to workout is no longer lingering throughout the day and I make healthier choices through the day if I know I’ve started out right as well.
  4. Drinking more water: I have too many water bottles to count, but using a fun water bottle makes me more excited to drink water – strrange? maybe. true? Definitely. This way I can ensure I drink more water and know how much I drink during the day.
  5. Spending time with furry creatures who inhabit my home: Pets and animals are a great stress relief as well as pure joy. Spending even 15-20 minutes to snuggle or play with them is an instant smile.

There are more things I want and hope to do, but in my opinion this is a pretty great start.

What about you?

Until next time #radiatedaily

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