My Self Care Basics

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Today, I'm sharing my self care go-to basics. I try to do these things on a daily basis. I do these things when I'm feeling a bit under the weather, or emotionally drained as I feel that if these are the only things I do during the day, I have accomplished something. 

My self care basics (in no particular order)

  • Getting out of bed
  • Making the bed - I don't think you need to make your bed at the beginning of the day; sometimes I make it right before I going to bed (I really hate getting into an unmade bed) 
  • Having a shower - sometimes I shower at the beginning of the day; sometimes I shower as part of my evening routine before bed. 
  • Brushing my teeth and washing my face- sometimes I do my 6 - 7 step skincare routine, sometimes I just wash my face with cold water (it's all about the amount of energy I have)
  • Getting dressed - I always feel a little better when I'm wearing what I refer to as 'people clothes'
  • Making sure I stay hydrated and nourished throughout the day

My self care basics are very basic; When I first thought about what self-care looked like for me, these were not things I would have thought to include in a self care routine. The more I think about it, the more I realise self-care can be simple; while it's nice to feel pampered, self care doesn't need to be going out and getting a massage; sometimes, it can be as simple as getting out of bed and making sure you eat something. 

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