A Self-care Day For The Elite

Having a self-care day once a week or MINIMUM once every fortnight is crucial. As you stop taking care of yourself, things in your life can start to fall apart very quickly.

You may think you are too busy to take care of yourself; that is what I told myself ten months ago. A friend once told me, "you can't pour from an empty cup." I choose to see my self-care as a way for me to refill my cup so I can go on to help fill other cups.

Self-care is not selfish; it changes your perspective and slows your mind down. Pieces of the puzzle to your life start making sense once you nourish yourself self-care is, self-care is so life-changing that I sometimes have two self-care days a week. Crazy right? It can be difficult to dedicate a whole day to self-care, but if you want to reap the rewards, I have total faith, you can introduce it into your weekly routine. You could try self-care days specifically on the weekend or do half a self-care day on one day and spread it out over the week. A self-care day spread over two or even three days is better than not having one!

OR maybe you don't think it is selfish, but you think you could spend the day doing something far more productive than taking care of yourself. You're WRONG; I hate to be the bearer of bad news. If you are running around like a headless chicken and waiting for the burnout to catch up to you, so you're forced to take care of yourself, why not work it into your routine? If self-care is inevitable which, it definitely is, work it into your schedule, on your terms and do it how YOU want to.

I have to warn you if you have not tried this before a self-care day is like hitting a big red reset button on your life. What is nice is that you can plan it in advance and take some of the "I have a million things to do" stress away and give you something to look forward to.

A whole self-care day will also give you the freedom to explore what type of self-care works for you. We are all different, so you may have to switch up your routine to suit you best.

I am going to give you an insight into my self-care day, some of you may love it, or you may want to pick and choose and add in your own things, which is excellent! The self-care day is all about you, so do what works for you best.

A Self-care Day for the Elite

1. Light your favourite candle

Our sense of smell is sensitive, so I decide to start off my day with lighting a candle of my preference. I light it as soon as I wake up, if you can't find anything in your room ever try and find a lighter and put it next to your bed before you go to sleep. That way, there is no excuse to skip that step or stress yourself out looking for a lighter.

2. Get some tea into your system

If you can try and skip the coffee today and sip on tea, it will allow you to relax better throughout the day. I have a no-caffeine diet, so I use decaffeinated tea bags, but regular tea has less caffeine than coffee.

3. Get your skincare on!

Boys don't get afraid; a good skincare routine will do wonders for you too! You should already have a daily skincare routine, but as you won't be in a rush, you can take extra time and care on your skin. This is a great day to exfoliate, shave your face (it's not as weird as it seems, ladies and gentleman if you want a flawless base for your makeup I would 100% recommend) and a face mask. Do what you usually would skip because you don't have enough time.

This could also be a great time to cut up that aloe vera plant and stick it on your face!

3. Meditate

You can skip this step if meditating isn't your thing or you can try my post "mindfulness for those who aren't into meditation" and follow that instead.

There are so many benefits to meditating, such as:

Setting a tone of "calm" for the entire day: this is needed on a self-care day. It allows you to continue your day balanced and peacefully.

Gives you energy: Endorphins are released when meditating, and they aren't just for emotional well being. They are energy boosters. It makes you far more alert and prevents you from craving fizzy drinks and junk food.

Builds focus: having anywhere between 5-30 minutes or more of stillness in the morning allows your subconscious to "work behind the scenes." You will have a clear focus for the day and understand what your priorities are.

The overall sense of well-being: it changes your attitude towards the things you're currently doing. When you wake up and think about your obligations before you even need to start them, you aren't going to perform the tasks to the best of your ability. Meditating is going to allow you to manage your obligations with a positive attitude.

Make sure you wear something loose and comfortable!

4. Journal

I start off every morning journaling, but on my self-care days, I focus on journalling even more. Journalling reduces stress, keeps your memory sharp, and boosts your mood.

You can journal in several days, whether that be your time to start manifesting your desires, to practising gratitude or to just write down your thoughts.

I write down what I am manifesting for the short term five times every single day, and I write down ten things I am grateful for in my morning journaling session.

5. Clean your bedroom

I know it can be some people's last desire, but cleaning your bedroom is a fantastic touch on a self-care day. You are tidying your thoughts at the same time!

To me, there is no better feeling than having a shower, washing my hair, and having fresh bed sheets on my bed. A cleanroom on top of that, I can't even explain how good it makes me feel. I find cleaning to be highly therapeutic.

It can also help you get better sleep, vacuuming, and dusting your room improves the air quality, which leads to a much better night's sleep. An apparent reason to clean your bedroom is to be more organised; you will know exactly where everything is and improve your attitude when doing work in your room!

That is it! A self-care day for the elite, it is simple but oh so effective. I add things as, and when I feel like I need something, usually I feel inspired to write or create content after completing these steps. If I don't, it is a Netflix and chill type of evening!

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