I tend to break up my self-care routine over the course of the day.
Morning: I go to the gym. This way I don't have to worry about going later.
Afternoon: I tend to get overwhelmed during the day. In between clients, I take a couple minutes to journal and/or practice breathing exercises. It helps me refocus and be better able to be present with my clients.
Night: Sometimes I have trouble sleeping so I generally meditate before I go to bed.
What do you want to add or subtract from your daily schedule? Which activities are draining or invigorating?
What's included in your daily routine? Which activities do you find invigorating? Maybe these could be a part of a morning ritual. At what times of the day do you feel the most stressed? Maybe that's when you add in one of those activities.
5 ways to cope with our worries
1. Make a worry box. Write down all your worries-- things that are on your to-do list and place these concerns in a box before you go to bed.
2. I tell yourself, "It's okay to be worried. We don't have to fix it right now."
3. Write it down on your to-do list to worry about it later.
4. Journal about it and learn about what's underlying that worry. Bringing in some self-awareness...
When do you know that you have to face unresolved business? Maybe it's acting in ways that you don't normally act
Does it show up through your insecurities?
Perhaps you're feeling more stressed than you usually are?
Do you experience more negative thoughts?
5. Talk to a friend. I have to ask others for advice or tell friends that I want to vent.
This contrasts professional relationships or networking with others, where advice can be helpful.
How do you set boundaries with others? What makes it hard to speak your mind? If it's not hard for you to set boundaries, what do you do that makes it easier?
Tap into what you love
What makes you feel rejuvenated? Is there a way where you could add in time in your schedule to go there? Let's face it. We've got schedules that are jam-packed. Let's make it possible to get there or find somewhere in the middle. Maybe it's somewhere that's 10 minutes away as opposed to 2 hours away. Where's that place for you?