by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 Crossfit Coach and Crossfit Kids Coach
Self-care: The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. The key word in this sentence is “practice.” With practice, the care we take of ourselves become more automatic, more a natural extension of our actions.
Self-care looks different to each individual, but as long as it’s improving one’s overall health it is a good thing.
Exercise is one of the biggest self-care actions you can take. Whether it’s hiking, yoga or CrossFit, the movement of your body is very important. So I’m going to say exercise is top on my list along with good nutritional habits when it comes to self-care.
But here are a few more actions I can think of that we need to do for ourselves:
- Sleep enough
- Gather our thoughts
- Breathe deeply
- Read a good book or listen to a podcast
- Talk, really talk, to a family member or friend
- Take a hot shower or bath
- Enjoy nature
Always, remember to have fun in your life and not take everything too seriously!
That said, Psych2Go website offers these fun ideas within its top 100 self-care ideas:
- Cuddle with a pet
- Bake your favorite dessert
- Watch your favorite movie
- Go out for a ride and sing to your favorite songs
- Pop some bubble wrap
- Give yourself permission to do nothing
- Dress up just because
Self-care is extremely important when it comes to mind and body, so give yourself some grace while you continue showing up daily to give it your best!