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  • Writer's picturePeggy Romero

#Heart30: SELF-CARE

At the 'heart' of my #Heart30 Self-Care Challenge are five main components: SLEEP, WATER, SELF-CARE, DIET and EXERCISE. In this blog post, we'll be discussing self-care, the third component of the #Heart30 Challenge.

Self-care is a priority!

It's not just a buzzword.

It is a crucial practice that nourishes your mind, body, and soul.

Let's start by reviewing just how important self-care is, and to follow, I'll share a few fun ideas to help get you started on your self-care journey...

*You can’t give what you don’t have

You are the beautiful teapot – constantly pouring out love, energy, and support to those around you. But then the teapot runs dry, and you will have to refill it. Many of us don’t know how. Or we don’t take the time we need to refill, and we run on empty. Taking time to recharge ensures that you have plenty of love and energy to share with others. Remember to fill up your cup first or you won’t have it to give.  

*Stress will always be a part of life

Life can be a whirlwind of deadlines, obligations, and unexpected twists. Self-care can help you weather the storm! Whether it's indulging in a bubble bath, taking time for prayer, and practicing mindfulness, or simply taking a moment to breathe, self-care will help you stay grounded. We can't get rid of stress, but we can learn how to master it. Awareness is the key.  When life gets chaotic, remember to take a step back and show yourself some love.

(See the Let-Go technique on my website – It Works!)

*Take care from the inside out

Self-care isn't just about pampering your physical body (although that's definitely a bonus!) – it's really about nurturing your mental and emotional well-being. Whether it's journaling, practicing gratitude, or spending quality time with loved ones, self-care activities help you cultivate a positive mindset and inner peace.

*Know you are worth it! 

Self-care is a radical act of self-love and acceptance and we're not all comfortable with it. You may have to spend some time sitting down with a journal, getting really honest with yourself, and figure out how you feel about you. It's high time you see your value. You are one-of-a-kind. A masterpiece!  Moving forward, long past these 30 days, this will help you with your self-worth. Get it all out on paper, you will feel better. It's about recognizing your inherent worthiness and prioritizing your own happiness and well-being. 

*Get out your journal or a notebook and purposefully spend some time writing out all the great things about you.

What do you love about yourself and who you are. I am statements work very well. Say them out loud, look yourself in the mirror and remind yourself of all those things that make you fabulous.

This is a powerful exercise that will help you become aware that you are worthy of love, care, and all the good things life has to offer.

Here’s the fun part - Now that we've sung the praises of self-care, it's time to put those words into action! Here are a few fun and simple ideas to kickstart your self-care journey:

  • Treat yourself to a DIY spa day complete with face masks, bubble baths, and your favorite soothing playlist.

  • Unplug and unwind with a technology detox – spend some time outdoors, read a book, or get lost in a creative project.

  • Practice mindfulness and meditation to quiet your mind and reconnect with your inner peace.

  • Get moving with some exercise or yoga – not only does it boost your physical health, but it also releases those feel-good endorphins!

  • Indulge in your favorite hobby or creative outlet – whether it's painting, gardening, or baking, let your inner artist shine!

  • I love to close every night with gratitude. Simply write out 3 things you are grateful for and any closing thoughts I might have. It helps me go to bed with a clear mind and an open heart. I also start every day on purpose – Green Focus Power Hour.

So, there you go- the importance of self-care and a few fun ideas to get you started on your self-love journey. Remember, taking care of yourself isn't selfish – it's essential.

So, go ahead and treat yourself – at least one thing a day every day for at least during #Heart30, and hopefully far beyond that. You’re worth it!

Live every day on purpose,

Peggy Romero


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