I don't know about you but when I think of self-care, I immediately picture myself getting a massage on the beach, my face covered in avocado, and sliced cucumber on my eyes.
While that is true to some, I had to come to a quick realization that self-care doesn't always equate to going on vacation to escape from the responsibilities and realities of life. Sometimes it's getting in three balanced meals every day instead of being too busy to eat lunch, or getting at least 8 hours of sleep instead of priding myself on the late nights, early mornings grind.
While the self-care message has kind of gotten lost in the sauce lately, there's a way to make sure you're really indulging in it properly. Check out the gallery below:
Eat, Sleep, and Exercise
These are pretty much the basics when it comes to self-care. We all know that a good night's sleep (at least 7 hours), eating healthy, and exercising is vital to taking care of ourselves. As for sleep, don't be afraid to take a power nap in the middle of the day. You might be surprised at how it can get you right!
When it comes to eating, think about the foods that make you and your body feel good after you push away the plate. Add more of those to your diet and slowly cut out the ones that have a negative impact. Not saying you can never have ice cream ever again, but it's just all about balance and being and feeling like your best self. As for exercise, make a point to get moving at least once a day. You can take a walk or do a workout video. This is also an amazing time to think and reflect, which is what all things self-care is made of.