4 Effortless Ways To Practice Self-Care

4 Effortless Ways To Practice Self-Care

You’ve probably heard people banging on about how to practice self-care , but honestly it is important and necessary.

It’s like making sure the screws and bolts on an essential machine are all oiled, maintained and functioning properly. In this case, you are the machine; the screws and bolts are your physical, emotional and mental welfare. When life happens, the stresses of daily life can become overwhelming and sometimes you may face adversity or days of turbulence. Although I cannot help you find your missing dog, help you juggle your bills and finances or help you catch that flight you’re late for, I can give some tips on how to practice self-care when life is getting you down that have worked for me.

So let me tell you how to practice self-care…

Take a break from social media.

Social media is saturated with constant information and updates. Unlike a TV programme you can’t simply switch it off, there is always something going on. The constant need to be updated and to be in the know can be at the expense of your welfare. Taking a break from social media can allow you to focus on other things which you may not spend as much time focused on. Taking a break can allow you to be updated on yourself, putting yourself as the only content in your personal timeline or news feed and boost your sense of self – it will stop you from the daily comparisons of other humans. Turn off the notifications, maybe delete a few apps temporarily; engage and interact with yourself.

How to Practice Self-Care

Indulge in your hobbies

Hobbies are a great way to spend your time and to take a break from the daily grind. They are activities that bring joy. Sometimes these are things that you have enjoyed from childhood or recently developed. Set aside some time regularly to indulge in your hobbies, whether it’s drawing sketches of passers-by, writing mini-novels or kayaking. Hobbies are great distractions and escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and it can turn into something productive in its own right. Think Marketing Assistant by day, professional Criminal Minds watcher by night.

Have some moments of solitude

An extremely important person in your life is YOU YOU YOU. You might think it’s selfish, you might have children and think otherwise. But taking some ME time is very important to regain composure from stress and to take a break from the marathon that is life. Looking after yourself is the first step into looking after others; it starts with you. Indulge in some alone time, even if it’s something as simple as reading a book, going for a walk or binge-watching the latest season of House of Cards. Shout out to Frank Underwood. Ur Da Be$t. Re-connecting with yourself is essential for a happy life and self-care.

How to Practice Self-Care

Surround yourself with people who uplift you

In the same breath, also value the people around you who love you. Going through life you will meet a multitude of people. Some will stick around and some will come in and out of your life like a bad cold. Those who will be there and just listen to what you do or do not have to say are important. Sometimes you just need someone to vent to without judgement or negativity. The people who are there for you in your time of need, who are positive and uplift you are the people who should be a priority and who you should surround yourself with.

These are my go-to ways of how to practice self-care. Do you have any self-care tips that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments!

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20 Comments

  1. July 28, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I will absolutely agree that pursuing hobby brings joy and the much needed break from the daily grind. A very informative and helpful post. Thank you so much for writing this down.

    • wjames0505
      July 29, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thank you very much for reading!

  2. July 29, 2017 / 5:10 am

    These are such great tips and a great reminder that self care is one of the most important things you can do in your life and it doesnt have to take up a lot of your time or throw off your groove!

    • wjames0505
      July 29, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thank you! Yes they shouldn’t throw you off, they should make you feel better 🙂

  3. July 29, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Totally love the indulging in hobbies statement. I really feel like I’m treating myself when I’m out traveling or taking photographs. It’s a great way to care for yourself.
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  4. July 29, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I so need to take your advice and take a break from Social media. It is so addictive. The only thing is…. It is also my hobby. Blogging, filming ataking pics and all that is what I love to do. I guess I just have to find that healthy balance. Thanks for the reminder because it can certainly take over at times.

  5. July 29, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Beautifully put. I need to do this more. It’s sometimes hard for me time but I am trying to do that more and more.
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  6. July 29, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Great tips. I think all of these will help in self care for sure. Thanks for the great advice.

  7. July 29, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    These last couple of weeks I feel like I’m extra caught up in all the social media. I wake up and check my social media accounts, during the day I’m constantly checking/posting on the social media, before I go to sleep, same story! I just realized that not only am I not taking some ME (& quality family) time to actually have fun, but this much of social media ‘overload’ is somewhat getting mentally exhausting. So I REALLY needed this as a reminder. THANK YOU for these tips!
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    • wjames0505
      July 30, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      ahhhh it is exhausting sometimes, a mini break does a lot of good

  8. Our Family World
    July 30, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Thanks for this post. We really do need to take better care of ourselves. My mom always told me to love myself first so I can love my family more. I am working on it and it does help a lot in making me feel better about my self.

  9. July 30, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Taking time out to invest in your own well being is so essential if you are to be of any use to yourself or others. I like the tips you have included here as ways to ensure we all are aware of the things we can do to stay in good shape mentally and emotionally.

  10. July 31, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I’m totally with you!! Hobbies brings joy and if you you convert hobby into profession it is the best thing for us. Instead of taking rest form your Daily, if we pursue it as profession your life is best.
    Very insightful post. Thanks!!

  11. July 31, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I just recently took a break from Facebook and it was amazing. It’s one whole month of not looking at pictures or browsing or anything like this. I think it’s one of the best ways to just unwind and focus on yourself.

  12. July 31, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    This is such a very helpful post for a very busy everyday life. Been learning few self-care for quite some time. Thanks for sharing.

  13. July 31, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Very nice tips for self care. Solitude and Away from social media is most important.

  14. August 9, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Self care is so important! This is a great post with great ideas x

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