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One of the best ways to show you love yourself is to take care of yourself. In order to properly take care of others, you must first take care of you.

Leona

I have been thinking a lot more about self-care since my previous post, in which I suggested that self-care should be defined and practiced from a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual perspective. I also made the bold statement that self-care is a daily practice and not an event. If you have not already read that post you can read it here.

The year 2020, more than any other has reminded me of how important it is to take care of myself. Maybe that and the stark realization that I am over 40! ? I have been paying closer attention to how I treat myself. I have also been trying to live more mindfully and intentionally, as I believe this goes hand in hand with regular self-care.

I did not offer any suggestions for self-care in my previous post but rather encouraged you to decide what your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs are and choose activities which help to satisfy those needs. You see, there is no one size fits all or no magic formula when it comes to self-care.

Nonetheless, I thought I would share with you my top 10 self-care practices. These are the things that I enjoy and that work for me. Maybe they will inspire you to give some or all of them a try. They are bound to leave you feeling amazing! If by chance they don’t all work for you, that’s fine. Take what you need and leave what you don’t. The whole idea is to always do what works best for you and satisfies your needs.

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