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52 Weeks of Self-Care in the Midst of Everyday Living

January 01, 20243 min read

“Self-Care is not selfish, it is Self-Preservation.” - Audre Lorde


Hello, wellness enthusiasts! Today, let's dive into a topic that's dear to many of us: self-care. Often, we're bombarded with images of perfect, complex self-care routines. But, let's set the record straight: self-care is not about complexity or perfection. It's about genuinely understanding and nurturing your body and soul.

Self-Care: A Simple Affair

Self-care should be simple and accessible. It’s about listening to your body and responding with kindness. Whether it’s a short walk, a healthy snack, or a few moments of deep breathing, these simple acts can have profound effects on our wellbeing.

And remember, what is simple to me might be very different than what's simple for you! This whole challenge is about expanding your options and FINDING the things that really work for you!

The Myth of Perfection in Self-Care

Let's debunk a myth: self-care doesn't have to be Instagram-worthy to be effective. You don’t need fancy spa days or elaborate rituals. Sometimes self-care involves wearing comfy pajamas and reading a good book! What matters is that it works for you, creates the desired affect, and builds better health over time.

Tuning into Your Body's Needs

Your body communicates its needs constantly. It could be craving movement, rest, nutrition, or hydration. The key is to tune in and listen. In fact learning how to listen to your body is one of the most important things about self-care.

Let me put it this way: Forcing your body to do a really hard workout might seem like self-care. But if your body is already under tremendous strain or you are pushing it too hard, a long or excessively hard workout can actually just be one more burden on your body not self-care.

Self-Care for Emotional Wellbeing

Self-care also means taking care of your emotional health. It’s about being kind to yourself and understanding that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. There are many powerful habits we can learn to process our emotions and foster emotional healing. Don't leave these out!

Integrating Self-Care into Daily Life

Life doesn't slow down just because we've decided to take better care of our health. But incorporating self-care into your daily life doesn’t have to be overwhelming. A lot of the habits we will be exploring can easily be incorporated into the flow of our day. In fact, this is a crucial part of deciding whether a health habit is really going to work for you!

Self-Care for Everyone

Self-care is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle. It's especially crucial for parents and caregivers who often put others’ needs before their own. Taking time for self-care isn’t selfish; it's essential.

And the truth is you are already doing some self-care now! We will work together to expand your self-care options and find the ones that REALLY work for you.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, self-care is a personal journey of understanding and nurturing your body and soul. It's about growing into a lifestyle that feels good and nurtures your body.

It's not about being perfect or following complex routines.

It's about finding what works for you and embracing it wholeheartedly. So, take a step back, listen to your body, and remember: the simplest acts of self-care can be the most rewarding.

Are you in??

We will be sharing new self-care habits every week for the next 52 weeks here on the PSW Blog and through YouTube. We'd love to have you join us on this adventure. Join our email list below for a weekly link to the habit post of the week along with extra downloads, checklists, or recipes to help you along the way.

Are you more of a video person?? Enjoy our latest YouTube video accompanying this post!

Joyce is a Certified Personal Trainer dedicated to helping people get out of pain and get into shape. She teaches techniques including the MELT Method, Block Therapy, and Yoga Hammock.

Joyce Anne Day

Joyce is a Certified Personal Trainer dedicated to helping people get out of pain and get into shape. She teaches techniques including the MELT Method, Block Therapy, and Yoga Hammock.

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