Do you know how to create a self-care schedule for yourself that actually works for you in a sustainable, daily, love-to-self way?
Full disclosure — I am the master at this. Seriously, I can be your Self-Care guru.
It’s so important and frankly right now, it’s everything.
I think of my self care schedule as a non-negotiable strategy that becomes foundational for everything I value in my life – my health, relationships, self-love, connection with others, my passions, my creativity and the work I do in the world.
I want to share with you a way to create a personalized schedule that goes way beyond a pedicure or manicure (although, let’s be honest — get those too).
Get a pen & paper and brain dump the following:
- Write down everything that brings you joy.
- Write down everything that soothes your heart.
- Write down everything that feels like grace.
- Write down everything that makes you laugh + brings you levity.
- Write down every healing modalities that helps you show in for yourself in all the best ways.
- Write down everything that feels like coming home to yourself.
Within that list are the tools of YOUR self-care strategy.
Organize them however you’d like and post them so that you can access your personalized performance and wellness self-care strategies every day.
Buy yourself a paper planner that has enough room for each day of the week and slot in your non-negotiable commitments (be specific with this – not everything in your life is non-negotiable).
Then create space in your daily life for multiple doses of self-care. Schedule ahead for therapy, classes, and holistic care.
Remember, nothing is too small to be considered worthy and nothing is too large for you to not be worthy.
My Usual Self-Care Doses Include…
- Waking up without an alarm
- Drinking an entire cup of coffee in my fav mug in silence
- A 60 minute yoga class
- Picking an angel card and spending 60 seconds in contemplation
- Lighting a candle on my desk
- 15 minute walk with my dog
- Putting dinner in my instant pot so that I can have a hot dinner with my family with little effort