Self-care has always been an important part of human existence, even back when the priority was, well, surviving! Whether your self-care is spiritual, or "you time," or learning a new skill…I want to give you my 3 favorite self-care tips!
I don't mean the alcoholic kind, although in specific situations that could apply as well! 😉 Instead, I mean drinks like smoothies and my "Recover Coffee".
I did a video on "How I Make My Morning Coffee". I've linked the video here, in case you are curious about my Recover Coffee routine. This drink, however, is an important self-care tip for me in the MORNING!🥰
2. Skin Protection Stuff!
I've also talked a bit about sunscreen and how natural sunscreen is better than chemical sunscreen. That's because chemical sunscreen includes an ingredient called oxybenzone, which can harm your reproductive system. I know, crazy!!
Use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen instead. I know they sounds like dangerous chemicals too, but actually, these types of sunscreens stay ON TOP of your skin, instead of dangerously absorbing into your skin/bloodstream.
3. Positive Self-Talk
Think for a minute how nicely we talk to our babies. (And I hope that's really, super nice!!)
Oftentimes our inner voice isn't that nice at all to ourselves. We say things to ourselves like, "I can't believe I can't do this," or picking apart our body insecurities, or yelling at ourselves because of something silly we said or did.
We're willing to give others the benefit of the doubt, but not always ourselves.
So one of my favorite self-care tips is, keep a "meanness journal"!
I challenge you to listen to how you talk to yourself. And then, write it down in a journal, no matter how bad it is (and hopefully you have some nice thoughts in there too!). Then, at the end of, say, a week, look over any negative statements you made in your journal, and on the line(s) below, write a counterargument.
Then CROSS OUT the negative statement. That way, only your original self-affirming statements are there, as well as the equally self-confident revisions!!
Or, you could switch this formula up and have YOUR PARTNER write nice things about you / rebuttals to your insecurities!! And then do the same for them. Now it's a bonding exercise in addition to a self-love exercise.
From self-care tips, to health and fitness advice, to relationship tips, to baby Q&A…I cover it all in this blog! But you don't get to see my face when I'm giving you this advice and I think that's just a shame. 😉 So feel free to head over to my Instagram, where I keep a running video diary and have lots of video-form advice for you as well!!