The 3 Key Components of building a Healthy Self-Care Routine!

by | Jul 22, 2020 | All Posts, Mindful Living

Building your self-care routine is a very personal journey. Each of us has different priorities and needs which our routine needs to morph around. BUT, how do you know if your self-care routine is healthy and works for you? I’m going to give you the 3 main components which should be a part of your self-care routine!

Our routines are meant to work with us to make us more efficient. When it comes to self-care, our self-care routines should be making sure that we’re efficiently taking care of ourselves.

Through my journey of self-care, I have realized that including these 3 KEY components in my self-care routine helps me take care of myself in the best way. These components together will tackle mental, physical and spiritual health.

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3 Key Components of a Healthy Self Care Routine.

1. Self Reflection

Being aware of our emotions and of the issues we’re currently facing is a key puzzle piece to helping you be more efficient; which is where Self Reflection comes in!

When you’re AWARE that you’re struggling with something then it’ll be a lot easier for you to work on it. Recognising the problem is the first step to finding a SOLUTION.

So, how exactly should you be self reflecting to be more aware?

Some of you already know what I’m going to say 😉

You MEDITATE!

Meditation is an extremely powerful tool that will help you tap in your sub conscious to help you identify what is bothering you. There are so many more benefits to meditation which can help you through your self care journey. I’ve listed out the top ten benefits in the post linked here: 10 Benefits of Meditation and How to make it Easier for you!

Alternatively, you could try JOURNALING.

Spend 10-15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting on what went right vs wrong. The idea is that journaling over time will help you identify patterns and thus identify issues or triggers.

Pick a SELF REFLECTION METHOD THAT RESONATES WITH YOU! Don’t meditate if you’re not enjoying it, find another alternative that makes your self-reflection process FUN for you.

This is a key component and a stepping stone to all others, so it’s important that you’re comfortable with the method you pick.

Make sure a practice like meditation or a practice that helps you with self-reflection is a part of your self-care routine. These are the tools that will help you be more AWARE, so take advantage of them!

You’ll notice a shift in the way you think once you identify your problems. This is because once you know your issues your brains start crunching to figure out how to fix it! Thus, AWARENESS is powerful, it’s going to kickstart your brain into finding solutions.

Also, Self reflection will help keep you mental and spiritual health in check.

2. Movement

An overall healthy lifestyle has to have movement. Thus MOVEMENT is the second key component of your self care routine.

The reason I say movement and not working out is because I want YOU to decide how you incorporate movement into your self care routine.

Of course, the most obvious way to incorporate movement is through daily/weekly workouts. Other ways you could possibly be doing this is through sports (playing tennis, badminton etc.), walking, dancing etc.

It’s really up to you! The idea is that you have MOVEMENT in your routine 3-5 times per week.

Make sure you’re taking your movement seriously, in the long run the health benefits are unparalleled.

It’s obvious that movement will help you with your physical health. But, movement can also help you keep your mental health in check because when you’re working out or doing any other physical activity your body is less likely to feel stressed out or overwhelmed.

So, I suggest add some kind of movement to your self care routine and make sure you stick with it!

If you’re someone who is feeling demotivated when it comes to working out check out this post: How to stay motivated to workout!

3. Action

Lastly, the FINAL component is ACTION! Now we bring everything together. If you’re doing self reflection right you will have a list of problems you would want to work on.

So it’s time to take ACTION! Your problems are going to remain problems if you don’t act on them.

You’re probably wondering, what does action look like in a self care routine?

Here’s what I want you to do when you identify a problem: WRITE down how you plan to solve it, come up with a PLAN! This is going to help you take your problems in your hands and solve them.

The next step is to EXECUTE your plan: make sure you have a well organised calendar, which is going to ensure that you’re working towards fixing your problems.

Some other ways you can incorporate ACTION in your routine outside of addressing your problems is :

Gratitude Journal

A gratitude journal unlike meditation is an ACTION step. You have to ACT everyday to add to your gratitude journal.

You’ve probably heard me talk about the power of gratitude in a lot of my posts. But the gist is that, when you practice gratitude the universe gives you more to be grateful for!

A gratitude journal is a simple actionable step to add to your self care routine. It will supercharge your manifestations and help you lead a more happy and healthy life!

Continuous Learning

By continuous learning I mean you set out some time in your day to focus on LEARNING.

This can be through actionable steps like reading, watching informational videos, documentaries etc. It’s literally anything that can help you learn more!

When you make continuous learning part of your self-care routine it’s going to be more likely that you’re going to act on it. This means that having this step in your self-care routine will HELP YOU EVOLVE!

Thus, make sure you incorporate and prioritise learning in your self care routine!

Fill out the FORM at the end of this post to get access to my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY and YOUR WEEKLY SELF CARE ROUTINE TRACKING TEMPLATE!

I hope this post has helped you understand what aspects you should be including in your self care routine. If you have self reflection, movement and action you’re on the right path!

If not, add the missing components in your self-care routine and you will see a shift.

I want to leave you with one actionable step right now! Below is the link to a video from Youtube that is going to add to your self-care learning, make sure you check it out –

Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You

Here’s to the start of your self care journey!

Cheers,

Disha

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