this post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees but the words and opinions are my own.
Self-care by definition means to…. the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.
It’s not a fad or a fleeting moment, it’s a process and routine that is 1) all encompassing and 2) forever evolving. What we need mentally, physically and emotionally varies and it’s important to pick up on those things. The past few months have been extremely busy prepping for baby, wrapping up work, taking care of my self physically and mentally for this big life change. Now that we’re in the swing of things as a family of four I can go back to a yoga routine, editing my diet (which didn’t include raw fish, certain meats and cheeses) and being able to active again.
I’ve always been one to write out my to-do lists, goals and wishes. I think it’s so important to set these goals and to work on yourself as it is a process.
Here are five ways to focus on self-care:
1. Drink enough water
2. Sleep 8 hours a night
3. Take time for things that make you happy – for me that’s reading, blogging, being with my family.
4. Nourish from the outside in (Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin) Can you make sure to add something about the products you use?
5. Eat skin boosting, antioxidant rich foods
“You can’t be your best self if you’re not taking care of yourself. You’re likely to do better in other parts of your life if you take the time for you.” –Patricia Normand, psychologist