Life can be super stressful and difficult at times. It gets to the point where we feel like we’re tied down and unable to continue our production. That’s why self care is super important in this day and age. But what is self care?
Self care is identifying your needs and taking steps to meet them. Self care is like a regular alarm that often goes off in your brain and tells you that you need break. It helps fix things you can control and also allows you to deal with things you can’t control. So, here are some things I like to do on my self care day.
I wake up around 10 a.m. and I begin stretching. I always stretch in the morning, but I actually take time to stretch every single muscle on my self care day.
After I stretch, I take a bath and fill it with bath salt. I don’t really have a favorite bath salt that I use, but Himalayan Crystal Bath Salt is all natural and helps exfoliate skin, reduces stress, and regulates sleep (It costs around $10 too).
Once I’m done in the bath, I wash and dry off and head to the kitchen. On my self care day, I take pride in eating healthy, especially. I usually drink a huge protein shake with oats, strawberries, and bananas with a glass of water.
In the after noon, I dedicate time to my hair. My hair is my glory, after all. Since I’m currently wearing a protective hairstyle, it’s a bit more easier to take care of than my natural hair. I spritz some water on my roots just so that my scalp is somewhat moisturized. This takes at least 5 minutes. I then add my Cantu moisturizer to my scalp (35-40 minutes). Once that’s completed, I use a hair growth oil onto my roots and ends. In total, it takes about an hour maximum. Don’t rush it, though. Take some time, because this also helps to relax.
Once I’m done with my hair, I begin my meditation. I light a scented candle, and I begin focusing on my breathing. I usually meditate for 30 minutes to an hour.
I end the day off with writing in my journal, whether it’s happy, sad, angry, or frustrating thoughts. On my self care day, I make sure to write down all my emotions and feelings to better come in contact with my true self.