There is so much more to our health than just the food we eat or how we move our body. Our own well-being is very important to how we live. One way to achieve this is through self-care. Now this can look different for each of us based on our own needs. Self-care is about treating yourself well and showing your own self some love.

This seems like it would be an easy task , but in fact it can be really tough to treat ourselves kindly or even think of our own needs. It seems we aren’t able to slow down and give ourselves a break. The truth however is that this is exactly what we need to do. We should give ourselves rewards for all the hard work we do. Remember this reward is just for you-hence the term self-care. So what you choose is up to you, involving only you.

Self-care requires we focus on our needs in a way that helps us relax and feel good about ourselves. This could involve sitting on the couch reading a book or watching some Netflix, maybe with a glass of red wine or some tea. Some prefer to relax in a peaceful bubble bath or get their nails done or receive a massage. The point here is to choose something that makes your soul happy and allows you time to breathe. No matter what you choose, I recommend putting your phone away and focusing on you for a little bit. Most Sunday mornings I eat my breakfast and drink my tea while reading a magazine. I don’t check my phone for a couple hours because that is my “me”time. I need that quiet sacred time if I am going to be at my optimal best. It allows me to recharge so I can tackle the next week.

So whatever it is you need to do for your “me” time then take it. The world will not fall apart if you give yourself even just a half hour. So today, on Valentine’s Day, give yourself a hug, permission to relax and show yourself the love you deserve.

Wellness Wednesday,