Self Care: Why You Need To Give Yourself Permission To Do This.

On Sunday while I was doing my usual morning routine, something dawned on me: How much time do we as African women invest in self-care before we have to give in to the demands that the world poses on us?

 “I have to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is self-survival.”- Audre Lorde

To stay sane during this period, I have set a routine, just to sort of build a structure of some sort. With that in mind, I kinda realized how the routine consist of “do this for hubby, fix that for baby, make that meal…” literally everything for everyone but me.

A no makeup and relaxation day.

When I realized that on Sunday, I literally dropped everything, grabbed a drink and just relaxed.

Here are 10 things to help you with your self-care Journey;

  1. Try Self-care Apps.
  2. Learn to positively direct you thoughts
  3. Set aside time for good habits. (more self-love)
  4. Be conscious of how you pray, meditate and the worlds that you speak.
  5. Create your own at home spa experience
  6. Put your phone aside for a day.
  7. Take a nap.
  8. Run around your neighborhood.
  9. Talk to a loved one.
  10. Indulge is well home cooked meals.
Create that Spa experience at home5

The world demands a lot from us, if we are not careful, this chips away tiny bits of who we are. So I just stopped by to remind you that it is not selfish to take time for yourself.

PS:  Corona is still roaming in these streets, please be cautious and stay safe.

Thanks for stopping by.

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