1. Do One Thing You Like Every Single Day, No Matter What
This is the definition of small. One thing? Every day? It should be easy, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy. In fact, some days it’s really really hard. Between waking up late to catch an extra 15 minutes of sleep, rushing to work, rushing to get the kids or walk the dog, then making sure the dishes are done and dinner is made and catching up on any adulting paperwork or errands you have to do – somehow the day is over and you haven’t done a single thing that’s just for you.
This is not okay.
Do you like training your dog? Knitting? Wood working? Painting? Singing? You DO have 15-20 minutes a day. Wake up 20 minutes earlier. Pack a lunch and take 20 minutes you would have spent driving to do something for you. Set a timer while dinner bakes in the oven. DO that one little thing you like. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t even have to be finished, just do it every day.
2. Take Time Away From Your Phone
3. Move Your Body
4. Connect With Others
5. Stick To Your Self Care Appointments
You know how missing that work meeting just isn’t an option? You can’t just not go to your friend’s baby shower, right? Now here’s another question: why is missing a workout you planned for yourself, or your chiropractor appointment you know will make you feel better, or even a haircut that will boost your self esteem and lower your getting ready time totally reschedulable? Why is the thing you planned for you the easiest thing to bail on? This is a fundamental problem. Treat yourself the way you treat your boss/work; as a non negotiable and crucial part of your day.
The reality is that mental health will never stop being important, and it will probably never stop being a struggle. The important thing is that we continue to prioritize it, work on ourselves, and remind ourselves that no matter our situation, no matter our challenges, we matter, and our mental health does too.
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