emotional self-care

The Ultimate Guide to Emotional Self-Care

emotional self-care

What is Emotional Self-Care?

Here are some signs that show when emotional self-care is needed:

Why is Emotional Self-Care Important?

Emotional self-care is important for 6 reasons:

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  1. To be more resilient. Which means you are able to bounce back after stressful events. Resilient people are better able to handle the ups and downs of life without feeling like they can’t cope or that things will never get better.
  1. To be more productive. By helping you focus on what’s important and not getting distracted by things that aren’t crucial for your well-being (e.g., checking social media). When we’re feeling good about ourselves, we generally make smarter decisions about how best to spend our time—we’re not wasting energy on worrying about unimportant things!
  1. Breaking bad habits. If you have bad habits that prevent emotional health (e.g., overeating), then emotional self-care will help break those habits by making sure they don’t negatively impact how we feel on a daily basis. For example, if someone is constantly eating junk food because they think it makes them happy but this only adds weight gain or inflammation in their body, then taking steps towards healthier eating would benefit both mental and physical wellbeing simultaneously over time.”

How to Practice Emotional Self-Care

Start practicing emotional self-care start by creating a routine that includes both intentional relaxation (e.g., meditation) and non-negotiable “me time.” Steer clear of perfectionism, saying yes when you really want to say no, and comparing yourself to other moms on social media.

1. Set Aside time Each Day for Yourself

Even if it’s only for five minutes at the beginning or end of each day, give yourself some space from responsibilities so that you can focus on taking care of yourself emotionally (and physically). This may mean reading a book before bed every night, writing in a journal after work, or taking a walk around the block when lunch break rolls around. Whatever helps you relax and decompress.

When you take the time for yourself your kids will become more aware of your needs as well. They’ll learn that it’s okay for their parents to have time away from them so they can recharge. Ultimately, this teaches them how important it is to give themselves the same love and attention they give others.

2. Practice Mindfulness

3. Let Go of Control

4. Let it all out

5. Take a Vacation From Social Media

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6. Learn to Say No

7. Put Your Phone Away at Least an Hour Before Bedtime

8. Unfollow People Who Make You feel Bad About Yourself Online

9. Beef Up Your Support Network

10. Do Something Creative, Just for You

11. Avoid Toxic People and Situations

Don’t surround yourself with toxic people. Toxic people are those who make you feel bad about yourself. They are always complaining or making excuses, and are always trying to get other people to do things for them. Avoid relationships with these types of individuals at all costs!

12. Learn the Art of Accepting Compliments

Need More Support?

Here are reputable professional therapy services and aids that I highly recommend for your emotional self-care journey :

Final Thoughts on Emotional Self-Care

With Love, 365 Health and Wellness Mama!

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