How to Balance Self-Care with a Busy Life
One of the most difficult challenges a lot of people face with self-care, is finding the time to fit it in. When you live a busy life, it can seem almost impossible to find extra time to look after you.
So, how can you balance practicing self-care when you’re so busy? Here’s some tips to help!
Schedule it in
To make absolutely 100% sure you fit self-care into your busy routine, is to schedule it in. Think about it, you schedule in everything else, why not self-care? When you set a time to focus on yourself, you will more likely stick to it. No matter how busy you think you are, there will always be time for self-care somewhere in your schedule!
Create a morning routine
If you’re struggling to find the best time of day to practice self-care, it might be easiest in the morning. If you’re a busy parent, you might say “yea right Liz, BS” but think about it. In the morning, you could get up just 30 minutes earlier, or 15 minutes. This can be the perfect opportunity to practice self-care.
If you are a parent you could focus on self-care in the evenings when the kids have gone to bed. It doesn’t take long to practice self-care so you should be able to squeeze it in somewhere. You just have to want to...
You don’t have to start by completely overhauling your entire lifestyle. Start small with self-care. Start by taking just 10 minutes out of each day to focus on a self-care activity. Focus on developing one positive self-care habit at a time. Once you have mastered that, you can move on to the next one.
By starting small, it makes it easier to fit self-care into your busy life. So many people think they need to begin with at least 30 minutes a day. The truth is, however much time you can free up for self-care is perfect! Once you get started, you’ll find it easier to start focusing more on self-care because you’re going to have an incredible experience.
Balancing self-care with a busy lifestyle isn’t easy. But, the tips above can really help. You’ll find a lot of tips online too from busy people just like you. Remember, self-care is essential to your health and wellbeing. So, no matter how busy you are, you should always try and make time for self-care daily.