Enrich Yourself with these Self-Care Activities
To be perfectly honest, this year has been a bit of a mess so far. After all, you know it’s an interesting year when a global pandemic is starting to become old news. While many people may just be focusing on getting by, difficult times can also become when you start thriving. There’s nothing like a little chaos to help push you to start nurturing yourself through self-care activities. Here are 4 self-care activities to help you thrive in 2020:
1 | Find Your Tribe
Self-care activities don’t all have to be about pushing away the outside world. Sometimes, the best self-care activities involve letting in the right people. Nobody has time for toxic energy or friendships that feel like a full-time job. Spend time with people who leave you feeling refreshed.
When you can’t get up close and personal, you can still reach out and stay connected. Message, call, FaceTime, or Zoom with those you love and enjoy. Put pen to paper and send a note to someone special.
2 | Become Your Own Cheerleader
Sometimes the best person to motivate you really can be yourself. Friends and family can help build your self-esteem and keep you motivated, but you are the person you’re with 24/7. If you’re constantly criticizing yourself for minor failures, you never have the room to grow.
Become your own cheerleader. Treating yourself as kindly as you would your best friend. It’s one of the easiest and most beneficial self-care activities you can possibly do.
3 | Embrace the Healing Power Of Nature
Think gardening seems like it belongs on your mother’s list of self-care activities. However, we all deserve to nurture ourselves with a little nature. Plant care is an excellent way to give yourself an added sense of purpose.
Give life to something, even if it’s just a small houseplant. The act can add a spark of joy to your day and make your home just a little bit livelier. If you think you you lack a green thumb, tend to a hardy succulent.
4 | Make Your Space Your Own
Speaking of your home, no list of self-care activities would be complete without a little home makeover. They say you should spend your time and money on the things you use the most. Home is where you spend almost all of your time (at least during quarantine).
Bring a little nature in by buying yourself fresh flowers once a week. Transform a space into your own little creative nook. Little improvements can make your home a more comforting place to be.
Allow Yourself To Grow With These Self-Care Activities
The whole point of practicing self-care activities is to take care of your needs so that you can go out and do great things in the world. Whether you decide to start your own business or devote your life to whale and dolphin conservation, you’ll need to practice regular self-care if you don’t want to burnout (just think of the whales—they need you!) And after you’ve finished one of these self-care activities, check out ways you can reduce plastic pollution to take that positive energy and put it out into the world.