The Importance of having a self-care routine

Hello Beautiful,

Self-care is important for your mental well-being. How can you pour back into your family, friends and tribe if your glass is empty.

I like to use the airplane analogy. Put on your oxygen mask first, before you put it on the child that’s sitting beside you.

Sounds a little selfish right? How are you going to help anyone if you are suffocating.

Self-care means: (from dictionary.com)

1.The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.

2.The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

I know we’ve been taught;

God first, (this one is true for me)
Husband
Family
Community
Job/purpose

I would like to debunk this truth. Because I didn’t see you anywhere on that list. You cannot give to others what you don’t have yourself.

Self-care helps you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can be the best version of yourself for other people.

Everyone around you also benefits from you taking care of yourself.

Also, having a self-care routine leave you looking rested and slows the aging process down.

I would like to set a new standard;

God first
Yourself
Husband
Family
Purpose
Community

What will be your self-care routines? What will it take to make you feel taken care of so you can take care of the humans you’ve been entrusted with.

Write it in your self-care journal and then incorporate it on your schedule. Yes, put yourself on the calender and make YOU a priority.

So here is my self-care plan and routine that I’ve wrote it in my journal and scheduled on my calendar.

1. Prayer daily
2. Read my Bible/devotional daily
3. Saying my affirmations daily
4. Work out at least 30 min. 4-5 a week
5. Incorporate moments of silence daily
6. Rest/sleep daily and hotel stay alone twice a year.
7. Journaling and reading daily
8. Listening to inspiring music, podcast, audiobooks and YouTube videos daily
9. Practice daily gratitude
10. Take luxurious showers/spa baths daily
11. Drink plenty of water daily
12. Aromatherapy oils, roomspray/ candles
13. Eat healthy daily
14. Drink green tea with lemon daily
15. Occasionally drink coffee/ Frappuccino
16. Get my hair done 1 once a month
17. Pedicure/Manicure 1 once a month
18. Facials every week (done by me)
19. Getting myself dressed for the day with full on make up daily
20. Keep my eyebrows arched 1once or twice a month
21. Dates with hubby and friends, once a week with hubby, and once a month with friends
22. Get a massage often (I have a massage pad and neck massager)
23. Travel at least twice a year
24. Dentist and annually doctor visits 1-2 times a year.

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Until the next post, stay beautiful!

Coach Angie!

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My Name is Angela Ewharekuko, also known as Coach Angie. I am the Founder of No Boundaries Breakthrough Blog which was birth out of a desire to see women and girls have a relationship with God, own and walk in their authentic power, live in their brilliance, find their voice, connect to their genius, live on purpose, profit from their passion and live a happy and fulfilled life. Women it is time for you to arise! It is time for you to create the life you were destined to live. God created me to partner with him in helping women and girls recognize their brilliance. He wanted you to know that you can create an amazing, confident, happy and beautiful life. It doesn't matter what happened in your past, you can start right now creating a beautiful life for yourself. A life where you wake up happier everyday. A life where you are truly loving and enjoying your responsibilities as being a beautiful confident extraordinary woman, wife, mom, domestic diva, businesswoman, teacher and an influencer. But in order for you to create this beautiful life, You have to be your own advocate! There is a warrior aspect of being happy but you have got to fight for it! Let me help you to breakthrough to a happy beautiful life! I am a Christian, wife, a mother of 5 and I have 1 granddaughter. I talk about all things relating to women and girls. Some of the topics of discussions are; Breakthrough to a Better Life: self care, speaking life, people pleasing, working out, healthy eating, journaling, love list and more Breakthrough to a Bigger Dream: purpose, passion, visualization, vision boards, goals, abundance mindset, journaling, faith, belief, authenticity, networking, branding, fears, marketing, ask for the sale, discipline, Breakthrough to a Balanced Home: parenting, schedules, meals, clearing the clutter, cleaning routines, atmosphere, discipline, management system, vacations, chores and more. Breakthrough to a Peaceful Homeschool: curriculum, encouragement, schedules, removing clutter, field trips, co-ops, time management, multiple children, meals times, extra curriculum activities, room tour, organization, teaching style, your best homeschool tools, daily routines and more. Breakthrough to better marriage: love, unity, faithfulness, boundaries, communications, intruders, romance, date night, support, encourage, forgiveness, loyalty, respect, cherish and more. Breakthrough for the Unmarried Lady: purpose, focus, self-care, declare your season, sanctification, forgiveness, enjoy your company, toxic relationships, emotional baggage, love list, journaling, removing clutter and more.

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