9 of the Most Tantalizing Self Care Tips Ever

Passionate Self Care

One of the surest methods to stay on a focused, purposeful course in your business, relationships … in all of your life, is to take extra special care of yourself. Oftentimes what happens is exactly the opposite: everyone and everything else in our lives takes precedence over our personal needs.

What happens then? Everything crumbles. Nothing works. The entire system shuts down.

What is your idea of self care?

I bet, you are thinking it is something like spending a glorious time at a particular luxurious spa hotel. Sinking into a hot steaming bath filled with roses and smelling of vanilla; candles and soft music playing. You pick up a romance novel that you bought in the gift shop. Oh you lost track of time, you need to quickly dry off so you can get to your hot rock massage. While you are in the spa you decide what the heck you might as well get a mani and pedi as well.

And then reality sets in as your boss or your assistant drops a stack of paperwork on your desk…

While it is very nice to steal away a Spa weekend every once and a while, it is not always practical. So how can you create that same feeling of re-energizing and relaxation at home with just 15 minutes?

Let’s take a look at some tantalizing tips that you can do anytime:

Self-Care Tips for the Body

  1. Create a wonderful nourishing morning ritualthat allows you to rise gracefully into your day. You can read more about creating wonderful mornings here:
  2. Listen to your body, your body is always sending messages to you, most often it is specifically asking you to take care of yourself. Sometimes this means more pampering and self care, sometimes it means more grounding and meditation.
  3. Energize your body, many people find music very energizing, now take it a little further and dance like no one is watching. To keep your body happy and healthy, get your heart pumping each day at least for 15 minutes.

Self-Care Tips for the Mind

  1. Create a sacred space for yourself in your home, this can be as simple as a chair in the corner of a room or as big as your own room. Take time for yourself, spend time in solitude, time for yourself to do something alone with yourself…like a walk in the woods,
  2. Find inner stillness. Take 10-15 minutes a day to be still…meditate, Journal your thoughts, Stay in the present, or just Focus on the positive
  3. Set boundaries. Setting healthy boundaries will allow you to find what works for you specifically and allows you to say “yes” or “no” when needed the most.

Self-Care Tips for the Soul

  1. Connect with your soul-nourishing friends, make sure that your circle of friends leaves you feeling uplifted and wonderfully happy. Then make sure to pencil this time into your schedule each week. Nothing feels better than time with good friends.
  2. Connect with your higher power and center within your spiritual self, maintaining your connection with your spiritual self and your higher power feeds your personal power. Strong personal power amplifies all the other areas of your life.
  3. Connect with your heart, practicing compassion, forgiveness and random acts of giving & kindness allows you to enter a whole new level of self love.

Body, Mind and Soul Alignment

Small annoyances of daily life just don’t bother you any more and they can’t steal your peace while you are focused on self care. Tranquility and solitude refreshes your soul like the streams of a fountain washing away all anxiety and fear. You can be bold and confident in your future choices when you quiet all the other voices around you and listen to the ONLY inner voice inside of you. Your Inner peace is reflected outwardly through all your actions. When you are at peace within your soul, you are able to accomplish more than you ever imagined.

Creating alignment with your Body, Mind and Soul is about taking time to give yourself the room to breathe in the peace and find your balance. When was the last time that you made time for yourself? Even just 15 minutes of “alone” time? Make a plan today, schedule in your calendar 15 minutes every day. Then try several different items from the list above to see how they feel. Did they make you feel more peaceful and relaxed? Great, try another couple items. You will soon have a list of some of your favorite self care items.

Most importantly enjoy the process, take as long as you like to learn these new tantalizing tips.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Excellent post, Lori Lynn!

    To me, self-care means putting the quality of my life ahead of everything else: saying “no” to things that no longer support my true priorities; basing choices on what I want, rather than on what others want; and spending my time and energy on what matters.

    In honest truth, this felt very selfish at first, but the truth is I am more available, effective, and helpful to others (and my beloved pets) when I take good care of myself first.

    In happiness and joy,
    Chantal

    P.S. I smiled when I read your Self-Care Tip for the Mind #1: create a sacred space for yourself in your home. That’s exactly what I have arranged for myself over the weekend so that I can spend time in solitude, read, and meditate. :-)
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    • Lori Lynn says

      I agree about feeling selfish in the beginning and sometimes it still crops up. But I still do make sure to take my own time in my own space so that I can be energized and on FIRE the rest of the time!

      Awesome to hear you created a sacred space! Enjoy it often!

    • Lori Lynn says

      15 minutes is all it takes… if you can do just one thing for 15 minutes each day, you will make such an amazing impact on your life!

      I really try to think about how my life was when I have a single mom of 4 teenagers and was working full time as a manager with over 150 employees… talk about no time.

      I was able to make these small changes that made a HUGE impact, so I know that anyone can!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing this message Lori.

    I think morning rituals are so important for both the mind and the body. Even if your ritual is to start the day with an herbal tea or a latte’, knowing you have this special time of pampering each day is mentally refreshing which becomes physically refreshing.

    I also think self-care for the mind can come in the form of reading a good book. Gaining wisdom from the written words of another is like sitting with a friend who gives encouragement and good advice. I love taking time to read. Finding just a few minutes here and there to steal away to a quiet spot to read even a page or two makes such a difference in a busy day.

    I’m so glad that you mentioned the nourishing of the soul through forgiveness. So often we carry around baggage that doesn’t do any good and that actually robs us of our joy, creativity and open mindedness. Forgiveness releases our heart, mind and soul. Forgiveness is something BIG people do, and in doing so it opens the heart in a tremendous way.

    Thanks for your great message.

    Hugs,
    Margo
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    • Lori Lynn says

      Forgiveness and eliminating negative energy are the top of my list, I work hard to keep them far away and sunny happy positive thoughts traveling through my mind and heart.

      You can’t always choose the things that come into your life, but you can always choose how you react to them!

  3. says

    What a wonderful post! This is exactly the lifestyle I am pursuing…and feeling very balanced. I do take time for myself, my creativity, a good night’s sleep, good food, good friends, walks in nature, love and God. You broke this all down to a very to read and follow process. Women need the reminder that we are worth taking care of. Now we just need help not being so self critical…society and media doesn’t help.
    Jane Robinson´s last blog post ..I went Scuba Diving. Look what I saw.

    • Lori Lynn says

      Thanks Jane!

      I agree so much being self critical is a big factor in my women’s life… I worry most about the young women, just heading into their 20′s and feeling the pressure of having to keep up!

    • Lori Lynn says

      Most definitely! So interesting how where you focus your attention like balance and nurturing can lead you to success in so many different areas of your life!

      Thanks Ciara!

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