The Art of Self-Care

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

pj shirt | pj pants | coffee cup (local boutique)

I've noticed that the older I get, the easier it is for me to get stressed out.  Do you feel the same way?  I remember taking a quiz in college about stress and I scored very low, and I feel like now if I took that same quiz I'd score way high!  I think it's because the older I've gotten (aka the fact that I'm now a real adult) and the more responsibilities I have, the easier it is for me to stress about things that I have no control over.

And stress really affects my body.  We all know that stress can lower your metabolism, but I've learned that stress even affects my digestive system to make me very sick and unable to eat.  

So how do I deal with the stresses of just being an adult?


I know the term "self-care" is a relatively new term but the concept is not.  It's so important to stop and make time to take care of ourselves before we run our body ragged.  Below are some of my favorite ways to practice self-care...

1. Be in the Word and pray

2. Take a warm bath using lavender oil

3. Drink my favorite latte and savor it

4. Paint my nails (or have them done!!)

5. Get in my pjs early and make time to unwind

6. Read

7. Watch a TV show or Hallmark movie!

8. Go for a walk

9. Call my family or best friend

10. Light a candle

11. Go to bed early

12. Ask for help and accept that help!

13. Bake something sweet

What are some ways you practice self-care?


  1. You're the cutest and you are so so smart!! Love this important post on taking care of us so that we can be our best for others too! love you!

  2. I try to tell myself that I dont get stressed but I know that's not the case because I will end up getting a cold out of no where! Going to be early and asking for help is key! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Yes, taking care of ourselves is such an important thing... why do we tend to put it on the back burner?! Sleep is the most important thing I can do for myself, and working out is second! I always feel so much better when I work out!

  4. Self care is so important! It's something I struggle with daily but then my health will get wonky again and I know I've slipped. I always feel so guilty for taking time for myself but I know it's important.

  5. Such a great post and definitely needed by everyone!!! Thanks for the reminders! Annster's Domain

  6. I love doing face masks and painting my nails. And making sure to give myself time to read before bed, even if it is just a chapter. Makes a world of difference!

  7. Self care is SO important! I don't think many people realize how important it is until something major comes along and rocks the boat. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Pyjamas are best friends, I promise!
    Love this post!

    xo Corina

  9. Self-care is absolute must!!! I need that time to feel truly refreshed.

  10. YES! This is so true and so important.

  11. Really really important things to remember! I agree with all of them!

  12. Sleep, drink water, eat healthy, work out, get regular massages/facials, etc! Then I buy myself something (could be small like nice chocolate or purse/jewelry/clothing article I’ve been eyeing) every now & then! Total game changers for me!

  13. ASK FOR HELP! yes....why did it take me most my life to realize this makes me smart...not weak!


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