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20 Crazy Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care Every Day

Last week, one of my readers asked me to share my best self-care secret. Because life isn’t static and circumstances change, it’s impossible to pick just one.

So I told her I’d share twenty in this week’s blog.

These are the things I try to do almost every day. When I don’t, I never beat myself up, though. That would be bad self-care .

See if any work for you…

  • Wake up grateful.
  • Drink half your body weight in water (in ounces).
  • Put space in your calendar between commitments or appointments so you stay in the flow.
  • Look for one thing in nature that astonishes you.
  • Challenge your perfectionism by allowing good enough to be good enough.
  • Smile.
  • Start the week by looking at your calendar to see if any engagement makes you groan. If you find something, change it.
  • Stop hanging out with people who care more about hearing their own voice than mutual conversation.
  • Take a picture of a bird or an animal.
  • Move your body in some fun way.
  • Give away one thing you no longer love or need.
  • Eat lots of green vegetables.
  • Say thank you.  A lot.
  • Go to bed early.
  • Keep a flower nearby.
  • Do something helpful and loving for someone else.
  • Listen to a favorite piece of music.
  • Meditate, even if only for ten minutes.
  • Tell yourself, “I love you, sweetheart” in the most tender-loving way.
  • Laugh.  Then laugh some more.

There you have it – a handy self-care list!  Enjoy your day .

xo Cheryl

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