050: The Secret to Self-Care in Real Life: 20 Ideas Beyond Bubble Baths & Massages

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Looking for the secret to self-care in real life? This episode is packed with ideas that go beyond bubble baths, massages. Let’s dive into the practical tips so you can start your own self-care practice in your real life.

Self-care is trending right now, and for good reason. Because if self-care means intentionally taking care of yourself: mind, body, soul, then absolutely, let’s start a self-care revolution! The problem? All the self-care lists out there seem to be packed with ideas that frankly seem unrealistic.

Because as much as I love a good bubble bath + hour-long message, this working mama--who’s balancing entrepreneurship, family, life responsibilities, and taking care of herself--well, let’s just say there aren’t a lot of bubble baths happening around here.

Here’s the truth about self-care: It’s simply about all the small ways you tune in, listen to your body, and take small steps to take care of yourself.

It’s about injecting a little self-compassion and mindfulness into your real life, everyday.

And, it’s about flipping the script from what you should be doing, to focusing instead on what feels really good.

So how to make it happen in real life? In this episode we dive into 10 self-care ideas beyond bubble baths, massages, and journaling

20 Feel Good Self-Care Ideas Beyond Baths, Massages, & Journaling

1 | Get up 15 minutes early and . . . read something that feeds your soul.

2 | Get up 15 minutes early and . . . simply sit and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea.

3 | Get up 15 minutes early and . . . start working on your dream.

4 | Take the extra 15 minutes of sleep.

5 | Create a no-phone in your room policy.

6 | Turn alerts off on your phone.

7 | Listen Up . . . Feel Good Playlist, Podcasts Forever, Audio Books

8 | Get Cozy

9 | Create a Hydration Habit

10 | Take a Break . . . Stand, Breathe, Move

11 | Break Up with Gossip

12 | Bring Your Own Treats

13 | Take a (Nap or Pick-Up) Break . . . Sit, Breathe, Move

14 | Check In: What Do You Need to Feel Good

15 | Create a Phone Cut-Off Policy

16 | 20-Minutes to Morning Success

17 | Gratitude List

18 | Acknowledge the Season

19 | Give Yourself Some Credit

20 | Gentle is the New Perfect

Resources

Take the Quiz! Wellness Personality Quiz

Website: realfoodwholelife.com

Instagram: @realfoodwholelife

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