Updated: Apr 5, 2019
Yesterday’s post was packed full of different ways to demonstrate care and love toward yourself. As you learned, self-care isn’t just about bubble baths and manicures, however, that too is very much self care too, so I encourage you to enjoy those types of activities.
I gave you a list of five main areas of self-care that are important to practice throughout the year, but they’re particularly helpful during busy times like the holidays, so I’d like to break them down a little in the next few days.
During the holiday season there are so many demands for your time; shopping, cooking, cleaning, spending time with loved ones and friends, attend the many activities and events that are so common.
But, even if you love the holiday busyness, it can become overwhelming if you don’t take a few steps back and spend some time alone a little each day.
And, before you think it, let me reassure you, it’s not selfish to spend time in your own company, in fact, it’s very good for you. If you’re not used to spending time with yourself, it may seem odd at first, but as you begin to see the benefits, you’ll quickly grow to value that time.
Here are a few reasons why;
***Spending time alone helps to recharge your batteries so that you have the energy to tackle the demands of tomorrow.
***You are more creative when you are alone with your thoughts. When your mind begins to wonder it works on all those thoughts and ideas you don’t usually take time for.
***You are better able to solve problems. I find that my best thoughts, solutions and ideas come to me when I’m quiet.
***You can get a lot more done. This may sound odd to you, but when I’m home alone, I like to crank up the music and clean the house.
***Spending time alone helps with mental clarity and peace of mind.
Take some time to yourself. Start with something from the list you created yesterday.