I have found myself being really excited about my small routine lately. The steps I take are certainly no magic cure-all for depression. However, I do feel “maintained” in a healthy way. There’s no feeling of being on the edge and it’s such a nice break from how heavy everything felt Oct-Dec.
These small items add up to approximately 2-hours a day of self care. Something which feels entirely indulgent when you are so accustomed to caring for everyone else.
This is my list of 6 things that make me feel cherished and taken care of by my favorite gal 😉
Taking vitamin D and vitamin B12
Reading a chapter a day
Picking up the bedroom
Flossing 2-3x a day (the night time one is my fave!)
Jade rolling my neck and face
Sitting by my happy light for 30-minutes at bedtime
I have been following the same routine for approximately 3 weeks now. By the time I start jade rolling, the sleepiness creeps in. I am prepped for bed so much sooner and I find that I am getting more sleep as a result.
I am not saying this routine will work for everyone. However, having a routine that makes you feel special can make a positive impact in your day-to-day. And we can all use a little of that!
I would love to hear what works for you – what makes you feel cherished? Maybe there’s something I can snag for my own routine!