Makeup Monday isn’t just about the latest mascara or the most expensive highlighter; it’s also about beauty of all kinds- including inner beauty. I’m a firm believer in self-care. Mentally, physically, and emotionally…we all deserve to allow a few moments to ourselves and to make ourselves a priority once in a while.
Sometimes though, we don’t take that time. We allow the negativity of our minds and the world continue to bog us down. Work is stressful, we aren’t the jean size we want to be, we haven’t found our spouse yet…you name it-these things affect us.
Self-care is vital every once in a while. We deserve to take times to ourselves and spend our the time in prayer or worship or even a little pampering. Today I’m sharing 4 tips for self-care!
- Take even a minute // whether it’s five minutes or three hours, take it!! I’m very bad about putting myself first, but I just need too sometimes. After a stressful day or a bad interview, I take a few minutes to pamper and improve my self. It doesn’t have to be this huge deal every month it week-it could be a few minutes here and there even!
- Spend it wisely // if you read, then read. If you love worship music, take a few minutes to settle down and step into His presence. If you like to shop, go spend a little money! Whatever it is that pampers or refreshes you-spend that time doing it! (Not fretting about your problems or marking to-do lists)
- Think positively and recite prayer // one way to take part in self-care is with your thoughts. As Christians, sometimes Satan tries to overtake our minds with negative thoughts about ourselves and our surroundings. One of my tips is take some time and list some positive things about yourself and recite scripture throughout the day. There’s always time for prayer and scripture, so try to make it a priority throughout your days. Remember what Christ says about you, and that’s a major way to care about yourself and see yourself through Gods eyes.
- Remind everyone around you to do the same // make sure your friends and family know how important self-care is and that they deserve it. Especially if you know someone that struggles with mental issues like anxiety or depression, let them know they are worth taking time to take care of in life. Take time to compliment them and remind them of the benefits of self-care and love.
Self-care is vital to mental health but rarely talked about. I’m thankful for a God that sees me through His amazing eyes instead of my own. For me, self-care is taking time to remember that I am loved by God and I am not what the world says I am.
And remember self-care is not just in our time and efforts but our thoughts as well! Take time to love yourself this week! I saved up my money and splurged on a relaxing pedicure yesterday. I also spent my morning yesterday watching and experiencing worship.
What will you do this week to take part in self-care?? Let me know below. XO