Make taking good care of yourself a priority, ultimately helping you to become the happiest and healthiest version of yourself.

A self-care routine is one that takes care of your physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, creative, or financial needs. It addresses areas of imbalance and allows you to come up with a personalized plan that fills your well and provides you with the inspiration to help others do the same. If you don’t take time to care for yourself, you can succumb to physical and mental illnesses that you can often avoid with the addition of self-care.

Add Self-Care to Your Daily Routine and Watch Yourself Thrive

This guide helps you better understand the role that self-care has in creating balance in your life. It provides you with tips that make caring for yourself a priority

Here are five self-care practices to nourish your mind, body, and soul:

  1. Choose to consume adequate amounts of protein. You are what you eat. Your body uses protein to rebuild cells, muscles, and tissue. Proteinwise offers many different options to achieve this goal.
  2. Move your body in ways that feel naturally good to you. Find ways to enjoy exercise. It doesn’t mean that you need a membership to the gym. You can opt to walk around the block, take a bike ride with your kids or do yoga on your deck. The point is to move and move often.
  3. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for the things you have by acknowledging them regularly. Keeping a gratitude journal helps you focus on your blessings. It also inspires you when things seem challenging.
  4. Be generous. Share your time, stories, wisdom, skills, friendship, recipes, and money with people often. It makes you feel fulfilled when you do your part to support your inner circle, community, and the planet. It doesn’t mean that you’re self-sacrificing either, because you’re mindful of your needs and not depriving yourself of them at any time.
  5. Take time to rest when you need to do so. Pushing your body past its limits is never a good thing. Listen to your internal cues and rest when you feel tired. You’ll be able to accomplish more when you’ve had enough sleep.

Proteinwise provides you with the fuel needed to carry through your day with ease and grace. Without protein being part of your self-care routine, you seldom have the energy to do everything you need to do, let alone for others. Adding highly nutritious, delicious meals and snacks to your weekly menu is a surefire way to keep energized.

Take a Self-Care Audit Regularly to See Which Areas of Your Life Need Improvement

Your needs as a human change regularly. What may be a requirement for you now could be less of one in the future. Taking an audit of your life routinely allows you to see which areas of self-care are a priority. 

Work on putting yourself first. It’s not easy to do, but it’s well worth it. When other people see how healthy and happy you’ve become due to your actions, they’ll want to do the same for themselves and their families. It’s the ripple effect of positivity you were hoping to create in your life.