This week, I've been a raging ball of stress. There's too many things to get done at the office, so many ideas for the blog and website ping-ponging around in my brain, piles of clutter sitting around the house—it's enough to make a person head straight for the bar to indulge in the strongest margarita available.
As much as I love such margaritas—especially with a giant plate of nachos—I'm getting to the age where I need to respect my body in a healthier way.
Taking care of yourself comes down to so much more than eating your quota of fruits and veggies (although that's pretty important, too). To keep yourself in tip-top shape, you need to make sure your mental health gets a check-up every once in a while. Self-care is too important to neglect.
In case you needed some friendly reminders on how to take care of your one and only body, I've compiled a list of 12 ideas to consider below. Take each one with a grain of salt (preferably around that margarita glass) and see if it works for you!
Audra Lorde said it best—"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival."
And isn't that the beautiful, absolute truth?
Take care of yourself and the universe will take care of you.
Writer, editor, and storyteller living in the Twin Cities.