My best self care practise is taking 5 min increments every day to do something just for me. This changes daily from a walk in nature, movement, nourishing food, getting a treatment, mediation and so much more.
For me its more important to create the daily habit of self love and self inquiry. Practising in this way ensures I genuinely check in and give myself what ever is best at that time to bring me into balance. What I love about this practise is that my initial 5 min dedication often turns into a longer period of time effortlessly because it feels so good.
As a 4th year manual Osteopathy student and a entrepreneur working full time, life is very full and my to do list feels unending. When I began my studies the workload was immense and my self care practise where none existent as a result for a time. The thought of having to add anything else to my day to accomplish was simply to much. The 5 min check in became a way for me to override my task orientated brain and bring myself into a place of being.
Everyone has 5 min a day to spare. This gentle compassionate practise is my favourite way to encourage self love and care. ~ Erin