SELF CARE TIPS FOR BUSY WOMEN

SELF CARE TIPS FOR BUSY WOMEN


I’m not gonna sit here and tell you to
break out the scented candles and the bath salts and give yourself a spa night
every Saturday. Girl you’re working full-time, you’re running a business,
you’re taking care of your kids, you don’t have time for that. I don’t have
time for that! So how do you actually fit self-care into your busy schedule in a
more manageable and sustainable way? In this video I’m gonna tell you how I do
it. Hey guys! Welcome back to my channel. My name is Ovi and this channel is all
about the techniques, tools, and the mindset hacks that you need to manage
your time so that you can take steps towards creating the life that you love.
And of course that absolutely includes taking care of yourself, which is what
we’ll be talking about in today’s video. So if you do enjoyed this video make
sure to give it a big thumbs up and if you’re new here please subscribe and hit
the notification bell. But first let’s take a second here to talk about what
even is self-care. So spa culture will have you believe that it’s all about
those bubble baths, face masks, and massages. And on the other hand the
health food and fitness industry will tell you that it’s all about those green
juices and yoga and vitamins. And although those are all different aspects
of self-care, and some of them are my personal favorites, it goes so much
deeper than that. Self-care to me is a mindset and a way of life. It’s you
making a conscious decision to make yourself a priority in your own life and
taking action every single day to protect and improve your mental, physical,
and emotional well-being. So how do you actually do that? Let’s get right into my
tips. So my first tip starts at the very beginning when you wake up. Wake up for
yourself, not your obligations. What do I mean by this? A lot of us are in the
habit of rolling out of bed dreading the morning because we’re jumping right into
that rat race. We’re rushing off to work, or running around to get the kids ready for
school, and that’s how we start our day. But what if you could get up
earlier, I’m not saying you how to wake up at 5:00 a.m. I sure as heck am not a
morning person, but what if you get up, you know, 15 minutes earlier than you do
right now? Actually sit down and have your first cup of coffee or tea, go
outside and get some fresh air. Just 15 minutes at the beginning of your day so
that you feel like you’re waking up to wake up and, you know, be present in your
life, and not just to run around and have another crazy day. Tip number two is to
make those choices that actually make you feel good the easier choices in your
life. So if you’re trying to eat healthier, prepare that food ahead of
time so that you have that on hand and you’re not reaching for the things that
actually make you feel like crap just because it’s more convenient. If you want
to be taking care of your skin, you know, have your skin care products laid out
within easy reach, not off in a cupboard somewhere that you have to look for,
because you’re not gonna do that every day. If you like to wear makeup, if
wearing makeup makes you feel good, you know, have that laid out, have your go-to
products picked out and stored in a convenient location so that you can just
grab it and put it on in the morning when you’re in a rush to just go off to
work. Whatever actually makes you feel good about yourself make those choices
super super easy for you. Especially when you’re busy, especially when you’re
running around, especially in those morning times when you’re just trying to
get out the door, make sure that it’s easy to just grab and go. Staying with
this physical self-care theme for just a little longer,
have a skincare routine for yourself. And you may not have time to, you know, do a
full-on skincare routine in the morning and at
night but pick at least one that works for you.
So whether that’s before you start rushing around for the day, first thing
in the morning as you’re getting ready to start your day off right,
or as you’re winding down for the night. Pick one at least, if you’re not able to
do both, and really, how much time you spend on it or how many products you use,
what products you use, none of that is important. The important thing, what I
really want you to take away from this tip is,
make it intentional. Because the thing is you’re gonna spend some time you know
washing your face and throwing on some moisturizer
anyway, at morning and night, right? So seeing you’re gonna be spending that time
anyway, use that time to just connect with yourself and really relax and be
very intentional about what you’re doing and be present in that moment so that,
you know, if even if you’re not able to have regular facials or you’re not one
of those people who like to put on the sheet masks and lay around for a while,
it doesn’t matter. You’re incorporating that same essence into your everyday
routine by having almost like a ritual for yourself. And just like taking that
time for yourself with the skincare, intentionally set aside time in your
week to do something that you love. So if you love to paint or read or dance
or whatever it is for you, make that a regular appointment with yourself that
is non-negotiable. So if someone wants you to do something and it’s not a
priority for you, that’s not a time slot that you can give up to go do that thing,
because that is your appointment with yourself. And just like, you know, you
wouldn’t say yes to something for a time that you’re supposed to be at work,
because that’s non-negotiable. You’re scheduled to be at work, you’ve got to be
there. Just like that this time that is yours for your hobby,
for what you love to do, is also off-limits to anyone else to make any
plans for you. It’s your non-negotiable. Can we keep
talking about being intentional for just a little while longer? Because really it
is all about being intentional with your time. That’s what makes the difference
between having time for self-care and not. So my next tip for you is to take
intentional breaks throughout your day. So this is not those breaks that you
take, you know, when you’ve been working for four hours straight, and you’re so
tired and drained, and you just can’t keep going anymore? Not those breaks.
These are breaks that you actually plan for throughout your day, so that you
don’t have to take those “oh my god I’m so tired, I’m so burnt out” breaks. And how
are you gonna be able to do that? By setting boundaries. At work and in your
personal life, you have to have boundaries. So if you’re that person who
makes a regular habit of working through lunch and not taking your breaks, I’m
talking to you. And if you’re that person who’s over-committing in your personal
life and saying yes to everything that everyone asks of you, I am talking to you.
You need to have some boundaries, because that’s the only way that you’re gonna be
able to prioritize yourself and really give yourself the time that you need, so
that you can show up better everywhere else. You cannot pour from an empty cup!
And I know that’s such a cliche saying at this point, but it’s so true. If you
are not fulfilled, if you’re not taken care of, you’re not happy, you’re not
gonna be showing up as the best version of yourself for anything else. So even
though you may be saying yes, you’re really just saying yes out of obligation
and guilt and you’re not putting your best foot forward. You’re going to burn
out this way. So make sure that you have those boundaries and you stick to them,
and you communicate them to the people in your life. And the next tip that I
have for you is to let go of the pressure and guilt that you’re putting
on yourself, whether that is for setting those boundaries and saying no to some
things, or even if it’s for maybe sometimes not making the good choices
for yourself. Maybe you’re not always on top of this self-care thing. Don’t feel
bad if you some days you’re just not taking care of yourself. If you’re making
the unhealthy choices don’t feel bad, don’t let that get you down. You’re
not a failure. None of us are perfect. We don’t do this a hundred percent of the
time, none of us do. But as long as you’re on the right track and you’re trying to
change your mindset to making sure that you’re consciously making yourself a
priority in your life, then you’re doing well, you’re doing great, and just keep
making more of those choices that put your well-being first and every once in
a while if you make a mistake, that’s okay! It’s not another thing to feel
guilty and, you know, stressed out by. And treat the things that make you happy as
any other priority. The things that make you happy, whether they’re
material things or experiences, they’re not something that you need to earn by
doing everything that you “have to” do. You deserve all the happiness that you
desire. If you want to do something just because that would make you happy, do it!
You don’t need permission, you don’t need to, you know, meet a whole bunch of
expectations before you do that. If it makes you happy, then it’s important to
you, then you get to do it, just because that’s what makes you happy. That’s all.
That’s all the reason that you need. It makes you happy, it’s a priority, you do
it. So let me know in the comments below what is one thing that’s a sure-fire way
to make yourself happy? Even if you’re in a bad mood it can pick you up. So for me
that’s dance. Oh my god! I have been a dancer since I was like 6 years old and
if I can just put on some music and dance around, doesn’t matter what kind of
mood I was in before, I’m happy. I’m all good! So what is that thing for you what
is one thing that you can do, or you know, an experience, a person that you can hang
out with, whatever it is, what is one thing that you can do at any time to
make yourself happy? And just like knowing the things that you can do to
just boost your happiness, also think about your future. Make sure that you
have a purpose. Like, really dig deep and figure out what is that ideal life, the
dream life, that you would love to be living. Where does that take you in five
years, in ten years? What is the life that you want? Figure that out and then make a
plan for yourself. How are you gonna get there? Set some goals and actively work
on making that dream life your reality. That is the best form of self-care that
you can practice. To make sure you know what kind of life you want to live and
that you’re actively creating that life for yourself.
So we’ve talked now a little bit about the physical aspects of self-care and
how to ensure that you’re prioritizing your mental well-being also. And when it
comes to your mental and emotional well-being,
another huge factor that affects all of us in the present day and age is the
Internet. Now I’m not gonna sit here and tell you to get off social media or get
off the internet, because let’s face it, I love social media too. But the tip that
I want to give you is to protect your peace when you’re online. Take some time to
really detoxify your feed. Make sure you’re not following anyone that’s
making you feel any less of yourself, or making you feel bad. There’s a lot of
negativity and toxicity out there, and you don’t need to be seeing that on a
daily basis. A lot of us, you know, pick up our phones to take a break, but then we
end up feeling worse about ourselves by a lot of the things that we see. So take
some time to just detoxify your feed. And while we’re on the topic of social media,
come and follow me on Instagram. @lifewithovi that is where I share a lot more
tips and tricks and behind the scenes of my life and my business, so I would love
to have you join me over there. And I have a new weekly segment on IGTV
called “Coffee with Ovi” which is where you and I just sit down to have a casual
chat about what it really takes to create that life that you love. If you
enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a big thumbs up and share it with a
friend who could also use these self-care tips. Check out my other videos
right here to learn more about time management and going after that life of
your dreams. Thank you so much for tuning in today, I so appreciate you taking the
time to come here and hang out with me, and I hope you have a beautiful week! I
will see you in my next video. Bye guys!

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