Happy 2024 everyone! 2023 is officially over, and we can finally breathe! If you're like me, you probably had a rollercoaster of a 2023! I started a self-care journey in February of 2023, and I am definitely continuing it in the new year. Life is always pulling us in every direction, so it is important to prioritize self-care.
Prioritizing self-care in the new year is an excellent goal for your overall well-being. Here are some steps to help you make self-care a priority:
When I started my journey last year, I started off doing a self-care Saturday night self-date night. I would buy myself a gift (usually a flower), buy my favorite foods for a nice dinner, eat, put on a moisturizing face mask, watch a movie, and wear comfy clothes. As I became more seasoned in my journey, and had circumstances require more self-care time, I increased my self-care routine to every night after my son goes to bed, and every morning while I'm getting ready for my day.
Again, it's all about finding out what works for you. You can do something as small as listening to your favorite music while getting ready for the day, stopping off at Starbucks for your favorite latte, gym time, a breather at a quiet spot, or even going to bed an hour early. Definitely start off slow and see how it works.
Become the best version of yourself, for yourself, and take 2024 by the horns. Make this your year!