How to Use the Self-Care Planner in 7 Steps
Self-care just got easier for you!
It doesn’t have to be a struggle, but let’s face it. Our society has taught us that self-care is only something you do when you’re burnt out.
We’re here to tell you that’s not the case. Self-care should be a daily act you do for yourself whether it’s big or small. Here are some things to know about self-care from a 2019 Healthline article:
- A recent Harris Poll reported that self-care isn’t a priority for consumers because 44 percent believe self-care is only possible for people with enough time.
- About 35 percent believe self-care is only possible for those with enough money.
- Incorporating healthy self-care practices into daily life can have lasting benefits. These don’t need to be expensive or time-consuming to be effective.
With the Self-Care Planner, you take back control of your self-care habits so that you can live your life better connected to your mind, body, and soul.
How do you use the Self-Care Planner thought? In this blog post, we’re serving up a tutorial on how to use the Self-Care Planner to transform your life.
How to Use the Self-Care Planner
Step One: Write a love letter to yourself.
Self-love is just as essential as self-care and they can go hand-in-hand. The first page of the Self-Care Planner is a blank page where you start your self-care journey by writing a love letter to yourself. You can touch on major challenges you’ve pushed through, things you love about yourself, whatever feels right! Steer clear from any language that belittles you.
Step Two: Set your self-care goals for the year.
Using the “Self-Care Goals For the Year” page, break down the details for what you want to accomplish with your self-care in the next 365 days. The page is broken down into three parts: mind, body, and soul. Zone in on those different areas of your being and come up with goals that apply to each one.
Step Three: Pick three (3) major things you love about yourself.
The “What I Love About Me” page is an extension of the love letter activity. Here, you’re pushed to look at who you are as a person and the qualities that stick out the most to you. Example: I love how quickly I’m able to bounce back from situations out of my control.
Step Four: Review self-care ideas and write down your own.
There are three pages of self-care ideas, but also a blank version of those pages so that you can write down your own self-care ideas that you didn’t see listed.
Step Five: Prep your Month at a Glance.
The sections for this planner are divided into months. Everything is undated so you can start at any time of the year.
Start by assigning a mantra to the month.
You don’t have to fill out all the gratitude spots in one sitting. Plug gratitude notes into this section as the month goes on.
Step Six: Write compliments to yourself two times a week.
Each section also includes a self-compliments log. You have space to give yourself a compliment twice a week. Your compliments can be about anything! If you loved your outfit one day, you could write down I looked fabulous in my ___________(detail). The more detailed you are in your compliments, the better!
Step Seven: Plan one self-care act a day.
Using the “Self-care ideas” pages - or your own ideas from your Self-care Ideas Bank - assign one act of self-care to each day on the monthly calendar view(s).
Pro-tip: Know your balance. If you know that Mondays are heavier with workload or more tasks, try a small or light act of self-care that works into that schedule.
You have officially started your self-care journey!
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