When you’re managing life, family and other responsibilities, it can be difficult to prioritize self-care. Remember there are countless tools and resources you can use in order to gain the traction you desire when it comes to your self-care. Consider the following ways you can make it happen.
1. Use a planner to schedule your appointments.
When you schedule a doctor’s appointment, you honor it. The same concept applies to self-care. You wouldn’t skip an appointment with the doctor. Don’t skip an appointment with yourself. Set aside time for the gym, nail salon and hair salon. Make an appointment with yourself to do some online shopping. Add it to your planner. Don’t overlook it. When you skip these types of appointments with yourself, you’re subconsciously telling yourself that you don’t matter. This does nothing for your psyche. When you prioritize your self-care, you’ll be able to show up confidently in other areas of your life.
2. Set money in the budget for self-care.
When you’re creating your monthly budget, always add self-care as a line item. Take time to decide how much money will go to your wardrobe, cosmetics and more. If you know that you’ll be able to use coupons, membership discounts and more, always factor that in. If you prefer to deal with cash only, use a spare change bank to keep everything separate. When you’re ready to use the money, you can access it and spend the cash.
3. Utilize convenience and ease.
If you already know that the idea of standing in long shopping mall lines terrifies you, take advantage of online shopping. You can enjoy shopping for well-fitting clothes from the comfort of your own home. If you know that you don’t know how to paint your nails well, make it a relaxing experience by visiting the nail salon. Allow someone else to do it for you. When you have professionals helping you maintain your appearance, it’s easier to stay committed to the process. Whether it’s the use of an online retailer or a professional manicurist, take advantage of convenience and ease to your advantage.