When we think about self-care and healing, we often feel overwhelmed at the prospect of adding more things to our all ready overflowing to-do list. So if we can’t add more to the list, how can we make the items that are already on there really count? The answer: change how we feel about our chores, and how we view their necessity in our days. It might sound weird, but we can actually make our day-to-day tasks count as self-care in our healing journey.
• Your self-talk about the chores/tasks/work you have to do will shape how you feel about them
• You can reframe the way you look at the things on your to-do list not as things you “have to do”, but things you “get to do” as an act of self-care
• You can choose to look at the “mundane” tasks as a respite from our emotional turmoil
• Choose to do things you have to do with a focus on the feelings you want to experience. E.g. the sense of wellbeing that comes from having a tidy home, or the sense of pride that comes from knowing your dog feels great after taking her for a walk
Links to Resources
If you want to learn more about how to self-care, we actually have a module in The Healing Academy specifically devoted to the topic! Click here to enroll now!