Wellness Revamp: 3 Tips to Spring Clean your Self-Care Routine
As the seasons change, so can your self-care routine. Spring has officially sprung and now is a great time to “spring clean” your wellness practices and add new rituals to your existing ones. Here are some simple ways to check in on yourself and figure out how to revamp your routine:
Check to see what still works:
I like to take time for myself to focus on my goals and the restorative practices I set in place to help me thrive while going after them. While some of my self-care go to’s are long standing staples (journaling is truly a way of life for me lol) others just aren’t doing it for me at the moment (my body is craving less intense cardio and more yoga flow lately). Even though it may seem strange to let go of something that’s supposed to be good for you; It’s truly ok to release things that no longer serve you, self-care included! One of the benefits of doing this quarterly check in with yourself is that it leaves the door open for you to ask the question: “What do I need right now?”
Where do you need more attention:
Checking in to see what works in your self-care routine will lead you to asking yourself what you need. Knowing what you need means that you’re able to pin point what areas of your life are craving to be prioritized. Self-care can feel overwhelming (there’s just so many options out there!), but this can serve as a great starting point. Is it your body that needs some TLC? Do you need a mental detox via mediation and less screen time? Are you feeling out of whack in your relationship with others? Whatever it may be that’s screaming out to you the loudest- make that your starting point and play around with your options!
Turn insight into action:
Once you’ve weeded through the current effectiveness of your self-care options; take your insight, your needs and what has been removed to take action towards fulfilling those prioritized areas with a self-care ritual. An effective self-care practice is one that you enjoy but also remain consistent with. Consider accessibility, time, cost, and creativity when it comes to building your self-care routine. Recently, I was craving painting (I enjoy a good artistic release and painting puts me at ease). While I could’ve signed up for a weekly painting class (I tried, all of the classes I could make were full!) I decided to take matters into my own hands and buy some paint supplies and set up a sacred space to create. My original idea didn’t pan out the way I wanted but I was flexible and persistent with fulfilling my needs and now it’s a new ritual that restores me.
Tell me; how do you know it’s time to switch up your self-care routine?