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Poll: What’s Your GR8 Self-Care Routine Like?

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Let’s look at the definition of self-care, that one being “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s health.” Based on that definition alone, we can all agree that self-care means different things to you and me. And guess what, that’s fabulous! None of us are the same, why should our self-care routines be?

The GR8 Self-Care Habit

Whether you’re new to this whole self-care thing, or you’ve been striving to make progress for a while, we salute you. Well, let me rephrase that I salute you because self-care is not easy, and finding the right routine for your lifestyle isn’t either.

As long as you’re practicing conscious self-care, you’re making sure your self-care isn’t turning selfish, and most importantly, your self-care routine doesn’t feel like work, we’re off to a GR8 start.

The Importance of a Self-Care Routine

Most people think self-care is all about bubble baths, massages, and meditation music. I was one of those people. But when you start noticing the difference between a shallow self-care routine and a meaningful one, there’s no turning back.

Before you start yelling at me, hear me out. Bubble baths and massages are without doubt forms of self-care. But unfollowing toxic people, speaking up about mental health, and changing your diet habits are also self-care. They just don’t come wrapped in a pink package and a shiny ribbon.

Enter the Self-Care Routine

Just as we fall off the wagon when our fitness routine is not solidified, the same happens when we don’t have a self-care routine. Set some time to write down what your self-care routine looks like. For example, here’s mine:

Mondays: Workout for at least 45 minutes.

Tuesdays: Journal for 30 minutes before bedtime.

Wednesdays: Sip a glass of wine.

Thursdays: Take a walk outside, preferably in the morning.

Fridays: Talk to a friend.

Saturdays: Go through my 10+ step skincare routine.

Sundays: Meal plan for next week.

See? That’s a self-care routine that includes a wide spectrum of activities that make me (and my body) feel GR8. Share your self-care routine using the poll above or #GR8Selfcare.

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Geraldine
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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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