Create a Self-Care Toolkit
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According to the Oxford Living Dictionaries, the definition of self-care is, ”The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”
In Knowing Your Limits, I discussed what limits are and broke down the differences between physical, mental, and emotional limits. Today, I’m going to help you create a self-care toolkit. From this post, you’ll be able to learn how to use it, what should go in it, and why it is important.
What is a Self-Care Toolkit?
In some ways, a self-care toolkit is self-explanatory (pun intended). A master craftsman keeps his toolbox full of instruments that he knows. He understands how they work, what role they play, and how they benefit him in the job he wants to perform. The same can be said for a self-care toolkit. Fill it with items that are going to help you fulfill your self-care routine.
Build up Where You Are Low
A self-care routine can have many factors to it. But I think it’s most important to build yourself up where you feel low. If you feel tired mentally add in items that are going to help you with that. Vice versa for other factors in your life that need strengthening.
Building off of Knowing Your Limits, I’ll be breaking the self-care routine into three parts:
Chesapeake Bay Candle- Balance + Harmony
With a blend of Water Lily, pear and peach this candle can be a great physical addition to your self-care kit. Let the aroma relax you and ease away the stresses of your day.
#ANOTE2SELF Meditation Journal
For your emotional needs, I definitely recommend this journal. It was created with self-care and mental health as its purpose. Inside you’ll find writing prompts and goals with healing in mind.
While I’m including this light in the mental category, it can really go in all three because it has so many benefits. This light copies what we would get from the sun. This light therapy can help regulate your body. With its compact size, take it with you when you travel or place it where you need it most.
View The Rest of The List
These are just a few of the items I recommend you add to your self-care kit. You can view the rest below, simply click the picture.
As always, let me know what you thought about this post. What would you add to your self-care kit?