Self-Care: 3 Things To Do Before Work

Self Care Before Work Makers Workshop

Self-care seems to be a hot topic these days and with good reason. We work from our cars, on the subway, while we eat - often with little pause to check our system -  you know, our physical and emotional body.  Self care prevents burnout and nurtures our emotional hygiene. Here is the thing: It’s not indulgent, and you don’t have to earn it.

Allow yourself the gift in the morning to have a mindful morning routine, experiencing the present moment and acknowledge your body’s data.

Here are a few ways how:

  1. It’s a habit to grab your phone first thing in the morning - don’t! Protect your schedule. Hopefully you’ve gotten enough zzz’s and are well rested. Have a quiet moment and wake up slowly. You'll be surprised how those first few conscious breaths can ground your day. 
  2. Nourish yourself with good food. Drink a glass of water. Make your morning simplified by having your meals ready to go the night before so there is less stress. If you need help, try using our post on easy meals for your week. 
  3. Here's where you get to customize your routine to something that works well for you because we are all unique individuals and our days and needs change. Here are some suggestions:
    1. Yoga

    2. Meditation

    3. Journaling

    4. Take a walk

    5. Planning out your day

    6. Stretch

    7. Use Essential Oils

    8. Take a Shower

    9. Prayer

    10. Do a mini declutter

What's the best part of your morning routine?

Hot lemon water and Beyoncé? Whatever gets you going, we're into it. Let us know!