Why do self-care?

Our lives are busy. Stressful. Confusing. Sometimes, it feels like the last thing in the world we have time for is ourselves. Besides, with so much going on in the world, isn’t it selfish to spend time worrying about our own little problems?

This logic is flawed. Taking care of your relationships, your community, and our world takes constant effort. It takes mindfulness, positivity, and a willingness to work hard. It takes a lot of energy from you.

If you’re not devoting time and energy into taking care of yourself then at some point you’re not going to be able to come up with the energy to help take care of others. Self-care helps with that. These exercises, while they take some effort in the moment, pay you back enormous dividends on what you’re willing to put in. They help you improve your body, mind, and spirit, and they give you energy that you can give back to your people.

Take care of yourself. If not for you, then for those you love.

Why these exercises?

There are many more self-care exercises than the ones I’ve listed here. In fact, basic tasks that most people do every day—cooking a good meal, brushing your teeth, exercising your body—could all be considered forms of self-care. These exercises, however, are all foundational exercises: exercises that are easy to learn and complete in just 5-10 minutes, but also exercises that make up the pillars of larger disciplines that can be deepened when you are ready. They're also all holistic exercises—exercises that are good not just for the mind, or for a specific part of your body, but for your entire self: your mind, body, and spirit.

Try a few of these exercises until you find ones which really resonate with you and your goals. Then, try building yourself a self-care routine.

Most importantly, be sure to thank yourself for your hard work, dedication, and commitment when you do your self-care exercises, and take the time to enjoy the peace, focus, and happiness which self-care brings.

  • Meditation

  • Physical training 

  • Breathwork

  • Stretching

  • Foam rolling

  • Yoga

Self-care Exercises

Learning to take care of yourself makes you better at taking care of those whom you love.

  • Meditation

  • Physical training 

  • Breathwork

  • Stretching

  • Foam rolling

  • Yoga