Explore New Methods of Self-Care
If you’re the type of person who regularly engages in self-care, that’s something to be celebrated. But after some time, your old methods of self-care can feel stale and boring. What was once something new and invigorating for you is now just another part of your daily routine, so you’re not as enthused or affected by it anymore.
You’ll begin to get used to your current self-care routine at some point, so you shouldn’t be afraid to start testing out new methods of taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically.
You might find that something new and different – something you hadn’t considered before – works better than your old methods. Many people find their comfort zone in self-care and stick with it.
This isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it doesn’t help you as much as you might like. While it’s perfectly fine to be comfortable doing your current routine, you might want to try switching either one thing up – or everything, if necessary.
There are so many methods of self-help out there that you might be missing out on something if you don’t try it out just once. It also helps to switch things up so that your body and mind don’t begin to react on autopilot, refusing to benefit as much as they did in the beginning.
For example, you might have a great setup for yourself in terms of mental self-care. You’re feeling good about yourself, and everything is working out well. However, one day you might hear about someone journaling in order to help them keep track of their thoughts and help with their mental health.
This might pique your interest, but you might not do it just because you’re not used to it. Instead, don’t be afraid to try it for yourself. Look it up online and see what others are saying about it and how you should do it.
Find a way
Then, find a way to work it into your routine, and give it a little practice run. Whenever you’re trying out a new method of self-care, don’t just try it once and then make a decision.
Give it at least a week, if not more, to get adjusted to it, and then decide whether or not you want to keep it as a part of your routine. In all honesty, it’s always better to have tried something and not liked it instead of just never trying it in the first place.
If you never try something, even if you think you won’t like it, you’ll never know if that could’ve been something great for you. Take a chance and give it a fair opportunity, and perhaps you might just find something that helps you improve yourself more than you thought possible.
Erlend Sølvberg, wellness blogger