I started taking my self-care routine to the next level about a year ago by going to bed at 8:00 P.M. every night. I spend roughly an hour unwinding, clearing the noise in my head so when my husband comes to bed I’m ready to go to sleep.
I turn on my salt lamp, get the diffuser going with some soothing essential oils, and roll an essential oil blend on my shoulders. All lights out, no computers, no reading, no television, nothing but the soft glow of the salt lamp.
Part of the new routine also includes sleeping 12 hours a night or as close to as I can. It has made a huge difference in my mental health and physically I feel rested and much less fatigued. I also allow myself naps during the day if my Fibromyalgia is ruling my day.
If you can’t sleep the extra hours or take naps, you can still incorporate most of the self-care tips into your daily routine. Self-care is so important whether you have a chronic illness or not. Make sure to put yourself, your health first as often as possible for the best health results.
Take care of yourself, you are important.