Tips to build self-care into your daily routines

I will be honest, the term 'self-care' does make my eyes roll a bit. I mean, I LOVE self-care and all that it is, but I feel like the term is so overused it's painful. However, even with that in mind, I think that self-care is incredibly important especially for our mental health and well-being.

Have you ever found though, that actually practicing self-care can be more stressful than it's worth? You want to do it, you decide from Monday you're going to 'be better' and look after yourself more, but it seldom happens. Then because it's never at the forefront of our habits and routines, we forget about it and then feel guilty about not doing it! It's like a vicious cycle where we end up feeling worse instead of better.

After quite a few years of really working on building self-care into my schedule (which is exactly what I do), I have found these are the best ways for me to stick with it and really reap the benefits of it.