The 30 Day $elf Care Challenge

Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. If you’ve been following my journey then you know just how important self-care and self-love are to me. It’s vital that we learn ourselves and better acquaint the person inside of the mirror. Practicing self-care and self-love allows you to identify your needs at a deeper level, what you need mentally, emotionally, and physically. It reminds you that you need to hone in and pay attention to you before anything or anyone else at times. We often forget how important that is when our days consist of working, taking care of children, and living amongst other things. Sometimes we need that reminder of “hey, you matter.” Self-care and loving yourself is a way to reconnect with your inner being because it’s so easy to come apart, and if you continue on it’s even easier to lose yourself and that’s not something that we want to happen.

Self-care isn’t always about doing what makes you feel good, it includes making tough decisions, asking for help, allowing vulnerability, and quite frankly enduring the pain of not only being honest with yourself, but with your loved ones as well about what you need to be a better you.

I decided to create a 30 day challenge to encourage people to commit to 30 days straight of caring for themselves and showing themselves self-love. You’d be amazed at how much you could learn from meditating or journaling, or simply being still and quiet. Keeping yourself company allows you to be comfortable with you. If you aren’t comfortable with yourself how can other people be comfortable with you? Practicing self-love and care allows us to set the boundaries for how we want to be treated and approached. People only mimic what they see so we should be treating ourselves with the most care in the world. The relationship with self should be one of the best relationships we have. When we build that bond we learn that we don’t have to depend on outside relationships to find meaning or define who we are.

So what is the challenge you might be asking, it’s a 30 day challenge to inspire you to take care of your mental, emotional, & spiritual health. The challenge is broken into daily tasks and journal prompts.

Why did I choose self-care? Because self-care is a way to nourish yourself and there are many methods but it starts with learning what you need. Do you need a peace of mind every now and then or a fresh start? Spend some time with yourself and you’ll see how much of a difference it makes. It’s also the practice of regularly taking care of your physical and mental health needs. Self-care gives us the tools and strength to take care of & appreciate ourselves. I’m here to spread awareness on mental and emotional health and how important it is that we care for ourselves. Exposure to mental health care, and increased knowledge of mental illness & health are factors which could potentially change beliefs about symptoms of mental illness and mental health overall. A simple change in daily habits and moods could potentially change mental health outcomes as well.

On my own journey of self-care and love I’ve learned to move with the intent to love me better because in loving myself better I set the tone. I love being selfless, I love helping others, I love the way I love, but I’ve learned that I can’t pour from an empty cup therefore I have to fill me up first and it’s okay to be selfish. It’s necessary to take all the “me time” I need to nurture my soul and continuously fall in love with me, myself & I. Befriending and loving myself has allowed me to heal, and while I still have work to do, I commit to working on myself daily. Health is wealth, especially mental health. Whenever I feel myself seeping into negative thoughts I work on myself even more because depression is real as well as other mental health disorders. Let’s dedicate some time to ourselves.

If you’d like to participate in the challenge you can find it here. Make sure you’re following the blog’s Instagram to stay updated and for self-care tips, motivation, inspiration, and empowerment.

30 Day $elf Care Challenge by Breyana I’Jae

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