This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
I am a firm believer in the power of positivity and know first hand the importance of practicing regular self care. We go through so much on a day to day basis. Life can be tough, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with a harsh mindset. Just believing in good things and always looking for the positive in every situation is enough to drastically turn your life around. Practicing positive self care doesn’t have to be difficult either – today, I’m teaming up with Pamprin to share easy ways to take care of ourselves and focus on finding the positive in every day.
Make Yourself Make Time
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Busy schedules means we have to be a little more intentional with how we spend our time, which is why it’s so important to make ourselves make time for self care. An easy way to do this is by scheduling small amounts of time for yourself a few times a week. Maybe it’s something extravagant like a 30 minute massage at a local spa or lunch at a fancy restaurant you’ve always wanted to try…maybe it’s something as simple as stopping at a florists on your way home from work to buy some fresh flowers for the week ahead. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s completely for you and remember to enjoy every minute of it.
Challenge Yourself To Make It A Habit
Self care and positive thinking shouldn’t be one-time things. Instead, we should strive to make them regular parts of our daily lives. Pamprin and Primp have come together to create this really cool 21-day challenge to get people creating more positivity in their lives. Why 21 days? Studies have shown that it only takes 3 weeks of consistent and intentional effort for habits to form, and what better habit to take up than consistently taking care of your wellbeing? I’ve been practicing these steps for the past week and have already noticed a positive change in myself. I’m really looking forward to continuing the challenge over the coming weeks, and invite all of you to take part as well!
Remind Yourself Why You’re Worth It
At the end of the day, we have to remember that we’re worth every bit of self care we practice. It’s far too easy to brush off the daily struggles that we go to battle against as if they’re nothing and constantly push ourselves to do more and more and more. You have to remember to take a step back every now and then and remind yourself that you’re doing a fantastic job of handling everything life throws your way. One way I like to do this is by keep a little journal filled with my accomplishments. I write down anything and everything I’ve achieved – no accomplishment is too small. This, along with my gratitude journal, has been monumental in keeping a healthy perspective and remembering just how much I’ve accomplished so far in life.
Go Back To Basics
I love the fact that positive self care can be so easy. It doesn’t have to be overdone and too thought out – simple, basic care can be just as effective, even mores in some cases. Things like drinking enough water, getting sunshine each day, taking long walks and getting your heart pumping – these are all practices you can do to put yourself in a better state of wellbeing and positivity. The time that this is especially true for me is during “that time of the month”. When my period hits, the last thing I want to do is attend luxurious spa days or afternoons out window shopping. Instead, just give me slouchy loungewear, reality tv on repeat, and my bed to cuddle up in. This is where Pamprin comes into play. For as long as I can remember, Pamprin has been a basic staple for my PMS routine. Not only does it have extra strength painkillers to give me relief from the intense cramps and back pain I usually experience, but it also relieves the other annoying symptoms that can come with your period like bloating, fatigue, ad irritability. Basically, these pills help me function than a normal human being during the hell week that is my period. I love that they’re no-fuss and simple to take, and always give me the relief my lower abdomen is begging for.
How do you practice positive self care?