It is important to make time for joy in your life as part of your self care routine, enjoy 7 days of self care tips with this article!

Self Care Tip: Make Time for Joy

It is important to make time for joy in your life as part of your self care routine, enjoy 7 days of self care tips with this article!Welcome back to day 4 of Healthy Mind Power Week. A one week series each month to inspire you. This month we are focusing on Self Care. If you want to start from Day one, click here.

Today I’d like to focus on how important it is to make time for joy in your life, as an essential part of your self care routine.

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
– Jean Shinoda Bolen

It is easy to get lost in the flow of life. Wake up, drink coffee, commute to work, sit at desk, commute home, eat dinner, bathe children, watch Netflix and collapse into bed. To repeat it all again.

When you look back through your memories, what stands out? Most likely it is great joy or great sadness. Any strong emotion. Our day To day experiences tend to fade and disappear.

I received a 5 year diary as a gift a few years ago and am so grateful for the occasions I’ve remembered to write in it, as when I read it back the following year, I am taken back to the joy of that date in prior years.

Having something like this diary, encourages me to do something each day that is joyful and memorable. No matter how big or small.

The Challenge

Today, I challenge you to begin a practice like this. Whether it’s a line a day in a specific journal, or on your calendar.

Look back through your day and find that moment of joy that happened, whether it’s enjoying a cup of tea, binge watching Friends with your spouse, or a brilliant conversation with a colleague.

Take the time to make sure you bring joy to your life. These are the moments that matter and by taking a small amount of time to do something that brings you happiness. You are creating moments of self care for your soul.

Be sure to tag us on instagram _mindbodylife and use the hashtag #healthymindpowerweek so we can see how you’re making time for joy!

See you back here tomorrow for Day 5 of our Self Care focused Healthy Mind Power Week.

Love and Light

Lauren x

It is important to make time for joy in your life as part of your self care routine, enjoy 7 days of self care tips with this article!

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