How to Begin and Stick to Your Self-Care Routine in 2023

Over the past couple of years, so many discussions have focused on the value of practicing self-care and developing a routine. Taking care of one's physical and mental health with a comprehensive and integrated (whole-body) attitude is admirable, but it can be a little scary.

Self-care practices are an uphill battle for those who have never engaged in them and are impractical in today's insanely active (and haphazard) world. Others might have given it a shot but failed to stick with it, leaving them with the impression that they lack the necessary aptitude.

Nonetheless in this article, we will be looking at how to begin and stick to your self-care routine in 2023. 

How to Begin and Stick to Your Self-Care Routine in 2023

  1. Analyze Your Current Level of Self-Care

People have varying perspectives on self-care. Evaluating your present self-care levels is the greatest place to start when exploring your self-care ideas. Start by considering a regular week (or check your calendar) and consider any instances in which you took time for yourself.

To create a benchmark for these behaviors, evaluate the regularity and length of your self-care activities. Pay special attention to the activities you typically engage in. Don't fail to reward yourself for the smallest accomplishments such as going out and getting a glass of your favorite drink, buying an item online, or spending longer breaks for resting. You must also note the omission of self-care in your regular, weekly, or monthly rituals.

Without some form of self-care, we run the danger of burning out faster, forgetting crucial information, and, most importantly, failing to function efficiently. 

  1. Create Your Self-Care Techniques

Your next stage should be self-exploration. This step comes after you establish your foundation for self-care activities. Finding your unique hobbies and the things you love the most is the goal. Think about your general self-care objectives and how organized or flexible you prefer your schedule to be.

  1. Have a Doable Schedule

It's time to lay the foundation for your self-care strategy after analyzing and figuring out what you love doing the most. Since a few of us are more highly organized than others, this will seem distinct for everyone. Nevertheless, creating a doable schedule that you can follow consistently will be advantageous.

At a minimum, once every week should be dedicated to self-care. A behavioral plan with self-care tasks on your schedule may be useful for some people. Doing this allows you to participate in the self-care tasks you've already chosen rather than spend extra time each week thinking about new ones. An incentive-based self-care strategy for others can do the trick. 

  1. Measure Your Growth

At a certain level, it will be crucial to keep track of how well your self-care strategy is working. Were you capable of meeting your professional and academic obligations without being overworked? How effective has your scheme been in helping you live a more balanced life?

Create new targets if you need more time to stick with your self-care schedule. Think about it properly before taking your next action. If writing, for instance, is an excellent self-care practice for you, you should stick to it, otherwise, you may need to develop a new strategy. Remember that we can constantly figure out ways to be better and develop the self-care techniques that are most effective for us.

  1. Consistency is Key

Developing a specific skill set is necessary for self-care. It will be challenging to incorporate consistent self-care into your routine if you do not take the time to practice.

We face special challenges and responsibilities as graduate scholars and practitioners in our early careers, and it can be very challenging to meet those obligations without a good self-care strategy.


Remember that self-care is not designed to add to your list of to-dos, but to enhance your daily life and your ability to perform. It is crucial to find tasks that suit you best and be practical while fitting them into your schedule. Be imaginative, adaptable, and fascinating while adopting weekly self-care techniques.

May 12, 2023

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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