Self-care, also commonly called self-love, is all about looking after yourself.
It’s a very important first step in The Organised Lifestyle Program™ & means valuing your emotional, mental, spiritual & physical well-being.
- Emotional well-being is all about your feelings & responses
- Mental well-being is all about your psychological & mind health
- Spiritual well-being is all about your faith & connection with Allah swt
- Physical well-being is all about your body, both inside & outside
Sometimes not all these four areas need the same attention at the same time, for example, if you’re physically fit but spiritually disconnected.
However, you do need to have a method in place to stay on top of them all. This is because if you neglect a certain area it may then impact another one, for example, if you’re emotionally upset for a long period of time leading to depression & unhealthy eating.
What’s the role of self-care in getting organised?
When it comes to living more organised, self-care plays a role in ensuring we’re able to be as productive as possible throughout the day.
The common complaints as to why we’re not organised & getting things done include:
Each of these is usually heightened when we’re in certain situations or amongst certain people that have taken ourselves out of the “equation”.
The equation being: proper self-care + effective organising systems = greater productivity
What this essentially means is that organising systems alone won’t help you get things done if you’re not addressing some of those common complaints mentioned above.
“you need to look after yourself first before you can care for others or do anything as best you can”
So, to give greater value to self-care let’s look into what it means to be true to yourself, to de-stress, to stay energised via health & well-being & to know what you want in life – & striving to make that all happen in’sha’Allah.
Self-care is a need, it’s a must-do for everybody!
As mentioned previously – by looking after our emotional, mental, spiritual & physical well-being we are giving ourselves the opportunity to be our best selves in every situation & heighten our productivity throughout the day.
If you’ve ever been exhausted or upset, for example, you’ll know it nearly always results in a very unproductive day, which can then impact other parts of your life.
Benefits of self-care for getting organised.
There are a number of benefits of practising self-care when trying to live more organised, these include:
- a healthy mind & body creates greater productivity & experiences
- taking the time to nurture your spiritual side contributes to all areas of life & keeps things in perspective, which is important for productivity & decision-making
- gratitude allows you to de-stress & respond more calmly even during the difficult times
- ‘me time’ moments create opportunities to recharge & get back in touch with what’s important to you (such as hobbies, social invites, personal growth) which also drives productivity
So, an organised lifestyle isn’t only about having a decluttered, tidy looking home; it also includes finding the time for self-care, otherwise you’re neglecting the personal aspect of organisation.
The Organised Lifestyle Program™ covers the how-to on practising self-care in’sha’Allah.
The areas specifically are:
- Healthy energy
- Calmness via gratitude
- Me time
Each of these topics & the lessons within will introduce ideas that you can apply in your life (if suitable).
Once you’re in a good place with your self-care, you’ll then be ready to move onto step 2 – self-discipline & step 3 – taking action of The Organised Lifestyle™ Program.
“As someone who has successfully alhamdulillah overcome her chaotic days, these five areas are what made the biggest difference for how I live more organised.“
Let me know your thoughts on self-care & how it impacts your ability to get things done .