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Making time for self-care is essential for our overall well-being.

It can also get really difficult when we’re super busy… IF WE’RE NOT INTENTIONAL ABOUT IT.

But here’s the thing: prioritizing self-care is of utmost importance in our fast-paced and demanding world. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to get caught up in meeting obligations and fulfilling responsibilities, often neglecting our own well-being in the process. This is your reminder that making self-care a priority is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our physical, mental, and emotional health.


Because self-care allows us to recharge and replenish our energy levels. Just as we cannot pour from an empty cup, we cannot effectively care for others or tackle our tasks if we ourselves are depleted. Taking time for self-care activities, whether it’s indulging in a hobby, engaging in physical exercise, or simply enjoying some quiet solitude, helps us rejuvenate and regain the vitality necessary to tackle life’s challenges. By nurturing ourselves, we become better equipped to face the world with resilience and a positive mindset.

Prioritizing our own self-care also sends a powerful message about our self-worth and the value we place on our own needs. This one is HUGE. It becomes almost a holy act of self-love and self-respect. When we consistently make time to care for our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, we set a precedent for others to do the same. I have tried to do this for almost two decades. By leading by example, we inspire those around us to recognize the importance of self-care and make it a priority in their own lives. Ultimately, by nurturing ourselves, we not only enhance our own quality of life but also contribute to building a culture of wellness and self-care in our communities.

If you feel like you’re finally ready to start prioritizing yourself this summer, here are 10 tips to help you prioritize and incorporate self-care into your routine: 

  1. Recognize the importance of self-care: Understand that taking care of yourself is not selfish but necessary. It allows you to recharge, reduce stress, and maintain a healthy balance in life.
  2. Assess your current schedule: Take a close look at how you spend your time. Identify activities that may be less productive or could be reduced to make room for self-care.
  3. Prioritize self-care: Make self-care a priority by scheduling it into your daily or weekly routine. Treat it as a non-negotiable appointment with yourself. This is a biggie.
  4. Start small: Begin by incorporating small self-care activities that can easily fit into your schedule. It could be as simple as taking a short walk, reading a book, or practicing deep breathing exercises.
  5. Create a self-care routine: Establish a regular self-care routine that includes activities you enjoy and find rejuvenating. It could involve exercising, meditating, journaling, or engaging in hobbies.
  6. Learn to say no: It’s important to set boundaries and learn to say no when necessary. Overcommitting can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, making self-care more difficult.
  7. Delegate and ask for help: If your schedule is packed with responsibilities, consider delegating some tasks or asking for help. This can free up time for self-care activities.
  8. Limit distractions: Minimize distractions, such as social media or excessive screen time, that can consume your time and actually prevent you from engaging in self-care.
  9. Be flexible and adapt: Life can be unpredictable, and schedules may change. Be adaptable and find alternative times or activities for self-care when unexpected circumstances arise. Give yourself grace if it doesn’t happen exactly in the way you had planned it.
  10. Practice self-care in various settings: Self-care doesn’t have to be limited to specific locations or situations like on a yoga mat on in bed at night. Find ways to incorporate it into your work environment, during breaks, or even while commuting.

This stuff is real, and it’s spectacular. I hope you believe in it as deeply as I do. I would love to know how you make time for self-care when life gets really busy.

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.