7 Self-Care Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Self-care is such a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. When you’re always busy, you know how important it is to give yourself some needed R&R.
Self-care is such a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re a working professional, a stay-at-home mom (or dad), a college student, or a caretaker, you’re probably juggling multiple tasks like answering emails, making phone calls, running errands, going to meetings, buying groceries, or any other daily tasks that need your attention. By the end of the day, you’re probably ready to hit the sack just so you can do this all over again the next day.
So, when do you have time to dedicate to yourself? You’ve got to schedule it in and stick to your “me time.”
We’ve compiled the 7 best self-care tips for you to reset and recharge.
Schedule a day to yourself
We’re always running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get things done with the limited amount of time we have. Make sure you schedule a day to yourself in advance so you can recharge.
Use that day to pamper yourself. Go for a hike, a massage, a mani/pedi, or simply sit and read a book. Whatever it is that helps you relax and restore some sanity back into your life is not only well deserved, it’s needed.
People say you should meditate, and you should. Sometimes you can’t carve out an hour in your day to sit and be still. Try doing that for 10-15 minutes instead.
It’s hard to keep your mind still. When you first start, your mind will be constantly wandering and thinking of all the things you need to get done, and that’s okay. The more you practice meditating, the easier it’ll get, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Sit, be still, breathe, repeat.
There’s nothing worse than not knowing where anything is. If you’re at work and your office or desk is a mess, it can create a sense of overwhelm because you don’t know what is a priority and what isn’t. Make sure your paperwork is sorted by priority and organized neatly so you can get to each document quickly.
Using a platform like Trello, Asana, or Brief will help organize your tasks. These platforms are meant to collaborate with others so you can stay on track and meet the necessary deadlines for each project. Find the right one for you and your team so you can stay organized.
Create a to-do list on paper, on your smartphone, or in your calendar so you know what the deadlines are.
Unfollow those who make you unhappy
Social media is the highlight reel for all. No one posts their failures or their unflattering angles. If someone makes you feel unhappy, hit that unfollow button because they’re not worth those negative feelings that are floating around in your brain. We’re all struggling with something even though our lives may look picture perfect.
Get enough sleep
We’re always told to get enough Zs. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep if possible. You don’t want to wake up and feel tired and sluggish throughout your day; it’s the worst. When you’re well-rested, you perform better.
It’s hard to get into a gym all the time, we get it. The gym isn’t the only place where you can get some exercise. Take a stroll around the neighborhood, go for a hike, take your kids to the park and play, stretch at home.
Exercise releases endorphins in the brain that make you feel good so go move that body!
Eat healthily and take care of your gut
The less unprocessed foods you eat, the better. Our bodies crave healthy fats, proteins, and carbs through whole foods. Not only that, our bodies function better too. By choosing better options, your body will be in optimal condition to fight off various diseases that may arise.
When you eat better, you feel better. You’ll have more energy to be productive, think clearly, and workout. All things that are great for self-care.
By implementing these 7 tips, you’ll start to notice that your mind and body will feel better. Be proud of the little milestones that you’re accomplishing.