Practicing self-care doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated – it just requires you to put yourself first, physically, mentally, and emotionally. So do what YOU want, instead of what others want you to do, can help you recharge your batteries. Our favourite tips include reading a book, digital detoxing to music, or treating ourselves dessert!
1. Enjoy dessert: you read that right. A lot of the time we feel guilty about eating dessert. But when you do have it, give yourself permission to enjoy it. Eating mindfully will allow you to appreciate the odd treat.
2. Share a meal with friends: eating with others allows you to spend quality time together. Guess what, it also makes you more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables too. Bonus!
3. Read a good book: take time to enjoy a good book as a form of self-care. It helps you escape while quickly lowering your blood pressure, heart rate and stress.
4. Create a morning routine: try to create some “me” time before jumping right into the day. Some ideas could include waking up early to meditate or practice yoga to help you start the day off right.
5. Meditate: key to self-care and their morning routines. Mediation can help create a sense of calm and self-awareness.
6. Social media detox: a social media detox is a good idea. Pause your accounts. Try it and you will notice how you will feel relaxed and recharged.
7. Go for a walk every day: getting out for a walk, even a short one, can be a great way to take care of yourself and helps you feel energized throughout the day.
8. Set boundaries: this might include understanding your own capacity for social connections. It may involve being able to say no to avoid over-extending yourself.
9. Take breaks (and don’t work during them): it’s important to take a lunch break. But it’s not just about having lunch — the point is also to not work during these breaks. Setting a clear boundary between work and home life is an important way to take care of yourself.
10. Get enough sleep: getting enough sleep is a key part of the self-care checklist. Going to bed early and taking a nap will help your immune system.
11.Enjoy nature: getting outside is good for your mental health. Not only can it reduce anxiety and boost your mood, being in nature helps us slow down.
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