Your self-care is important. Making a change for the better — whether it’s trying a new diet, getting more steps in the day to keeping your home organized, it can add up to a big shake up in life. But sometimes it’s the smaller, more attainable goals that add up to creating a bigger impact. Here, we are sharing all of our best self-care tips that we have learned, including small life changes that can help you feel less stressed, more fulfilled, and feel more energized.
Be Inspired by #SelfcareSunday: one of our favourite movements, it’s all about putting 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 pastimes include reading a book, listening to music, or treating ourselves to a spa day at home. Spend 20 minutes clearing clutter: Getting rid of that stack of mail, the pile of shoes by the door, or the overflow from your closet may improve your sense of well-being. If you feel like it’s time to tackle more of a deep clean of your home to freshen things up, then go for it! Declutter or cleaning can help with stress and lower self-control (say, around food), which can put a damper on your physical health. (add link to decluttering your mind?) Limit your screen time: and enjoy the real world around you instead of the one on your phone! So much of our days is spent in front of screen, so take it outside, plant something or get your sweatsesh on!
Tip: To prevent digital eyestrain where possible using these helpful tips that include every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away.
Create a "Yay!" list: appreciate all that you have in life, instead of constantly searching and wishing for what you don’t. Every night, write down anything that made you say “Yay!” whether its a surprise call from a friend or a walk out in nature. This will help you recognize things going right in your life instead of focusing on the negative.
Try something new: maybe you’ve always wanted to try dancing, painting, or photography. Active learning exercises your brain. Or make something! The act of being creative or artistic can leave you feeling more enthusiastic and happier that day and the next.
Pamper yourself: Instead of speeding through a two-minute shower, find time to soak in the bath uninterrupted. Bring in candles, music, wine, or bubbles for a total escape. Or who doesn’t love a good face mask? It’s the perfect excuse to chill (and take funny selfies).
Tip: Moms (and women in general) tend to put their own needs on the back burner, but even just a few minutes of “me time” will help you reboot, could lead to more relaxation and less stress.
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