Self-care doesn’t mean being selfish. On the contrary, it’s something essential, and every day is the right day to take care of yourself. Just stop and think about your role now and which one you want to have in the future. No matter the age. And naturally, be aware of the times you feel accomplished with your self-care routine because it will affect your happiness and your relationships with your family, friends, and community.
We often think we are too busy between work and personal commitments to care for ourselves when a few simple habits are enough. No matter how hectic your schedule is, you should always
keep room to love yourself.
Here we reveal how to include in your busy routine five simple habits to grant yourself some self-care time.
Move your body:
The most important thing is not to reach a specific physical shape but to understand that physical exercise is much more. Whether it’s yoga, cardio, weight training in the gym, the sport you’re passionate about, or a simple walk: do something that makes your mind and body feel good. It is a way to reconnect with yourself, with nature if you physically exercise outdoors, to have more energy during the day, and take care of your health.
Learn to communicate your needs with your friends, colleagues, and relatives. Don’t pretend they will learn it immediately, and they will read in your mind. Sharing your expectations and having your dear ones on board will help to handle (and possibly eliminate) the sense of guilt that may arise when you dedicate some self-care time.
Improve your sleep quality:
Beauty sleep is a real thing. But it’s not just about beauty and eye bags; it’s about brain activity and resilience to fight diseases. During the night, you are allowing your body to repair and rebuild. It reduces stress, improves concentration, and regulates mood. You can also reap several benefits from a short power nap of 20-30 minutes in the afternoon, although it is not a thing for everyone. Furthermore, evidence suggests that a lack of sleep contributes to mental health problems like depression.
Nourish your body:
Healthy nutrition does not mean following a strict diet for your entire life. On the contrary, cooking habits must be genuinely sustainable and allow yourself to enjoy food without overdoing it. Balance is the key to everything: try to stay balanced but play with colors on your plate, try light but tasty recipes and treat yourself to that whim you crave now and then!
Eliminate toxicity and negativity:
Make a conscious choice to hang out with people who feed your soul and have a positive energy that will surround you. You will feel alive as well. Think about reducing the time you spend with people and situations that drain or affect you negatively. Spend time with those you love.
Make this a lifestyle.
The Self-Care Pusher