Self-care starts today!
Self-care is a buzzword in today’s world. You might have been seeing it mentioned in books and magazines or by different groups and advocates yet you don’t have a clear sense of what it is all about or you might not be that convinced yet that you should adopt it in your life.
Self-care is a term that encompasses just about anything you do to be good to yourself which will enable you to become more productive, healthier, more confident about yourself and be better and more compassionate to others.
Each day, take a few time-outs for yourself to reduce stress and improve your well-being. Here are some suggestions to practice self-care:
1. Gaze at the clouds
Why not walk outside and gaze at the clouds. Let your mind playfully wander! Doing this simple activity is like a breath of fresh air to the mind.
2. Breathe in, breathe out the scent you love
Our sense of smell, new research shows, elicits deeply loving feelings and lowers our stress levels. Inhale a scent you love and linger on its aroma!
3. Do a mini-declutter
Decluttering is energizing. It allows mind wandering and sometimes physical activity. So why not organize a drawer or cabinet that has been bugging you? Start cleaning and organizing your stuff today!
4. Treat yourself!
Give yourself something special – because you are worth it!
5. Learn something new
Learning something new keeps your mind engaged and body active. It can also increase your adaptability and enables you to become a better version of yourself.
6. Unplug and unwind
Turn off your gadgets and reconnect with yourself! Try social media cleansing every week! Dare!
It’s important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind and soul everyday, not just when you get sick. Trying these simple self-care tips will surely enable you to fight stress and live a healthier and more peaceful life.