When the responsibilities and commitments start to pile up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Make your health a priority with regular self care. What you do to engage in self care regularly will heavily depend on what helps you to relax and puts a smile on your face. To help you get started, here are six ways to engage in self care regularly.
1. Get Fresh Air
As simple as it sounds, getting fresh air can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. The natural feeling of the breeze and warmth of the sun on your skin can help you to let go of stress and reset after a long, stressful day. The next time you are feeling cooped up and overworked, take a break outside to rejuvenate. Whether it’s a walk around the block, trip to the beach or simply spending time in your backyard living space.
2. Soak in Your Spa
Feeling overwhelmed? Head outside and dip your toes in the jet-driven water of your hot tub or swim spa. Sit back and relax as the warm water helps to ease your tension, both physically and emotionally. While in your spa, take time to focus on yourself and let go of unneeded stress. One of the best things about your spa is the versatile experience it can offer. If being alone is what you need, listen to music and read a good book while you indulge in your time alone. On the other hand, you also have the flexibility to invite a friend over for some much-needed fun and entertainment.
3. Pamper Yourself
Making yourself feel good on the outside can often do the same for how you feel on the inside. If you’re overwhelmed, stressed or frustrated, take some time to pamper yourself to feel better. This could range from a facial mask and foot soak, to a haircut, massage or just a soothing bath.
4. Make Healthy Meals
Get creative in the kitchen as your next approach to self care. Explore different foods and recipes as you create a healthy meal for yourself. Not only will you feel better on the inside, but you might even experience a boost in energy levels too. To get started, why not start with a smoothie? Include your choice of dairy or non-dairy base and then add your favorite fruits and vegetables. We suggest a variation of bananas, strawberries, spinach, blueberries, or avocado.
5. Pick a Hobby
Is there an activity that you have always wanted to try, but never seem to have the time to do so? Instead of daydreaming, set time aside for self care and dedicate it to a new hobby. Set aside a minimum of one hour a week to dedicate to your hobby and see how far you can take it.
If you don’t have a hobby in mind, here are a few ideas to help you get started:
- Arts and crafts, such as painting
- Playing an instrument
- Volunteering at a local animal shelter
- Reading or writing
- Exercising, yoga or meditation
- Soaking in a spa
Which hobby will you choose?
6. Enjoy Your Exercise
While not everybody enjoys working out, there are different ways to get your regular physical activity in. Physical activity is an important aspect of maintaining health and wellness, not to mention that it can also help to boost endorphins which -help improve how you feel both emotionally and physically.
Other forms of exercise apart from working out can include swimming, dancing, yoga, cycling, or walking the dog.
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