Well-being is an ongoing journey, and more than ever, your well-being is essential.
Taking time for self-care is as simple as doing small daily acts that help you manage stress, be more productive, feel happy and achieve being healthy.
In 2019 and 2020, many people pivoted away from “self-care,” as life became unpredictable and fraught with concern, taking care of oneself became a luxury. By March 2020, the idea of self-care was even further from our minds as we found ourselves amid a pandemic. Our day-to-day life was all about managing incredible stress brought on by working from home, juggling work and homeschooling, and worrying about our own and older relatives’ health. Our resilience was put to the test, and our self-care was missing in action.
It’s time to get back to simple essential self-care that focuses on sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, and overall care for our mental and emotional selves. Take responsibility for all of you, have a holistic outlook of caring for yourself, your greatest asset.
7 Self-Care Tips For Your Greatest Asset, You!
1. Treat yourself to something that you’ve wanted to do over the past 18 months
Now that things are re-opening and you may have some leftover residual pandemic trauma lurking within, book a stress-releasing treatment, like reiki, from our stress-busting repertoire. Or go back to the gym or training center if you were doing this pre-pandemic. Possibly indulge in some foods that you haven’t had in a long time? Maybe a long bath, a couple of hours sitting by a lake or stream, or perhaps something simple like starting a new book.
2. Schedule time for deep breathing or simply meditation
Gentle deep breathing or simple meditation can counteract the stress response. Meditation trains the brain and body to relax, focusing on the present instead of the “chatter” in our heads. Even three to five minutes a day can be helpful.
Stretching is essential to keep our muscles, limbs, tendons flexible. Whether we’ve been sitting at a desk for hours, working on our feet, or simply trying to overcome stress your experiencing, counteracting all this with intermittent stretches throughout the day really helps in proactive wellness for our bodies. Doing this also gives your mind a short vacation from what you were doing. Take time to do one or two stretch-type classes a week, like Qi Gong or yoga. Both these options involve lots of stretching and have been proven over centuries to calm the mind, lower blood pressure, and slow the heart rate.
Virtually any type of exercise can reduce mental, emotional, and physical stress. It also releases positive brain chemicals that boost your mood and, of course, burns calories for a balanced weight.
If you’ve been doing the same type of exercise for a while, it might be time to change things up. Studies show we should shake up our routine every four to six weeks. Need suggestions for new exercise ideas-WrxConcierge can help you with this.
5. Focus on the positive, avoid the negative
It often appears that so many things are out of our control right now, but we do have the power to change our mindset. Experts recommend focusing on one good thing that happens every day. Doing this daily can train your brain to switch directions so that when setbacks do occur, you can recover more quickly.
6. Proper hydration and nutrition
In addition to hydrating the body for optimal functioning, drinking water can improve the look and quality of the skin, energize muscles, and help control calories. Alongside hydration, several studies point out increasing your fruit, and veggie consumption helps your mental health.
7. Steadily keep up with self-care, and you will see the benefits
The benefits of self-care may not show up in one day. However, you will start to see changes in your mood and how you feel within a short period of time.
“Nurturing yourself is not selfish—it’s essential to your survival and your well–being.” — Renee Peterson Trudeau
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Rose A. Weinberg, Founder, Chief Wellness Officer at WellnessWrx, Author, Speaker, Registered Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master~Educator, Founder of The feelgood Company. I love my family, home, martial arts, being playful, and feeling good! Full-filled Wife~Mom~Bubi~DogMom~DogBubi!