Self-care… yeah, we know we’re supposed to do it, but are we actually taking an initiative to improve our mind, body, and soul? Here are some daily tips that’ll help you deal with this busy thing that we call life.
TUNE OUT: An hour before bed, turn your phone on silent or “do not disturb.” This will allow you to disconnect from your emails, texts, and Instagram notifications that can wait until the morning. Allowing the constant dinging and vibrating from your phone will only give you anxiety and make it harder to unwind… You’re not on the clock anymore, so act like it!
*EXTRA MINDFULNESS TIP: Don’t touch or look at your phone for the first 30 minutes to an hour of waking up. Allow your mind to ease into waking up so you can start your day on the right note.
CLEAN UP: We’re all on some form of social media and are friends with/following people who add no value to our lives…or are just negative human beings.
Do a mini social media clean up by:
- Unfollowing/unfriending them
- “Muting” them so you don’t have that constant reminder of negativity in your line of sight all the time
NUTRITION: I’m not expecting you to only eat fruits, veggies, and lean protein to fuel your body, but to make a small change in your diet every single week. Try drinking an extra glass of water every day or have a green smoothie for breakfast instead of that bagel sandwich. Small changes can make big impacts over time…
SUNSHINE: If you can, try and get 15 minutes of sunshine scheduled into your day. Most of us 9-5er’s are stuck inside an office (some without windows), so we forget how much good vitamin D can do for us! We all receive a lunch break, so take some time to breathe in some fresh air and feel the warmth on your skin.
SPLURGE: There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and then. You work hard for the roof over your head and the car to get you from point A to point B. So, don’t feel guilty for buying yourself that new pair of shoes or that watch you’ve had your eye on for months. YOU DESERVE IT!
ASSIST: There’s no better way to feel good to your bones than helping someone out. Whether they’re in need or not, giving that extra pair of helping hands to someone not only benefits them, but it feeds your soul knowing you made a positive impact on their day.
Author: Rachelle Dupré