Life can be very busy with family, work, studies, and all the other things that we have going on. A lot of us can get lost in our day-to-day and forget about ourselves. Whatever path in life that you are on, it is important to take care of your physical, mental and emotional self.
No matter who you are, self care is a necessity. As someone who neglected this many times in my life. When I started to focus on giving myself small moments in the day to focus on myself, my whole life outlook changed.
Here are some easy tips to self care that you can incorporate into your life:
- Take a break from social media.
Even if its for a few hours a day, taking a break from the constant of social media can really improve your mental state. A lot of us will open our social media apps every few hours, whenever we are bored, waiting for something, or anything else we would like to avoid. Being constantly bombarded with advertisements, perfect people, perfect images and perfect lives can be draining even if we don’t realize it. Redirecting your time into other activities like reading, writing, yoga, exercising, or taking a calming bath, can really help to improve your mood, energy level and life. You don’t have to completely give up social media but decreasing the amount of time a day that you are on it is important.
- Give yourself a break.
It’s important to not always be so hard on ourselves. Sometimes we fail or things don’t turn out as planned, but beating ourselves up over things when we did our best isn’t productive. Take a breathe, give yourself a break and try again.
- Find time for silence.
This one is a bit difficult for me, but find time to be in our own mind without constant noise and the rush of life. At first it might be overwhelming but finding time for silence can help you discover things about ourselves.
- Eat healthy.
Eating a healthy meal and nourishing your body is a simple practice that can improve your energy level, skin and overall health.
- Keep track of your mood.
Keeping track of how you feel on an app or journal is a great way to see the patterns of your mood over a longer period of time. Keeping track for a month or more can help you to see how you are experiencing life. You may not notice that 70% of the month you feel stressed/bad, or that you usually feel a certain way during a certain time of the month, but keeping track helps you to take a look at your moods. Eventually, you can pinpoint what causes the bad feelings or stress and find ways to improve our days leading to a happier, healthier life.
- Take a walk.
Walks can be a great way to get the blood flowing and have some personal time. Either you are listening to music or in silence, simple exercises like walking can help to decrease stress, become healthier, and more relaxed.
- Stay away from negativity.
Whether it’s the friend that gossips and bad talks everyone, or the everything is horrible Youtube videos, negativity can drag us down with it and lowers your vibration. Yes, not everything is roses but we can find ways to be an overall positive person without being naive. Be nice, be kind and spread all that is good.